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Occupation Profile for Mechanical Door Repairers

Install, service, or repair opening and closing mechanisms of automatic doors and hydraulic door closers. Includes garage door mechanics.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$31,610.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
0.5 Average Unemployment Percentage 55.1 Percentage That Completed High School
15,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 38.0 Percentage That Had Some College
18,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 6.9 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Automated Access Systems Technician
Automatic Door Mechanic
Commercial Door Installer
Commercial Service Technician
Door and Operator Technician
Door Closer Mechanic
Door Installer
Door Serviceman
Door Technician
Garage Door Installer
Garage Door Opener Installer
Garage Door Service Technician
Garage Door Technician
Installation Technician
Mechanic, Automatic Door
Mechanic, Door Closer
Overhead Door Installer
Overhead Door Technician
Repairman
Residential Door Installer
Service Technician

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Order replacement springs, sections, and slats.
  • Core — Carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks in order to install spring systems.
  • Supplemental — Bore and cut holes in flooring as required for installation, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Core — Set doors into place or stack hardware sections into openings after rail or track installation.
  • Supplemental — Set in and secure floor treadles for door activating mechanisms; then connect power packs and electrical panelboards to treadles.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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