Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (Glazier)
Introduction
Architectural glass & metal technicians measure, handle, cut, prepare, fit, install, replace and repair all types of glass and glass substitutes, typically in commercial, residential and transportation applications.
Essential Skills Requirements:
 
Safety-related Activities
Reading
Ability to read short text entries on technical drawings and on forms, such as work orders and invoices. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read workplace safety materials, e.g. read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to understand the chemical composition and hazards of products, such as adhesives. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions about the use, maintenance and storage of personal protective equipment. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions and regulations about the use of swing stages, scaffolding or outriggers. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to identify icons used in WHMIS, fire control and other hazard management systems. (Complexity: 1)
Writing
Ability to write reports to describe events leading up to workplace accidents, e.g. write about injuries and events when completing reports for workers' compensation boards. (Complexity: 2)
Thinking
Ability to evaluate the safety of equipment and the severity of workplace hazards. (Complexity: 2)
 
Glass Installation and Repair
Reading
Ability to understand written instructions for set-up, operation and maintenance of equipment such as powder-actuated tools and layout and measuring equipment. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to interpret information contained in a variety of repair, service and procedure manuals.  (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using basic scale and assembly drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read labels on product packaging, equipment, drawings and panels to locate specifications, safety information and identification numbers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to interpret moderately complex flow, process and logic charts. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate information such as dimensions and installation procedures using moderately complex scale and assembly drawings. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate information such as dimensions, angles and installation procedures using complex scale and assembly drawings. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Thinking
Ability to evaluate the quality and adequacy of work performed. (Complexity: 2)
 
General Administrative Duties
Reading
Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging.  (Complexity: 1)
Ability to interpret codes, standards and regulations, e.g. read codes issued by regulatory committees, associations, safety code councils and municipal and provincial governments to learn how to complete installations and repairs. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to enter data such as dates and identification numbers into labels and tags. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to enter readings, quantities and other data into forms such as tally sheets and logbooks. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate data such as identification numbers, specifications, times and quantities in moderately complex tables. (Complexity: 2)
Writing
Ability to write reminders and short notes to co-workers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to write short text entries in forms such as work orders, application forms and supply requests. (Complexity: 1)
Thinking
Ability to choose tools, methods and products for projects, e.g. consider project specifications, building codes and the availability of time and labour. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to evaluate work projects by considering factors such as efficiencies, timelines, costs and the quality of work performed. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Oral Communication - Listening
Ability to understand short spoken statements such as a simple instruction or question. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand moderately complex spoken statements such as instructions involving multiple steps. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Speaking
Ability to ask simple questions and explain simple thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate language. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to explain moderately complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 2)
 
Use of Mathematics
Whole Numbers
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. (Complexity: 2)
Fractions
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. (Complexity: 2)
Decimals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Percents and Mixed Operations
Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Data Analysis
Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Basic Skills
Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Plane Figures
Ability to calculate perimeters, areas and circumferences; analyze angles and distances in triangles, rectangles and circles; analyze complex shapes into constituent plane figures. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Advanced Tasks
Ability to analyze angles and distances in plane figures; calculate areas of other polygons; use theorem to solve problems; calculate areas and volumes of objects such as spheres, pyramids and cones. (Complexity: 2)
Measurement
Ability to measure things such as distances, weights, volumes, temperatures and angles; use and convert between Metric and Imperial measurement units. (Complexity: 2)
Algebra
Ability to construct and solve equations with one to three different variables and use common formulas. (Complexity: 2)
Trigonometry
Ability to identify and calculate known and unknown angles; use trigonometry to set up and solve problems using trigonometry. (Complexity: 2)