Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 22,800 people employed as mechanical door repairers in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $43,200.
Entry level employees earn approximately $28,340 per year and senior employees earn approximately $65,060
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Order replacement springs, sections, or slats.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lubricate door closer oil chambers, and pack spindles with leather washers.
- Set in and secure floor treadles for door-activating mechanisms, and connect power packs and electrical panelboards to treadles.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fasten angle iron back-hangers to ceilings and tracks, using fasteners or welding equipment.
- Collect payment upon job completion.