Mechanical Door Repairers
Install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.
Related job titles:
Service Technician, Installation Technician, Door Installer, Garage Door Installer, Commercial Door Installer, Garage Door Technician, Residential Door Installer, Door Serviceman, Garage Door Opener Installer, Overhead Door Technician
Annual Median Wage: $36,640
Penn Foster Schools
Projected growth: Faster than average (20% to 28%)
Adjust doors to open or close with the correct amount of effort or make simple adjustments to electric openers.
Wind large springs with upward motion of arm.
Inspect job sites, assessing headroom, side room, or other conditions to determine appropriateness of door for a given location.
Collect payment upon job completion.
Complete required paperwork, such as work orders, according to services performed or required.
Fasten angle iron back-hangers to ceilings and tracks, using fasteners or welding equipment.
Repair or replace worn or broken door parts, using hand tools.
Set doors into place or stack hardware sections into openings after rail or track installation.
Carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks to install spring systems.
Apply hardware to door sections, such as drilling holes to install locks.
Install door frames, rails, steel rolling curtains, electronic-eye mechanisms, or electric door openers and closers, using power tools, hand tools, and electronic test equipment.
Remove or disassemble defective automatic mechanical door closers, using hand tools.
Assemble and fasten tracks to structures or bucks, using impact wrenches or welding equipment.
Run low voltage wiring on ceiling surfaces, using insulated staples.
Cut door stops or angle irons to fit openings.
Study blueprints and schematic diagrams to determine appropriate methods of installing or repairing automated door openers.
Operate lifts, winches, or chain falls to move heavy curtain doors.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mechanical Door Repairers.