Parts Technician

ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade, Designated Red Seal Trade


  • Receive and sort incoming parts and supplies
  • Reconcile calculated inventory with physical counts
  • Prepare, maintain and update purchasing files, reports and price lists
  • Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in a warehouse, tool room, parts room, or other area
  • Process incoming requisitions and issue or distribute parts and supplies for internal usage
  • Maintain records of orders and the amount, kind and location of parts supplies on hand using manual or computerized inventory system
  • Prepare requisition orders to replenish parts and supplies
  • Provide customer support service and merchandising by selling spare and replacement parts for motor vehicles, machinery and equipment in a retail setting in person, over the telephone or Internet
  • Advise retail customers or internal users on appropriateness of parts, supplies or materials requested
  • Manage and process returns

Personal Qualities

  • You are computer literate and enjoy working with computerized equipment
  • You pay close attention to detail
  • You enjoy working indoors
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time and are able to bend down and reach up frequently
  • You will have to lift and carry parts of various sizes and weights
  • You are not bothered by standing on concrete all day
  • You like working independently or as a member of a team to provide service both in-house and to the public
  • Review to the Essential Skills profile for additional qualities required

Career Opportunities

  • A partsperson may work for motor vehicle parts manufacturers, motor vehicle manufacturers, motive power repair shops and retail parts establishments
  • A partsperson will generally work in a warehouse, tool room or parts room, and if in a retail environment, may work behind a counter and serve the public

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 5,460 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 6,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the apprenticeship program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification
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