Parts Salespersons

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Median Annual Wage: $29,440

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (70%); Post-secondary certificate (13%); Associate's degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Parts Salesperson; Parts Manager; Parts Counterperson; Parts Specialist; Parts Advisor; Parts Salesman; Parts Counter Sales Person; Parts Clerk; Parts Consultant; Parts Person

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Parts Salespersons.

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  • Fill customer orders from stock and place orders when requested items are out of stock.
  • Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
  • Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
  • Prepare sales slips or sales contracts.
  • Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions.
  • Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
  • Locate and label parts and maintain inventory of stock.
  • Mark and store parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems.
  • Pick up and deliver parts.
  • Discuss use and features of various parts, based on knowledge of machines or equipment.
  • Examine returned parts for defects, and exchange defective parts or refund money.
  • Maintain and clean work and inventory areas.
  • Manage shipments by researching shipping methods or costs and tracking packages.
  • Advise customers on substitution or modification of parts when identical replacements are not available.
  • Place new merchandise on display.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Parts Salespersons.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Parts Salespersons.

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