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Parts Salesperson

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High school (GED) +

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What They Do

Parts Salespersons Career Video

About This Career

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

This career is part of the Marketing cluster Professional Sales pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Receives and fills telephone orders for parts.
  • Fills customer orders from stock, and places orders when requested items are out of stock.
  • Reads catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
  • Receives payment or obtains credit authorization.
  • Prepares sales slips or sales contracts.
  • Determines replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions.
  • Assists customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
  • Locates and labels parts, and maintains inventory of stock.
  • Marks and stores parts in stockrooms, according to prearranged systems.
  • Picks up and delivers parts.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Parts Advisor
  • Parts Clerk
  • Parts Consultant
  • Parts Counter Sales Person
  • Parts Counterperson
  • Parts Person
  • Parts Salesman
  • Parts Specialist


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