Summary Report for:
49-9011.00 - Mechanical Door Repairers
Install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.
Sample of reported job titles: Commercial Door Installer, Door Installer, Door Serviceman, Garage Door Installer, Garage Door Opener Installer, Garage Door Technician, Installation Technician, Overhead Door Technician, Residential Door Installer, Service Technician
Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings
- 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.
- Carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks to install spring systems.
- Set doors into place or stack hardware sections into openings after rail or track installation.
- Remove or disassemble defective automatic mechanical door closers, using hand tools.
- 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.
- Apply hardware to door sections, such as drilling holes to install locks.
- 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.
- Order replacement springs, sections, or slats.
- Bore or cut holes in flooring as required for installation, using hand or power tools.
- 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.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches
- Bench grinder — Bench grinders
- Cleaning scrapers
- Cold chisels — Flat cold chisels
- Crimping pliers — Cable crimpers
- Flat hand file — Flat hand files
- Forklifts — Warehouse forklifts
- Hacksaw — Mini hacksaws
- Hammers — Multipurpose hammers
- Hand trucks or accessories — Convertible hand trucks
- Hoists — Material hoists
- Impact wrenches — Air wrenches
- Jigsaw — Cordless jigsaws
- Ladders — Stepladders
- Levels — Precision levels; Spirit levels
- Locking pliers — Vise grip pliers
- Manlift or personnel lift — Manlifts
- Minivans or vans — Work vans
- Multimeters — Digital multimeters
- Nibblers — Nibbling tools
- Oscilloscopes — Digital oscilloscopes
- Personal computers
- Planes — Hand planers; Wood planes
- Power drills — Cordless drills
- Power routers — Handheld power routers
- Power sanders — Cordless sanders
- Power saws — Circular saws; Electric saws
- Pullers — Winding bars
- Punches or nail sets or drifts — Punch sets
- Saws — Handsaws
- Screwdrivers — Multipurpose screwdrivers
- Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Stick welders
- Sockets — Socket sets
- Soldering iron — Solder guns
- Tablet computers
- Wire and cable pulling device — Cable pullers
- Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters
- Wire-stripping pliers — Wire strippers
- Wood gouge — Gouges
Technology used in this occupation:
- 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.
- 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.
- Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- 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.
- Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
- Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- 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).
- Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
- 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.
- Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
- Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
- Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
- Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
- Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
- Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
- Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
- Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
- Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
- Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
- Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
- Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
- Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
- Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
- Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
- Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
- Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
- 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.
- Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
- Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
- Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
- Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Detailed Work Activities
- Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
- Document operational activities.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
- Collect payments for good or services.
- Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
- Gather information about work conditions or locations.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Connect electrical components or equipment.
- Install hardware or other interior fixtures.
- Move large objects using heavy equipment.
- Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
- Remove parts or components from equipment.
- Assemble structural components.
- Run wiring to connect equipment.
- Install structural foundations.
- Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 72% responded “Every day.”
- Freedom to Make Decisions — 77% responded “A lot of freedom.”
- Telephone — 84% responded “Every day.”
- Face-to-Face Discussions — 65% responded “Every day.”
- Frequency of Decision Making — 80% responded “Every day.”
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 56% responded “Extremely important.”
- Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 59% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 61% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
- Deal With External Customers — 45% responded “Extremely important.”
- Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 62% responded “Every day.”
- Contact With Others — 50% responded “Constant contact with others.”
- Spend Time Standing — 45% responded “More than half the time.”
- Structured versus Unstructured Work — 49% responded “A lot of freedom.”
- Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 39% responded “Very important results.”
- Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — 39% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Time Pressure — 47% responded “Every day.”
- Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 37% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
- Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 39% responded “Every day.”
- Outdoors, Under Cover — 41% responded “Every day.”
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 41% responded “Very high responsibility.”
- Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 42% responded “Every day.”
- Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 41% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Spend Time Walking and Running — 38% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 43% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Exposed to Contaminants — 35% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 22% responded “Not important at all.”
- Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 48% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
- Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 48% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
- Coordinate or Lead Others — 46% responded “Very important.”
- Level of Competition — 36% responded “Slightly competitive.”
- Exposed to High Places — 32% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.”
- In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 54% responded “Every day.”
|Title||Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed|
|Education||These occupations usually require a high school diploma.|
|Related Experience||Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.|
|SVP Range||(4.0 to < 6.0)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
|57||High school diploma or equivalent|
|34||Less than high school diploma|
|6||Some college, no degree|
Interest code: R
- Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
- Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
- Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
- Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
- Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
- Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
- Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
- Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
- Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
- Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
- Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2014)||$17.82 hourly, $37,080 annual|
|Employment (2012)||16,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Much faster than average (22% or higher)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||9,100|
|Top industries (2012)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.