Service station attendants sell fuel, lubricants, motor accessories, takeaway food, drinks and other items. They sometimes perform minor maintenance on motor vehicles.
Duties & Tasks
Service station attendants may perform the following tasks:fill fuel tanks and LPG cylindersmeasure the level of oil in enginesmeasure air pressure in tyresreplenish oil, water and air levelswash windscreensclean petrol pumps and surrounding areasdrive vehicles and collect spare partsaccept cash, EFTPOS and credit card payments, and operate a computerised console machine and cash registerassist mechanics in minor car cleaning and repairsorder stock and maintain displays for the retail section of the service stationcarry out basic administrative work.
Service station attendants have a high level of contact with the public and work mainly in a retail setting. They may have to work day and evening shifts and on weekends.
- enjoy practical and manual activities no skin allergies caused by exposure to petrol or oil able to calculate figures, handle money and write clearly a friendly manner and good communication skills able to remember product information and provide advice to customers interested in motor vehicles and mechanical aptitude are desirable.