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Mechanical Door Repairers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Wind large springs with upward motion of arm.
    • Adjust doors to open or close with the correct amount of effort, or make simple adjustments to electric openers.
    • Order replacement springs, sections, or slats.
    • Carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks to install spring systems.
    • Repair or replace worn or broken door parts, using hand tools.
    • 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.
    • Collect payment upon job completion.
    • 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.
    • Inspect job sites, assessing headroom, side room, or other conditions to determine appropriateness of door for a given location.
    • Assemble and fasten tracks to structures or bucks, using impact wrenches or welding equipment.
    • Set doors into place or stack hardware sections into openings after rail or track installation.
    • Lubricate door closer oil chambers, and pack spindles with leather washers.
    • Operate lifts, winches, or chain falls to move heavy curtain doors.
    • Remove or disassemble defective automatic mechanical door closers, using hand tools.
    • Fabricate replacements for worn or broken parts, using welders, lathes, drill presses, or shaping or milling machines.
    • Prepare doors for hardware installation, such as drilling holes to install locks.
    • 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.
    • Install dock seals, bumpers, or shelters.
    • Set in and secure floor treadles for door-activating mechanisms, and connect power packs and electrical panelboards to treadles.
    • Cover treadles with carpeting or other floor covering materials, and test systems by operating treadles.
    • Bore or cut holes in flooring as required for installation, using hand or power tools.
    • Clean door closer parts, using caustic soda, rotary brushes, or grinding wheels.

    Skills

    • 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.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 41100/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 19.76/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,260
    • Yearly Projected Openings 120

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Power saws
    • Planes
    • Levels
    • Bench grinder
    • Adjustable wrenches

    Technology

    • Operating system software
    • Office suite software
    • Internet browser software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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