A glazing technician may also be known as a windscreen technician, and their role is usually to replace damaged windscreens, rear windows and side windows on a whole range of motor vehicles.
If you would like to know more about the duties carried out by a glazing technician, a useful guide is below.
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Vehicle glazing technicians are usually based in garages, workshops or specialist centres such as a dealership or motor trade insurance provider, though it is getting more common for them to be mobile, visiting customers at their own premises. They specialise in replacing glass, but must also have a good knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, due to most car windows having electric components.
General duties of a vehicle glazing technician include:
– Deciding if damaged glass needs to be repaired or replaced, after an assessment
– Glass repair work, including fitting, repairing with resin, or complete replacement
– Disconnecting and refitting electrical components
– Removing and refitting trims and moulds
– Providing quotes to customers
-Administration tasks such as processing payments, collecting cash and filling in paperwork
– Liaising with motor trade insurance companies such as for motor trade insurance go to quotemetoday.co.uk/motor-trade-insurance.
When a vehicle glazing technician is starting out, they can be expected to earn the national minimum wage which is up to £18,000 a year depending on age. An experienced vehicle glazing technician can earn anything up to around £25,000 a year, with bonuses, extra shifts and overtime sometimes being available.
What does it take to become a vehicle glazing technician?
To become a vehicle glazing technician you don’t necessarily need any qualifications to start off with, though you will need a good standard of English and maths. Entering the role through a Modern Apprenticeship Scheme is a good option and means that you are able to train on the job while attending a college at the same time.
If you already have experience in the motor industry, you may be able to train as a glazing technician while you work. Sitting exams and attending short courses can enable you to qualify with an IMI Autoglazing Accreditation.
Other things to consider before becoming a glazing technician are your fitness levels, your passion for motor vehicles and your communication skills for customer liaising.