How to become a Service Station Attendant

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.


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