Mechanical Door Repairers

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Door Installer, Garage Door Installer, Garage Door Technician, Service Technician

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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:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


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

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Job Outlook

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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