Parts Technicians perform ordering, warehousing, inventory control and sales of parts. Their duties also include identifying parts and equipment, searching for parts, shipping and receiving parts, providing customer service and advice, and maintaining records.
Designation Year: 1991
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Parts Technician, in AB, NL, NS, ON
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Partsperson (MB, NB, NU, PE, SK, YT), Partsperson – Parts Technician (NU), Parts Technician – Parts (NT), Partsperson 3 (BC)
View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
Discover the essential skills partspersons need to succeed in their trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Parts Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Parts Technician Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Parts Technician.
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