Garage Door Technician

Inspect and repair specialized garage motors, springs, and more.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Garage Door Technicians do?

When a garage door breaks, the Garage Door Technician comes to the rescue. As a Garage Door Technician, you work with clients to fix anything that needs to be fixed on their garage doors, from broken springs to worn door panels. Employers for this position include companies that sell or install garage doors. Or you can choose to run your own business.

As a Garage Door Technician, you need to have a wide range of experience and some excellent customer service skills. You usually start each job with a meeting with the client. In this meeting, you figure out the problem and make a visual inspection. You might be dealing with something as vague as a strange noise when the door opens, or something as obvious as a broken lock.

Either way, you give a cost estimate for your work, including parts and labor. And as soon as the client gives you the go signal, you get to work.

You need to know about a lot of different garage doors, and this knowledge can come to you in one of two ways: through experience with a range of doors and their problems, or by reading the repair manual specific to that door. You also want to keep safety as your number one concern. Garage doors can weigh hundreds of pounds, and have tightly wound springs that can break at any point. Because of this, you often work with another Technician or a Garage Door Installer to make sure you complete the job safely and on time.

Should I be a Garage Door Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Automated Access Systems Technician, Door and Operator Technician, Door Technician, Garage Door Opener Installer See More

    How to become a Garage Door Technician

    Most Garage Door Technicians have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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