Profession door installer

Door installers set doors in place. They remove the old door if present, prepare the frame opening, and set the new door in place square, straight, plumb, and watertight if called for. Door installers also inspect and service existing doors.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Skills

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Install locks

    Fit a lock into a compatible door. Install the lock for optimal security.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Manipulate glass

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.

  • Apply proofing membranes

    Apply specialised membranes to prevent penetration of a structure by dampness or water. Securely seal any perforation to preserve the damp-proof or waterproof properties of the membrane. Make sure any membranes overlap top over bottom to prevent water from seeping in. Check the compatibility of multiple membranes used together.

  • Cut house wrap

    Make incisions in house wrap to insert windows, doors or other objects. Plan the incision first and mark the lines on the wrap. Remove excess material. Tape all seams.

  • Cut insulation material to size

    Cut insulation material to fit snugly into a space if that space is too small, too large, or of an irregular shape.

  • Fit doors

    Fit a door into a prepared space and attach the hinges to the door and door frame. Make sure the door is straight and flush.

  • Apply insulation strips

    Apply insulation strips, which prevent air exchange between outdoors and indoors areas.

  • Apply spray foam insulation

    Spray foam insulation, usually polyurethane, to fill a space.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Use shims

    Set shims in gaps to keep objects firmly in place. Use the suitable size and type of shim, depending on the purpose.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor stock level install insulation material keep records of work progress interpret 3d plans inspect insulation work in a construction team apply house wrap order construction supplies use sander pack fragile items for transportation create architectural sketches install construction profiles interpret 2d plans types of insulation material use squaring pole process incoming construction supplies inspect quality of products install automatically opening door advise on construction materials keep personal administration

Common job titles

  • Commercial door installer apprentice
  • Window/ door installer
  • Bath installer
  • Carpenter- drywall installer
  • Overhead door tech / installer
  • Installer
  • Window installer
  • Commercial installer
  • In-home installer
  • Security system technician/installer