Details for Mechanical Door Repairers
Install, service, or repair opening and closing mechanisms of automatic doors and hydraulic door closers. 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.
- 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.
Education, training, experience
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- 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.
- 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.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
- Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
- Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
- Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
- Motorboat Mechanics