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 cylinders
measure the level of oil in engines
measure air pressure in tyres
replenish oil, water and air levels
clean petrol pumps and surrounding areas
drive vehicles and collect spare parts
accept cash, EFTPOS and credit card payments, and operate a computerised console machine and cash register
assist mechanics in minor car cleaning and repairs
order stock and maintain displays for the retail section of the service station
carry 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.