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Parts Salespersons - 41-2022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Parts Advisor
  • Parts Consultant
  • Parts Counter Salesperson
  • Parts Counterman
  • Parts Counterperson
  • Parts Person
  • Parts Salesman
  • Parts Salesperson
  • Parts Specialist
  • Wholesale Parts Salesperson

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise customers on substitution or modification of parts when identical replacements are not available.
  • Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
  • Demonstrate equipment to customers, and explain functioning of equipment.
  • Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions.
  • Discuss use and features of various parts, based on knowledge of machines or equipment.
  • Examine returned parts for defects, and exchange defective parts or refund money.
  • Fill customer orders from stock, and place orders when requested items are out of stock.
  • Locate and label parts, and maintain inventory of stock.
  • Maintain and clean work and inventory areas.
  • Manage shipments by researching shipping methods or costs and tracking packages.
  • Mark and store parts in stockrooms, according to prearranged systems.
  • Measure parts, using precision measuring instruments, to determine whether similar parts may be machined to required sizes.
  • Pick up and deliver parts.
  • Place new merchandise on display.
  • Prepare sales slips or sales contracts.
  • Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
  • Receive and fill telephone orders for parts.
  • Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
  • Repair parts or equipment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions.
  • Arrange delivery of goods or services.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Demonstrate products to consumers.
  • Examine condition of property or products.
  • Explain technical product or service information to customers.
  • Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs.
  • Measure product or material dimensions.
  • Monitor inventories of products or materials.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Prepare sales or other contracts.
  • Process sales or other transactions.
  • Repair parts or assemblies.
  • Set up merchandise displays.
  • Stock products or parts.
  • Take product orders from customers.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Mess Treasurer/Caterer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Retail Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Retail Services Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ship Store Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Salesperson Parts

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Salesperson, Parts