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Parts Driver Ithaca NY

From Automotive Retailing Today... Job Definition A parts driver delivers and picks up parts and equipment for the dealership. Drivers also check invoices to ensure that the parts ordered were correctly pulled for delivery to the customer.

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Parts Driver

From Automotive Retailing Today...

Job Definition

A parts driver delivers and picks up parts and equipment for the dealership. Drivers also check invoices to ensure that the parts ordered were correctly pulled for delivery to the customer. The delivery driver must account for cash on COD orders and maintain an accurate, detailed delivery log.

As with all positions with dealerships, parts drivers are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards.

Job Duties

Job duties for a parts driver include:

  • Delivering parts and equipment to customers, wholesale accounts and vendors.
  • Coordinating pickup and delivery needs with the parts manager, parts counter staff or inventory control clerks.
  • Completing a log at the time of delivery and ensuring recipient signatures are obtained.
  • Unloading trucks every day; accounting for all paperwork and undelivered parts.
  • Maintaining the basic upkeep of the truck: checking oil with each fill-up, ensuring that the truck is lubricated and getting annual state safety inspections before they are due.
  • Assisting the inventory control clerk in processing material when schedule and workload permits.
  • Assisting with annual inventory in pre-inventory and post-inventory functions.

Job Requirements

Parts drivers need to be capable of lifting and moving up to 60 lbs. Strong time management skills and good communication skills are preferred. Drivers also must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record.

Exceptional organizational skills as well as a firm understanding of automotive components and their association with a vehicle are useful when working in the parts department.

People working within the automotive retail industry often have to work extended hours, evenings and weekends to achieve their goals.

Education Requirements

A background in business and automotive classes is useful.

Salary

The average annual earnings of parts drivers are approximately $20,000 to $30,000. Earnings vary depending on experience, and the dealer's geographic location and size.

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Benefits

Benefits vary by employer, but most dealerships offer on site training, health insurance, retirement plans, and other benefit options. Talk with the specific dealer human resource manager about benefit packages.

Physical Demands

Working in the automotive industry can be physically demanding. Certain positions require employees to spend most of their workday on their feet and to carry heavy and awkwardly sized items. A reasonable level of physical fitness and flexibility is beneficial.

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