Mechanical Door Repairers
SOC: 49-9011.00


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

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
17,400 employed

Projected (2024):
19,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Automated Access Systems Technician
  • Automatic Door Mechanic
  • Commercial Door Installer
  • Commercial Installer
  • Door Closer Mechanic
  • Door Installer
  • Door Repairman
  • Door Serviceman
  • Door Technician
  • Exterior Door Installer
  • Garage Door Installer
  • Garage Door Opener Installer
  • Garage Door Service Technician
  • Garage Door Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Installer
  • Mechanical Door Repairer
  • Overhead Door Technician
  • Repairman
  • Residential Door Installer
  • Residential Door Unit Installer
  • Service Technician

  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed


    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.


    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job 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.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Air wrenches
  • Bench grinders
  • Cable crimpers
  • Cable cutters
  • Cable pullers
  • Circular saws
  • Cleaning scrapers
  • Convertible hand trucks
  • Cordless drills
  • Cordless jigsaws
  • Cordless sanders
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital oscilloscopes
  • Electric saws
  • Flat cold chisels
  • Flat hand files
  • Gouges
  • Hand planers
  • Handheld power routers
  • Handsaws
  • Manlifts
  • Material hoists
  • Mini hacksaws
  • Multipurpose hammers
  • Multipurpose screwdrivers
  • Nibbling tools
  • Personal computers
  • Precision levels
  • Punch sets
  • Socket sets
  • Solder guns
  • Spirit levels
  • Stepladders
  • Stick welders
  • Tablet computers
  • Vise grip pliers
  • Warehouse forklifts
  • Winding bars
  • Wire strippers
  • Wood planes
  • Work vans
  • Route mapping software
  • Web browser software
  • Work order software

  • installation maintenance and repair

    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990