Profession plate glass installer
Plate glass installers fit panes of glass into windows and other structural elements like glass doors, walls, façades and other structures.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Install construction profiles
Install a variety of metal or plastic profiles used to attach materials to each other or to structural elements. Cut them to size if called for.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Install glass frames
Securely set frames in place to be fitted with glass panes. Set storefront frames, balustrades, and curtain wall framing for a variety of usage cases.
- Handle broken glass sheets
Handle the damaged glass sheets so that they do not collapse into the kiln by closing the roll of the drawing kiln.
- Use measurement instruments
Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.
- Interpret 2D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.
- Cut glass
Use glass cutting tools or diamond blades to cut pieces out of glass plates, including mirrors.
- Remove glass from windows
Remove glass from windows without causing damage. Inspect the windows and take the necessary steps, like removing putty and prying out glazer's points. Recover the pane in one piece and clean it if called for.
- Install frameless glass
Set frameless glass panes, usually in showers and on bathtubs. Use plastic shims to make sure the glass doesn't touch any hard surfaces, which may cause scratching or breaking. Make sure the glass is level and attach any brackets to keep the glass in place. Waterproof the edges with silicone rubber caulk.
- Transport construction supplies
Bring construction materials, tools and equipment to the construction site and store them properly taking various aspects into account such as the workers' safety and protection from deterioration.
- Smooth glass edges
Use automated abrasive belts to smooth or shape glass edges.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- Adjust glass sheets
Adjust glass sheets` thickness, according to the gauge readings, using asbestos pads on the sides of the kilns` cooling jacket.
- Smooth glass surface
Smooth glass or lens surfaces of optical instruments with grinding and polishing tools, such as diamond tools.
- Inspect construction supplies
Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Manipulate glass
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.
- Interpret 3D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.
- Use shims
Set shims in gaps to keep objects firmly in place. Use the suitable size and type of shim, depending on the purpose.
- Inspect glass sheet
Inspect the drawn sheets of glass in order to detect any flows such as blisters or stones, signalling the defective glass sheets.
- Rinse glass
Rinse the glass following the bevelling process using water in order to remove the abrasive residue.