Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

Median Annual Wage: $20,900

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (53%); Less than high school diploma (33%); Post-secondary certificate (14%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Customer Service Representative; Attendant; Clerk; Gas Station Cashier; Cleaner/Shifter; Gas Attendant; Service Station Attendant; Gas Pumper; Fuel Attendant; Gas Station Attendant

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  • Activate fuel pumps and fill fuel tanks of vehicles with gasoline or diesel fuel to specified levels.
  • Prepare daily reports of fuel, oil, and accessory sales.
  • Clean parking areas, offices, restrooms, or equipment and remove trash.
  • Check air pressure in vehicle tires; and levels of fuel, motor oil, transmission, radiator, battery, and other fluids; and add air, oil, water, or other fluids, as required.
  • Clean windshields, and/or wash and wax vehicles.
  • Provide customers with information about local roads or highways.

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants.

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