Automotive parts interpreters sell automotive parts and accessories in retail or wholesale outlets. Parts can include batteries, headlights, tyres, seat covers, car cleaning equipment, and engine, brake and transmission components.
Duties & Tasks
Automotive parts interpreters may perform the following tasks:talk to customers to find out their exact needs and recommend appropriate parts
identify the make, model and variations of motor vehicles and automotive equipment
check catalogues or computer databases to identify and locate the source of required parts
order parts from warehouse and external suppliers
calculate tax, discounts and prices
prepare invoices and other finance arrangements for the sale of stock
process cash and credit transactions
collect, pack and dispatch or deliver ordered parts
participate in stocktaking (regular checking and valuing of goods) and update computer data
assist customers in repairing or replacing parts
set up merchandise displays.
Automotive parts interpreters may specialise in one particular make of vehicle. Most of their time is spent assisting customers, either in person or by telephone.
enjoy clerical and administrative work
neat personal appearance
good communication and sales skills
organised approach to work
able to work quickly under pressure
interested in motor vehicle parts and their functions
aptitude for working with computers.