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Automotive & Watercraft Service Attendants

Also called: Gas Station Cashier, Cleaner/Shifter, Gas Attendant, Service Station Attendant

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect cash payments from customers and make change or charge purchases to customers' credit cards and provide customers with receipts.
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
Time accounting software
  • Timekeeping software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$20,140
per year, on average
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