Position and secure sheets of glass on tables.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Joiners do?

Positions and secures sheets of glass on table preparatory to grinding and polishing operations: Dumps quantity of plaster onto table and spreads it, using trowel. Guides sheets of glass, lowered by overhead crane, onto plaster-covered table so that glass sheets lie end to end. Inserts stubs between sheets to prevent chipping. Drives wood pegs up through holes along edge of table to prevent glass from shifting or sliding from table. Fills spaces between sheets with plaster to provide continuous smooth surface for grinding and polishing.

Should I be a Joiner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Boat Joiner, Joiner Apprentice, Jointer, Ship Joiner

    How to become a Joiner

    Joiners 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 Joiner-related education!
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