Profession window installer

Window installers place windows into structures and service them. They take out old windows if present, prepare the opening, mount the window, and attach it in place plumb, straight, square and watertight.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Install sill pan

    Install different types of sill pans, systems that sit underneath the window sill to collect any excess moisture or fluids and convey it outside as to prevent moisture damage to the window or adjacent structures.

  • 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.

  • Cut insulation material to size

    Cut insulation material to fit snugly into a space if that space is too small, too large, or of an irregular shape.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Apply proofing membranes

    Apply specialised membranes to prevent penetration of a structure by dampness or water. Securely seal any perforation to preserve the damp-proof or waterproof properties of the membrane. Make sure any membranes overlap top over bottom to prevent water from seeping in. Check the compatibility of multiple membranes used together.

  • Apply insulation strips

    Apply insulation strips, which prevent air exchange between outdoors and indoors areas.

  • Manipulate glass

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.

  • Use shims

    Set shims in gaps to keep objects firmly in place. Use the suitable size and type of shim, depending on the purpose.

  • Apply spray foam insulation

    Spray foam insulation, usually polyurethane, to fill a space.

  • Set window

    Place a window in a prepared position such as a wall or floor, in case of full height glass. Use measurement tools to ascertain that the window is straight and plumb.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cut house wrap

    Make incisions in house wrap to insert windows, doors or other objects. Plan the incision first and mark the lines on the wrap. Remove excess material. Tape all seams.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

order construction supplies keep records of work progress interpret 2d plans maintain work area cleanliness assemble insulating glazing units assemble windows use sander interpret 3d plans process incoming construction supplies install frameless glass use squaring pole install construction profiles apply house wrap work in a construction team inspect quality of products pack fragile items for transportation create architectural sketches energy performance of buildings advise on construction materials monitor stock level install insulation material keep personal administration inspect insulation types of insulation material follow safety procedures when working at heights

Common job titles

  • Window installer