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Certificate of Qualification 424A

Architectural Glass & Metal Technician

An expert who focuses on designing, fabricating, and installing glass and metal structures in buildings is known as an architectural glass and metal technician. These construction industry workers are in charge of designing and fabricating attractive and useful glass and metal components for both commercial and residential structures.


Interpreting architectural drawings, measuring and cutting glass and metal, assembling and mounting glass panels, framing and mounting metal structures, and ensuring that all installations and materials adhere to safety regulations and building rules are just a few of their responsibilities. They might also collaborate with engineers and architects to create original ideas that are tailored to the project's particular needs and specifications.

Required Skills & Features

  • Knowledge of building & construction

  • Strong Attention to detail

  • Strong communication, reading & writing, numeracy & problem-solving skills

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self-employment

  • Fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals

  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications

  • Work with and install plastic, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes

  • Work from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $36/hr 


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