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Auto Parts & Warehousing Training in Toronto

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Auto parts and warehousing specialists are responsible for ordering and purchasing automotive parts for a dealership, repair facility, custom and speciality shop, or aftermarket store. They are also responsible for parts supply, distribution, and maintaining an up-to-date inventory of parts, including all pertinent records.

ATC’s Auto Parts & Warehousing Program in Toronto

Automotive Training Center (ATC) offers comprehensive training on automotive parts and the computer software and inventory control programs graduates will need to pursue successful auto parts and warehousing careers in Toronto.

ATC’s expert auto parts instructors ensure students develop both technical skills and communication strategies. Courses include the following:

  • Introduction to the Automotive Industry and Employment Skills
  • Introduction to Automotive Parts Management
  • Product knowledge: Automotive Systems
  • Parts Management Procedures
  • Communicating With Your Customers
  • Marketing and Selling in the Parts Department
  • Parts Pricing and Service Charges
  • Computerized Parts Management
  • The Manager’s Position

ATC’s state of the art facility is conveniently located in Etobicoke, on Norseman near Islington.

Job Description and Projected Demand for Auto Parts & Warehousing Specialists in Toronto

Auto Parts Specialists in Toronto perform and assume responsibility for a number of duties, including:

  • Ordering parts and issuing parts to the Service department
  • Performing over the counter sales transactions
  • Receiving and shipping parts
  • Assisting with inventory and general housekeeping of the parts area
  • Sorting incoming parts and supplies by storing items in an orderly and accessible manner in a warehouse, tool room, supply room or other area
  • Processing incoming requests and distributing parts and supplies for internal usage
  • Maintaining records of orders and the amount, kind and location of parts and supplies on hand, using manual or computerized inventory systems
  • Preparing requisition orders to replenish parts and supplies
  • Selling spare and replacement parts for motor vehicles, machinery and equipment in a retail setting
  • Advising retail customers or internal users on the appropriateness of parts, supplies or materials requested
  • May serve as parts delivery driver

Due to the advancement of automotive parts technology such as hybrid and fuel cell engines and cutting edge automotive plastics and metals, there’s a demand for highly trained auto parts specialists in Toronto.

The average annual salary in Canada for this profession is $47,826. After completing training, students can expect to find employment as auto parts specialists in:

  • New Car Dealerships
  • Pre-owned car dealerships
  • Retail automotive repair facilities
  • Automotive custom and specialty shops
  • Aftermarket stores
  • Collision repair facilities
  • Heavy Duty Truck Repair facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Auto Repair Garages

Enroll in ATC and jump start your career as an auto parts specialist!