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Mechanical Door Repairers - 49-9011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Commercial Door Installer
  • Commercial Installer
  • Door Installer
  • Door Technician
  • Garage Door Installer
  • Garage Door Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Residential Door Installer
  • Service Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Adjust doors to open or close with the correct amount of effort, or make simple adjustments to electric openers.
  • Assemble and fasten tracks to structures or bucks, using impact wrenches or welding equipment.
  • Bore or cut holes in flooring as required for installation, using hand or power tools.
  • Carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks to install spring systems.
  • Clean door closer parts, using caustic soda, rotary brushes, or grinding wheels.
  • Collect payment upon job completion.
  • Complete required paperwork, such as work orders, according to services performed or required.
  • Cover treadles with carpeting or other floor covering materials, and test systems by operating treadles.
  • Cut door stops or angle irons to fit openings.
  • Fabricate replacements for worn or broken parts, using welders, lathes, drill presses, or shaping or milling machines.
  • Fasten angle iron back-hangers to ceilings and tracks, using fasteners or welding equipment.
  • Inspect job sites, assessing headroom, side room, or other conditions to determine appropriateness of door for a given location.
  • Install dock seals, bumpers, or shelters.
  • 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.
  • Lubricate door closer oil chambers, and pack spindles with leather washers.
  • Operate lifts, winches, or chain falls to move heavy curtain doors.
  • Order replacement springs, sections, or slats.
  • Prepare doors for hardware installation, such as drilling holes to install locks.
  • Remove or disassemble defective automatic mechanical door closers, using hand tools.
  • Repair or replace worn or broken door parts, using hand tools.
  • Run low voltage wiring on ceiling surfaces, using insulated staples.
  • Set doors into place or stack hardware sections into openings after rail or track installation.
  • Set in and secure floor treadles for door-activating mechanisms, and connect power packs and electrical panelboards to treadles.
  • Study blueprints and schematic diagrams to determine appropriate methods of installing or repairing automated door openers.
  • Wind large springs with upward motion of arm.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Assemble structural components.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Collect payments for goods or services.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Document operational activities.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Gather information about work conditions or locations.
  • Install hardware or other interior fixtures.
  • Install structural foundations.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Move large objects using heavy equipment.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
  • Remove parts or components from equipment.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Run wiring to connect equipment.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • NAMTS Watertight Closure Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Automated Access Systems Technician
  • Door-Closer Mechanic

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Automatic-Door Mechanic
  • Door-Closer Mechanic
  • Overhead Door Installer