Skills Automatic Door System Installer And Servicer near Moose Jaw (SK)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an automatic door system installer and servicer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Residential and commercial installers and servicers (NOC 7441).

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

Essential skills

See how the 9 essential skills apply to this occupation. This section will be updated soon.

  • May read brief memos clarifying job specifications. (1)
  • May read faxes from commercial customers outlining the type, dimensions and locations of installations needed. (1)
  • May read directions for glues and paints. (1)
  • May scan Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) labels for safety warnings. (1)
  • May read manuals and other information from manufacturers to learn effective procedures for working with new materials. (2)
  • May read notes in architectural specifications and contractors' plans to clarify materials and instructions for large jobs. (2)
  • May read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for detailed safety information and material handling instructions. (3)
  • May read manuals describing how to construct and install products, such as swimming pools, water heaters or electric gate systems. (3)
  • May refer to building codes to find regulations regarding matters such as fire ratings for sealants around pipes going through walls. (4)
Document use
  • May look up addresses and phone numbers in telephone books. (1)
  • May read safety signs on construction site entrances, such as warnings to wear hard hats, steel-toed shoes and hearing protection. (1)
  • May fill in time sheets for payroll. (1)
  • May locate job sites using road maps and subdivision plans. (2)
  • May read work order forms and company price lists for different jobs. (2)
  • May consult tables to determine the size of anchor bolts or signs. (2)
  • May read Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) labels on materials, such as cans of chemicals and glue. (2)
  • May complete invoices to collect payment on-site at the end of jobs. (2)
  • May complete forms for ordering supplies, recording gas mileage and detailing vehicle maintenance. (2)
  • May refer to building plans and sketches in manufacturers' manuals showing, for example, where to install pipes or how to complete kitchen cabinets. (3)
  • May take measurements from scale drawings when determining supplies required. (3)
  • May read assembly drawings for valves, boilers, pumps and motors. (3)
  • May read blueprints to establish the routing of piping around fixtures or locations of water heaters and softeners. (3)
  • May read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to find out the properties of materials such as spray paint. (3)
  • May read schematics located on machines, describing electrical and hydraulic circuits. (3)
  • May write notes describing factory defects, in support of warranty claims. (1)
  • May write notes to customers regarding details of jobs and keep a daily log of significant interactions with customers. (1)
  • May write work descriptions and explanations needed to complete permits and other forms for product installation. For example, a health certificate form is required for septic tank installation. (1)
  • May write letters to utility companies requesting information on where lines are installed. (1)
  • May write memos to contractors requesting alterations in plans or information about purchasing materials. (2)
  • May write price quotations, detailed work orders, and notes which modify existing work orders. (2)
NumeracyMoney Math
  • May calculate totals for gas purchases and other expenses and submit for reimbursement. (1)
  • May calculate the total amount of a service or installation bill, including material costs, labour charged at an hourly rate and applicable taxes. (3)
Scheduling, Budgeting & Accounting Math
  • May compare costs for materials when buying in different quantities or from different suppliers. (1)
  • May determine the budget for a job, checking the manufacturer's specification list for parts and prices, and adding labour charges and taxes. (2)
Measurement and Calculation Math
  • May measure the size of openings when planning how to get a piece of equipment through it. (1)
  • May measure and calculate perimeters when installing moldings. (1)
  • May calculate areas when installing tiles. (2)
  • May measure window frame dimensions and calculate how best to cut material from available stock. (2)
  • May measure distance to install fencing taking into account ground undulation and determine if some areas will need longer rolls of chain link than others. (2)
  • May use specialized measuring tools such as transits, levels, and volt/ohm meters. Use a carpenter's square to measure angles and slopes. (3)
  • May determine property lines, the length of a pool liner or the centre point of a space available for cabinet installation. (3)
  • May use extensive geometry to lay out complex carpentry work such as framing a bay window or cutting a rafter. Measure and cut complementary angles using knowledge of common geometrical relationships and figures. (4)
  • May use trigonometry to calculate the dimensions of pipe offsets and rolling offsets. (4)
Numerical Estimation
  • May estimate job completion time based on a calculation of how much has been done in the time already spent. (1)
  • May estimate the amounts of materials for a job where both calculation and judgment are required. For example, they may estimate the quantity of cement required for a sign base with a square top but an irregular hole beneath. (2)
  • May estimate the cost of a job, taking into account the time and materials required. (3)
Oral communication
  • Give instructions to assistants about installations or safety hazards. (1)
  • Speak with sales staff to clarify orders and discuss discrepancies in measurements. (1)
  • Talk to suppliers to get information on products and to place purchase orders. (1)
  • Interact with other tradespeople. For example, they may talk to electricians to make sure boxes and outlets will fit in cupboards. (1)
  • Talk with warehouse clerks to get materials and supplies. (1)
  • Communicate clearly with co-workers when digging up ground near gas or hydro lines. (1)
  • Get instructions from job superintendents, home owners or clients. (2)
  • Discuss work in progress and potential installation problems with customers. (2)
ThinkingProblem Solving
  • Fence installers may encounter ground that is not even. They may have to obtain posts of differing lengths. (1)
  • Window installers may find supporting walls are rotten when they remove the old windows. They must construct supports for the new windows. (1)
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers may encounter problems when sent to install unfamiliar products, such as a new type of metal siding. They may contact suppliers and manufacturer representatives for information and assistance. (2)
  • Pool installers may find that there is no water pressure in the pool. They check the skimmer to make sure it is not plugged and make sure the pressure of the filter is not too high. (2)
  • Cabinet installers may break a counter top while installing it. They use glues, filters or silicônes to repair and disguise the break. (2)
  • Garage door installers may encounter incomplete or shoddy work by other tradespeople which prevent them from completing the installation. Electrical outlets may be covered by wallboard or concrete pads may not be level. They have to negotiate with on-site tradespeople or the general contractor to get the defects corrected and complete the job. (3)
Decision Making Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers
  • Choose appropriate fastners, adhesives and sealants for each job. (1)
  • Make decisions about whether to proceed with an installation. For example, tile installers might find that a sub-floor is in poor condition. They must decide whether to ask for the sub-floor to be replaced before installing or to take more time on surface preparation. (2)
  • Decide on the best way to gain access to awkward places in houses, keeping in mind the safety risk, the cost of renting and erecting scaffolding, the total time available and the amount of work to be done. (3)
Fence installers
  • Decide at what specific time they want concrete trucks to arrive. They make the decision based on the number of holes that have been dug. (1)
  • Decide whether they can continue a job when they suspect that property lines are wrong on the customer's plans. (2)
Cabinet installers
  • Decide, when cabinets will be hard to fit in as specified, whether to suggest a modification in the design of the adjoining area. (3)
Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking information was not collected for this profile.

