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Become A Parts Runner

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Working As A Parts Runner

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Getting Information
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $29,590

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Parts Runner does

  • Deliver auto parts to body shops and report any problems or questions to the manager.
  • Performed data entry for shipping and receiving aspects.
  • -Changed tires on dump trucks and pick-up trucks.
  • Perform inventory on all incoming orders and stock parts room.
  • Pick up Parts, oil changes, tire rotations, and cleaning.
  • General labor - painting, sandblasting, pickup parts, cleaning, etc.
  • Assist mechanic with parts replacement on company trucks and equipment.
  • Operated forklift, scissor lift and pallet jacks.
  • compare prices, drive to collect various car parts needed, and help work on vehicles.
  • Maintain record of inbound and outbound parts along with inventory control.
  • Deliver parts to mechanics / work stations.
  • Provided and picked parts to assembly line.
  • Purchased and delivered parts as needed to locations within the port.
  • Maintained a 100% customer service satisfaction rating.
  • Maintained company vehicle, and log book.
  • Performed all duties in timely fashion while multitasking and paying attention to detail.
  • Worked in the warehouse stocking and pulling truck parts for orders.
  • Initial job scope was to supply HVAC installers with parts and equipment.
  • Transported automotive parts from the dealership to customer locations.
  • Delivered parts to different job sites around the state.

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How To Become A Parts Runner

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.


Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.


Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.


Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

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Parts Runner Career Paths

Parts Runner
Service Technician Service Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mechanic Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Account Manager Territory Sales Manager
Commercial Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Specialist Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lube Technician Mechanic Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Technician Operations Manager
General Manager Of Operations
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Security Officer Loss Prevention Agent
Loss Prevention Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Mechanic Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Operations Manager Realtor
Property Management Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lube Technician Service Technician Service Manager
Service Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Parts Runner Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Korean

  • Navajo

  • Chinese

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Top Skills for A Parts Runner


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Top Parts Runner Skills

  1. Delivery Truck
  2. Deliver Parts
  3. Company Vehicle
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Stock work, checking in inventory,general housekeeping of store and delivery truck.
  • Pick up parts from various vendors Deliver parts to shop and/or the installers.
  • Experience in driving the company vehicle to various locations to pick up and deliver parts, equipment, transmissions and engines.
  • Retrieved automotive parts for numerous work orders to be shipped to dealerships throughout the U.S.
  • Delivered parts to different job sites around the state.

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