Feed sheets of glass onto conveyors that carry sheets to grinding machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Layers do?

Feeds sheets of glass onto conveyor type, plaster-covered table that carries sheets into grinding machine: Climbs onto table and receives glass from workers on floor. Lowers ends simultaneously onto table to avoid cracking sheet. Positions sheets end to end so that edges will not be chipped or glass cracked as glass passes beneath grinding heads. Raises glass and scoops more plaster under edges to level sheets. Pulls roller over glass sheets to settle them in and remove air bubbles from plaster.

Should I be a Layer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cleat Layer, Linoleum Layer Apprentice

    How to become a Layer

    Most Layers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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