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Parts Specialist / Salesperson

857

Statewide
Job Postings
97th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
5,420

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$10.71 - $18.18

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$10.89 - $19.18

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Parts Specialist / Salesperson - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 857 job postings for the occupation of Parts Specialist / Salesperson in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Parts Specialist / Salesperson. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Parts Specialist / Salesperson Do:

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Common Job Activities:

  • Receive and fill telephone orders for parts.
  • Fill customer orders from stock and place orders when requested items are out of stock.
  • Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
  • Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
  • Prepare sales slips or sales contracts.
  • Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions.
  • Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
  • Locate and label parts and maintain inventory of stock.
  • Mark and store parts in stockrooms according to prearranged systems.
  • Pick up and deliver parts.
  • Discuss use and features of various parts, based on knowledge of machines or equipment.
  • Manage shipments by researching shipping methods or costs and tracking packages.
  • Maintain and clean work and inventory areas.
  • 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.
  • Place new merchandise on display.
  • Demonstrate equipment to customers and explain functioning of equipment.
  • Measure parts, using precision measuring instruments, to determine whether similar parts may be machined to required sizes.
  • Repair parts or equipment.

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