Mechanical Door Repairers Job Description

by Writing Team on April 13, 2010

The Mechanical Door Repairers install service or repair opening and closing mechanisms of automatic doors and hydraulic door closers. This also includes garage door mechanics.

Tasks for the Mechanical Door Repairers:

  • The Mechanical Door Repairers adjust doors to open or close with the correct amount of effort, and make simple adjustments to electric openers.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers wind large springs with upward motion of arm.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers inspect job sites, assessing headroom, side room, and other conditions in order to determine appropriateness of door for a given location.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers collect payment upon job completion.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers complete required paperwork, such as work orders, according to services performed or required.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers fasten angle iron back-hangers to ceilings and tracks, using fasteners or welding equipment.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers repair or replace worn or broken door parts, using hand tools.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks in order to install spring systems.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairer sets doors into place or stacks hardware sections into openings after rail or track installation.
  • The Mechanical Door Repairers remove or disassemble defective automatic mechanical door closers, using hand tools.

The Mechanical Door Repairer must have knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Mechanical Door Repairer must also have 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. The Mechanical Door Repairer must have knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. The Mechanical Door Repairer must have the skill to install equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. They must know how to repair machines or systems using the right tools. Of course this means they must be able to determine the kind of tools needed to do the job. Also they should be able to determine the causes of operating errors and decide what the necessary steps to make the correct repairs are.

The Mechanical Door Repairer must manage their time so it is cost effective when working on a job, as many are paid by the job, it is necessary to complete the assignment in a good time. If they are working with others they must also be able to watch their time. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. The Mechanical Door Repairer must give their full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Often they are called upon to teach others how to do something pertaining to the work function. They use mathematics to solve problems in their work. It is required that they perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

The Mechanical Door Repairer must have the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. They must also have the ability to see details at close range in order to determine the nature of the problem. They must have 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. The Mechanical Door Repairer must have the ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving out or fatiguing. They must be able to keep their hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the arm and hand in one position. Also they must have the ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The Mechanical Door Repairer must have the ability to coordinate the movement of their arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.

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