Job Task Planning and Organizing

Own Job Planning and Organizing

Residential and commercial installers and servicers receive job orders from company owners. Sales staff may co-ordinate schedules and delivery dates, and the installers and servicers then finalize those arrangements with customers. They plan which tools and supplies are needed at various job sites and consider travel time and their assistant's work schedules when planning and sequencing their daily tasks. Plans may be modified as necessary after checking with company managers. (3)

Planning and Organizing for Others

Residential and commercial installers co-ordinate their work with other tradespeople. Interruptions may occur if the weather interferes with outdoor work or if the condition of existing buildings is such that repairs are necessary before the installation can proceed. (3)

Significant Use of Memory
  • May remember standard measures for bases of cabinets.
  • May remember details of an electrical door installation in case it is done again.
  • May remember work codes and by-laws to ensure that work meets proper specifications and is certified by inspectors.
  • May remember procedures required for the safe operation of a variety of tools such as table saws, joiners, planers and boring machines.
Finding Information
  • Refer to street maps to find addresses of job sites. (1)
  • Consult equipment catalogues to locate replacement parts and prices. (2)
  • Read manufacturer specification sheets, manuals, blueprints and scale drawings for information about particular jobs. (2)
Digital technology
  • Some may type work orders. (2)
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Working with Others

Residential and commercial installers and servicers may work alone or independently, alongside other tradespeople who are carrying out tasks at the same work site. They may work with helpers to position and install products, such as gutters, and to lift heavy products, such as windows, into place. They work as part of a larger team made up of installers, assistants, supervisors and dispatchers.

Continuous Learning

Residential and commercial installers and servicers continue to learn. For example, they may learn about new materials and tools from manufacturers' seminars and may acquire new skills in areas such as plumbing, electrics, masonry and blueprint reading through on-the-job learning and through certificate courses at vocational schools or colleges. They also take health and safety courses.

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