Glazier Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Glazier Do?

Glaziers are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing, replacing and removing all types of glass. Residential glazing work involves replacing glass in home windows; installing glass mirrors, shower doors and bathtub enclosures; and fitting glass for table tops and display cases. On commercial interior projects, glaziers install items such as heavy, often etched, decorative room dividers or security windows. Glaziers assemble and install metal-framed glass enclosures for showers. They install, cut and remove all window glass, plate and all other types of glass including structural glass, mirror glass, tempered and laminated glass, safety or protection glass, all types of insulating glass units, all plastics or other similar materials when used in place of glass when set or glazed with putty, molding rubber, cement, and all other types of mastic or materials used in place of same.  Glazing projects also may involve replacement of storefront windows.  Glaziers build metal framework from extrusions and install glass panels or curtain walls in large commercial buildings. They drill, tap, and attach metal hinges, handles, locks and other hardware to commercial aluminum doors.


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What Are the Working Conditions?

Glaziers often work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather. At times, they work on scaffolds at great heights. They do a considerable amount of bending, kneeling, lifting and standing.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
Madison Area Glazing JAC 1571 Ivory Dr
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Phone: (608) 834-1690
Fax: (608) 834-0044
Tracy Jallah
Southeastern Glazing JAC P.O. Box 189
Big Bend WI 53103
Phone: (262) 662-1827
Fax: (262) 662-2397
Nick Abbott

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Glazier trade in the United States, visit:

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook

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