Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $23,680.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,305
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -1.04 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair defective or damaged tires
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Clean vehicles or vehicle components
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Install tires on vehicles
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Determine replacement part required

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test mechanical products or equipment
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Examine returned parts for defects
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Collect fares or payment from customers
Collect deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Acquire supplies or equipment
Manage inventories or supplies

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Sell products or services
Sell services
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers
Provide installation, maintenance, or repair related customer service

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Safety Training
Customer Contact
Quality Assurance and Control
Tire Pressure Check
Bus Driving
Commercial Driving

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