There will be variety in your job as a parts technician. You’re comfortable working with other people and customers.
As a parts technician you’ll manage and give out parts for a variety of businesses including automotive, heavy duty, farm implement, industrial, recreational vehicle, jobbers, plumbing and electrical.
You may also be responsible handling stock, warehousing, identifying and cataloguing parts and assemblies as well as ordering, receiving, inspecting, sorting, pricing and selling.
Being an apprentice means you learn on the job as well as during the required training periods. A parts technician’s apprenticeship period is three years including a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and six weeks of technical training in the first year, and a minimum of 1,575 hours of on-the-job training and six weeks of technical training in the second and third years.
For more information about the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training go to www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
Parts Technician is one of nine trades offered at Lakeland College’s trade centre. You’ll learn in modern facilities and in small classes from instructors geared toward your success.
Lakeland College is also offering first year parts training online starting in September 2012.
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