On the Job
Parts Salespersons work in repair shops or part stores. They sell spare parts or equipment.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs.
- Demonstrate products to consumers.
- Calculate shipping costs.
- Prepare sales or other contracts.
- Set up merchandise displays.
- Stock products or parts.
- Explain technical product or service information to customers.
- Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions.
- Examine condition of property or products.
- Clean work areas.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.