Parts Salespersons

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Parts Consultant, Parts Counterperson, Parts Salesman, Parts Salesperson

What they do:
Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.
On the job, you would:
  • Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
  • Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
  • Fill customer orders from stock, and place orders when requested items are out of stock.



  • customer service
  • sales and marketing

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others


  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • looking for ways to help people



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • order or arrange things
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Inventory management software

  • Inventory control system software In Demand
  • Inventory tracking software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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