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Glazier needed in Canada by HIGHRISE GLASS LTD. 

A glazier is a tradesman responsible for cutting, installing, and removing glass. They also refer to blueprints to figure out the size, shape, and location of the glass in the building. They may have to consider the type and size of scaffolding they need to stand on to fit and install the glass

Job details

  •  Location: Coquitlam, BC
  •  Salary: 27.94 hourly for 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Health benefits
  •  Vacancies: 3 vacancies

A glazier is responsible for measuring, installing and repairing glass in houses, hotels, shops and offices. As a glazier, you’d need to choose appropriate glass for the job in hand, remove old and broken panes, and ensure glass is sealed to be watertight.

What is a glazier?

A glazier is a tradesman who works with glass and glass substitutes. Tasked with cutting, installing and removing glass of all kinds, glaziers install glass into things such as windows, doors, displays, storefronts and skylights, among other things. They may also be required to install sashes or moldings for installations and secure them with a variety of fasteners. Those who enjoy being creative while working with their hands may also gravitate toward this career path.

To become a glazier, you must be very physically fit. Glaziers are required to do heavy lifting and must often work outdoors. They must also be courageous and confident, as they are often required to complete jobs several stories in the air, and they regularly use ladders and scaffolds to complete work. This requires the ability to stand, sit, kneel and squat for prolonged periods.

What does a glazier do?

If you are interested in becoming a glazier, the following is a list of their most common daily responsibilities:

Consulting with customers

Before they can begin any job, glaziers must take the time to meet with each customer to understand their needs. From there, they can give the customer their options and make a plan to rectify any necessary issues.

Removing glass

Glaziers are responsible for cutting and removing any existing glass before installing new glass.

Selecting materials

Since every job is different, glaziers must decide which materials work best to complete each job.

Replacing glass

Glaziers are responsible for cutting, fitting, installing and repairing glass and glass substitutes into a variety of fixtures and locations.

Installing metal and other frameworks

Glaziers may be required to install pre-assembled metal or wood frameworks for doors and windows before they can install the glass.

Reading and interpreting blueprints

Glaziers need to be able to read and interpret blueprints to determine the most appropriate size, shape, color and thickness of the glass or glass substitutes.


Unless they are working as a member of a team, glaziers are often responsible for transporting themselves as well as all necessary materials for each job site.

Securing glass

Glaziers are responsible for lifting and securing glass and glass substitutes using blots, screws, putty and cement.

Common traits of a glazier

While every glazier is different, here are some of the most common traits a glazier may have:


Since being a glazier can be a physically-demanding job, those who take on this role must have a high level of stamina. Not only should they be able to stand, kneel and sit for long periods, they must also be able to hold heavy pieces of glass until they have been fully installed.


Since they are required to work on ladders and scaffolds, glaziers must possess a good level of balance to avoid falls and injuries.

Hand-eye coordination

Since many of the glass pieces must be cut by hand, a glazier should have great hand-eye coordination.

Reading comprehension

Glaziers must have good reading comprehension to read material such as regulations and contracts.

Critical thinking

To be able to figure out the best plan of action for each client, glaziers must possess critical thinking skills.

Written, verbal and interpersonal communication

Given the vast array of clients they come into contact with, glaziers should have excellent communication skills.


Considering the urgent nature of the issues that may arise in this field, glaziers must be very dependable.





  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • or equivalent experience


3 years to less than 5 years

Work site environment

  • At heights
  • Dangerous
  • Hot
  • Outdoors



  • Determine type of glass, frames and material required
  • Measure, mark and cut glass
  • Position and secure panes in frame
  • Assemble and install prefabricated glass, mirrors or glass products
  • Install door, window and other hardware
  • Repair glass doors and other glass structures
  • Assemble, erect and dismantle scaffolding, rigging and hoisting equipment
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
  • Work from man-lift mobile equipment, cranes and other lifting equipment

Experience and specialization

Installation specialization

  • Aluminum storefronts, barrel vaults, solariums, commercial window systems
  • Walls and other interior areas (i.e. partitions)


Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Vision care benefits

Employment groups

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Persons with disabilities, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors, Veterans, Visible minorities, Youth

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

How to apply

By email

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