Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.Number of Jobs in 2010: 1,680
Number of Jobs in 2020: 1,755
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 4.5
Annual Openings: 69
Entry Wage: $11.35
Median Wage: $15.93
Education Requirement: Less than high school
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- Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
- Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions.
- Receive and fill telephone orders for parts.
- Fill customer orders from stock.
- Prepare sales slips or sales contracts.
- Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
- Take inventory of stock.
- Advise customers on substitution or modification of parts when identical replacements are not available.
- Examine returned parts for defects, and exchange defective parts or refund money.
- Mark and store parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems.
- Discuss use and features of various parts, based on knowledge of machines or equipment.
- Demonstrate equipment to customers and explain functioning of equipment.
- Place new merchandise on display.
- Measure parts, using precision measuring instruments, to determine whether similar parts may be machined to required sizes.
- Repair parts or equipment.
Indivduals currently working as Parts Salespersons can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- Retail Salespersons
- Order Clerks
- Postal Service Clerks
- Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
- Counter and Rental Clerks
- Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
- Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
- Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks*
- Receptionists and Information Clerks
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Last updated on January 29, 2013