A career in Auto Parts and Warehousing means preparing to maintain a library of essential car and truck parts to assist garages in maintaining and repairing vehicles, or potentially work in auto parts supply companies or car and truck manufacturing. An Auto Parts and Warehousing Specialist must combine and encyclopedic knowledge of auto parts, alongside a knack for inventory management. Over the course of a typical day they may cover tasks ranging from ordering and sorting auto parts, updating records, co-ordinating with customers and technicians in an automotive garage and even advising customers and internal users of the best possible auto parts to resolve a particular problem.
They are also often responsible for shipping auto parts to other destinations, and can have a crucial role in managing the extra workflow that comes with a product parts recall, as well as making sure that commonly needed parts are in stock to meet the demand levels without over ordering. With additional experience, larger dealerships and warehouses generally have roles that allow workers to advance to management.
Some places Auto Parts and Warehousing Specialists may be employed include:
- New Car Dealers
- Pre-owned car dealerships
- Retail automotive repair facilities
- Automotive custom and specialty shops
- Aftermarket stores
- Collision repair facilities
- Heavy Duty Truck Repair facilities