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What is a Mechanical Door Repairer?

Example of Mechanical Door Repairer Job Install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.

Mechanical Door Repairer Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Order replacement springs, sections, or slats.
  • Install dock seals, bumpers, or shelters.
  • Set doors into place or stack hardware sections into openings after rail or track installation.
  • Adjust doors to open or close with the correct amount of effort or make simple adjustments to electric openers.

Things a Mechanical Door Repairer Should Know How to Do

Below is a list of the skills most Mechanical Door Repairers say are important on the job.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening: Giving 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.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Installation: Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Types of Mechanical Door Repairer Jobs

  • Garage Door Opener Installer
  • Automatic Door Technician
  • Overhead Door Technician
  • Residential Door Installer
  • Door Repairman

Mechanical Door Repairer Job Outlook

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 20,400 jobs in the United States for Mechanical Door Repairer. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 2,100 new jobs for Mechanical Door Repairer by 2026. The BLS estimates 1,800 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Mechanical Door Repairer are Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, Mississippi, or Idaho. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Mechanical Door Repairer Salary

The typical yearly salary for Mechanical Door Repairers is somewhere between $27,250 and $62,530.


Mechanical Door Repairers who work in Alaska, Hawaii, or New Hampshire, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Mechanical Door Repairers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $34,150
Alaska $66,460
Arizona $43,220
Arkansas $35,530
California $48,650
Colorado $44,110
Connecticut $40,820
Delaware $40,900
Florida $43,800
Georgia $46,500
Hawaii $48,830
Idaho $36,610
Illinois $55,750
Indiana $44,680
Iowa $41,540
Kansas $46,140
Kentucky $42,780
Louisiana $42,650
Maine $43,050
Maryland $42,450
Massachusetts $48,110
Michigan $35,370
Minnesota $48,470
Mississippi $36,480
Missouri $49,440
Montana $36,540
Nebraska $37,730
Nevada $49,530
New Hampshire $49,590
New Jersey $48,990
New Mexico $38,120
New York $43,300
North Carolina $35,640
North Dakota $41,870
Ohio $41,310
Oklahoma $40,170
Oregon $42,300
Pennsylvania $38,900
Rhode Island $37,340
South Carolina $41,860
South Dakota $37,100
Tennessee $42,320
Texas $40,490
Utah $45,980
Vermont $34,930
Virginia $40,130
Washington $50,850
West Virginia $35,610
Wisconsin $43,080
Wyoming $41,210

Tools & Technologies Used by Mechanical Door Repairers

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Mechanical Door Repairers:

  • Web browser software
  • Route mapping software
  • Work order software

How do I Become a Mechanical Door Repairer?

Learn what Mechanical Door Repairer education requirements there are.


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Where Mechanical Door Repairers Are Employed


The table below shows the approximate number of Mechanical Door Repairers employed by various industries.


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