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Career and Education Opportunities for Mechanical Door Repairers

In general, mechanical door repairers install, service, or repair opening and closing mechanisms of automatic doors and hydraulic door closers. They also includes garage door mechanics.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Mechanical Door Repairer

Mechanical Door Repairer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Mechanical door repairers adjust doors to open or close with the correct amount of effort, and make simple adjustments to electric openers. They also apply hardware to door sections. Equally important, mechanical door repairers have to repair or remove worn or broken door parts, using hand tools. They are often called upon to carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks so as to install spring systems. They are expected to wind large springs with upward motion of arm. Finally, mechanical door repairers run low voltage wiring on ceiling surfaces, using insulated staples.

Every day, mechanical door repairers are expected to be able to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done. They need to move quickly in order to hold onto or control objects and devices. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.