Service Station Attendant Kaihoko Penehini/Hinu

Service station attendants help customers get petrol, gas or oil for their vehicle, and sell motoring accessories and food items.

Service station attendants may do some or all of the following:

  • take payment for petrol, food and other goods
  • check petrol tank levels 
  • pump petrol into customers' cars
  • check car batteries, and oil and water levels
  • wash windscreens and check car tyres
  • carry out minor workshop tasks such as fixing tyres
  • keep the shop and forecourt clean and tidy
  • order new stock.

Physical Requirements

Service station attendants need to be reasonably fit as they spend long periods on their feet.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for service station attendants includes:

  • customer service work
  • money-handling experience
  • repairing vehicles
  • retail work.

Personal Qualities

Service station attendants need to be:

  • good at communicating
  • friendly and helpful
  • good at customer service
  • honest and reliable
  • able to follow instructions
  • good at basic maths.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for service station attendants includes:

  • customer service work
  • money-handling experience
  • repairing vehicles
  • retail work.

Subject Recommendations

A minimum of three years of secondary education is recommended. Useful subjects include English and maths.

Service Station Attendants can earn around $19-$20 per hour per year.

With further training, service station attendants may progress to become service station managers.

 

Service Station Attendant

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