Service station attendants sell fuel, lubricants, motor accessories, takeaway food, drinks and other items. They sometimes perform minor maintenance on motor vehicles.
Personal requirements of a Service Station Attendant
- 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.
Duties & Tasks of a Service Station Attendant
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
- wash windscreens
- 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.
Working conditions for a Service Station Attendant
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.