Mechanical Door Repairers

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About the Job

Install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.

It is also Called

  • Service Technician
  • Residential Door Unit Installer
  • Residential Door Installer
  • Repairman
  • Overhead Door Technician
  • Mechanical Door Repairer
  • Installer
  • Installation Technician
  • Garage Door Technician
  • Garage Door Service Technician
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What They Do

  • Clean door closer parts, using caustic soda, rotary brushes, or grinding wheels.
  • Bore or cut holes in flooring as required for installation, using hand or power tools.
  • Cover treadles with carpeting or other floor covering materials and test systems by operating treadles.
  • Set in and secure floor treadles for door activating mechanisms; then connect power packs and electrical panelboards to treadles.
  • Lubricate door closer oil chambers and pack spindles with leather washers.
  • Order replacement springs, sections, or slats.
  • Install dock seals, bumpers, or shelters.
  • Study blueprints and schematic diagrams to determine appropriate methods of installing or repairing automated door openers.
  • Cut door stops or angle irons to fit openings.
  • Run low voltage wiring on ceiling surfaces, using insulated staples.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: R.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Independence and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $35,450 with most people making between $24,490 and $47,280

Outlook

1.73%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 520 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 610 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 9 openings due to growth and about 21 replacement openings for approximately 30 total annual openings.



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