Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.
- Wholesale Parts Salesperson
- Sales Specialist
- Sales Assistant
- Parts Technician
- Parts Specialist
- Parts Salesperson
- Parts Salesman
- Parts Person
- Parts Manager
- Parts Counterperson
- Repair parts or equipment.
- Measure parts, using precision measuring instruments, to determine whether similar parts may be machined to required sizes.
- Place new merchandise on display.
- Demonstrate equipment to customers and explain functioning of equipment.
- Discuss use and features of various parts, based on knowledge of machines or equipment.
- Mark and store parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems.
- Examine returned parts for defects, and exchange defective parts or refund money.
- Advise customers on substitution or modification of parts when identical replacements are not available.
- Take inventory of stock.
- Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ECR.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional and Realistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Support in their jobs.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- 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.
- Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2013, the average annual wage in Washington was $33,730 with most people making between $20,450 and $48,360
During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 5,960 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 6,000 employed in 2018.
This occupation will have about 4 openings due to growth and about 216 replacement openings for approximately 220 total annual openings.
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majorSelling Skills and Sales Operations
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