Job Spotlight: Parts Counter Representative

Learn about a career as a Parts Counter Representative.


Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”


Our monthly Job Spotlight blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.


Parts Counter Representative

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re taking a look at what it means to be a Parts Counter Rep. Supporting the unloading, checking-in, and distribution of freight is an essential part of the job.


Required Education

No formal education is required, although some employers may prefer a high school diploma.



This varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, geographic area, industry, etc.), but Parts Counter Reps can make as much as $14 per hour.


What Parts Counter Reps Do

They deal with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Managing shipping organization and ensuring the highest quality boxes, packing, and pallets are used for shipments.
  • Potentially working with the internal Shipping and Receiving Department.
  • Assisting customers in finding parts for their vehicle.


What Qualities Should Parts Counter Reps Have?

Every position is different, but many companies look for the following skills and attributes:

  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Customer service driven attitude.
  • Experience in reading bill of lading and other freight forms.


Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help!

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada. If you have any questions about Parts Counter Representative jobs in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.


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