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City of Torrance
Class Code: 1150

Class Designation: Civil Service

February 1982

Representation Unit: Torrance Municipal Employees
(AFSCME Local 1117)

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Auto Parts Storekeeper

Definition

Under supervision, locates and purchases required auto, truck, and vehicular related equipment replacement parts and assemblies; maintains records of parts nomenclature and sources of supply; and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished form Senior Storekeeper in that the incumbent is not responsible for the daily supervision of warehouse operations. Distinguished from Storekeeper in that the incumbent is not responsible for receiving, checking, storing, issuing and maintaining inventories of non-vehicular related equipment, materials and supplies.

Examples Of Duties

  • Makes personal, telephone, and written inquiries to establish best sources of supply for required automotive, truck, and equipment replacement parts and assemblies; locates and purchases such parts and assemblies to meet daily maintenance requirements of City Garage operation.
  • Maintains a parts catalog system listing essential nomenclature about such parts by manual or data information systems; interviews sales and company representatives regarding availability of parts, prices, and sources of supply;
  • maintains a listing of factory service bulletins affecting changes in parts and assemblies.
  • Receives and inspects shipments of ordered parts;
  • maintains records of shipments and processes certifications of receipt, billing statements, and payment vouchers.
  • Sends City parts truck to pick up ordered parts; may drive parts pick-up truck when necessary; may stock parts and run inventory when necessary.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
  • Automotive, truck, and vehicular related equipment replacement parts and assemblies;
  • Parts procurement principles and practices, market conditions, and shipping and billing procedures;
  • Sources of supply for standard automotive, truck, and equipment parts and assemblies, parts trade names and brands, current prices and pricing practices;
  • Methods of receiving, storing, issuing, and maintaining records on automotive, truck, and equipment parts and assemblies.
  • Ability to
  • Conduct inquiries and locate the best sources of supply for required automotive, truck, and equipment parts and assemblies;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Read, comprehend and communicate technical information related to the ordering and purchasing of automotive, truck, and equipment replacement parts and assemblies;
  • Check numbers between invoices and bills of lading;
  • Maintain and process accurate shipment and billing records;
  • Make calculations using arithmetic in determining such things as percentages and price extensions.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
  • License Required

    A valid Class 3 California Driver's license.

    Experience

    Two years of experience involving identifying, ordering, and maintaining stock on automotive, truck, or vehicular related equipment parts and assemblies for either a parts warehouse, supply store, automotive, truck or equipment repair center, or dealership.

    Education

    Mathematics background as usually obtained in high school.