Breaker

Break excess glass from glass stocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Breakers do?

Breaks excess glass from glass stock along lines cut by GLASS CUTTER, using notched tool, glass pinchers, or pliers, to form products, such as watch crystals, meter dials, goggle lenses, or mirrors.


Should I be a Breaker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bread Dumper, Bread Panner, Bread Racker, Bread Stacker, Breakdown Worker, Breaker Layer, Breaker-Off, Breaker-Up See More

    How to become a Breaker

    Breakers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Breaker-related education!
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