Service station attendants sell fuel, lubricants, motor accessories, takeaway food, drinks and other items. They sometimes perform minor maintenance on motor vehicles.
Personal requirements for 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.