Glaziers, Window Fabricators and Fitters

Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters make and install pre-glazed wooden, metal or PVC framework, and cut, fit and set glass in windows, doors, shop fronts, and other structural frames.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Sets up and operates machinery to manufacture windows and window frames.
  • Fixes mirror panels to interior and exterior walls and repairs and replaces broken glass.
  • Applies mastic, putty or adhesive between glass and frame and trims off excess with knife.
  • Smooths edges of glass and positions and secures in frame or grooved lead strips.
  • Scores plain, coloured, safety and ornamental glass with hand cutter and breaks off glass by hand or with pliers.
  • Examines drawings or specifications to determine job requirements.

Desired Skills

Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Writing, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Science

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