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Automotive Parts and Warehousing Specialist
Training in Surrey

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Auto parts and warehousing specialists order and purchase automotive parts in a dealership, repair facility, custom and speciality parts shop, or aftermarket store. They are also responsible for supplying and distributing parts, and maintaining an up-to-date inventory, including all pertinent records.

ATC’s Auto Parts & Warehousing Program in Surrey, BC

At Automotive Training Center (ATC), students will find all the auto parts, computer software and inventory control program training they need to pursue an auto parts and warehousing specialist career in Surrey.

Courses in ATC’s auto parts and warehousing program are delivered by experienced instructors, in a state-of-the art facility located near downtown Surrey. Core concepts include:

  • 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

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

Graduates who become employed as auto parts specialists in Surrey will perform a variety 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

With advancements in automotive parts technology such as hybrid and fuel cell engines and cutting edge automotive plastics and metals, there’s a growing demand for highly trained auto parts specialists in Surrey. The average income for auto parts specialists in Canada is $47,826 per year.

The demand for parts specialists will continue to increase over the next few years, with employment opportunities 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

Take your first step to becoming an automotive parts specialist today by enrolling at ATC Surrey!