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Mechanical Door Repairers

Also called: Door Installer, Garage Door Installer, Installer, Service Technician

What they do:
Install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks to install spring systems.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Route navigation software
  • Route mapping software
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Work order software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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