Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers
Install, service, or repair opening and closing mechanisms of automatic doors and hydraulic door closers. Include garage door mechanics.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: 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.
Tasks: 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. 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. Fasten angle iron back-hangers to ceilings and tracks, using fasteners or welding equipment. Collect payment upon job completion. 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.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.01   Entry $27,056.00
Mean $16.80   Mean $34,945.00
Experience $18.70 Experience $38,895.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
49-9011.00 Mechanical Door Repairers