What does a Parts Technician (240P) do?

Parts Technicians place orders, conduct warehousing, and manage inventory control and the sale of parts. Their duties also include identifying parts and equipment, searching for parts, shipping and receiving parts, providing customer service and advice, and maintaining records.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Providing excellent customer service by discussing products and services required for repairs; acting as a salesperson and information source for customers
  • Conducting a parts search to determine availability of parts; obtaining parts by pulling them from stock or ordering them from suppliers
  • Performing shipping and receiving operations related to parts
  • Operating computers and electronic equipment
  • Invoicing and receiving payment for parts
  • Controlling inventory and maintaining stock
  • Maintaining safe work atmosphere for self and others by ensuring safety procedures are followed

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent; OYAP placement in this or related trade an asset
  • Completion of 3-year apprenticeship program, including on-the-job and in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Parts Technician (240P)?

  • Full-time in warehouse or at customer service counter
  • Generally work in teams that consist of service staff, sales staff, and service technicians
  • Employers include motor vehicle/truck repair shops, vehicle dealerships, heavy duty equipment or small engine repair shops, and self-employment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers can earn $20.00 or more per hour, often with benefits and overtime opportunities.


Parts Technician (240P)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you enjoy working with your hands using a variety of tools and equipment?
Are you good at using numbers and performing calculations?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Can you lift 50lbs comfortably?
Do you enjoy keeping up with and learning about new technology and materials?
Can you read and interpret written and electronic catalogues and databases?
Do you have excellent time management? Are you an organized person? Are you self-motivated?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Parts Technician (240P) may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Sales representative
  • Purchasing representative
  • Customer service representative
  • Specialist in the field
  • Instructor

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