Mechanical Door Repairers

Also called: Automated Access Systems Technician, Automatic Door Mechanic, Automatic Door Technician, Commercial Door Installer, Commercial Installer

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Order replacement springs, sections, or slats.
  • Lubricate door closer oil chambers and pack spindles with leather washers.
  • Set in and secure floor treadles for door activating mechanisms; then 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.
Work Context

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Work Activities
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • 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.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • 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.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Gather information about work conditions or locations.
  • Collect payments for goods or services.
  • Document operational activities.
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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.
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.

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.
Installation
  • Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Abilities

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.
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.
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.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

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