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NOC Code: NOC Code: 6621 Occupation: Service station attendants
Occupation Description: Occupation Description:
Service station attendants employed in automotive service stations sell fuel and other automotive products and perform such services as fuelling, cleaning, lubricating and performing minor repairs to motor vehicles. Those employed in marinas sell fuel, rent boats and related equipment, and maintain marina facilities. Service station attendants employed in automotive service stations sell fuel and other automotive products and perform such services as fuelling, cleaning, lubricating and performing minor repairs to motor vehicles. Those employed in marinas sell fuel, rent boats and related equipment, and maintain marina facilities.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1
Document Use Document Use 1 2
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2
Money Math Money Math 1
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2 3
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2
Finding Information Finding Information 1


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Reading
  • Read notes on bulletin boards outlining special duties to be completed. (1)
  • Read memos from head office on such topics as changes to credit-card policy. (2)
  • Read safety procedures and regulations, outlining what to do in case of a gas spill and how to deal with toxic substances, such as gas and diesel fuel, on the skin. (3)
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Writing
  • Write reminders to re-order supplies. (1)
  • Write brief notes to co-workers on the next shift. (1)
  • Complete daily logs, noting problems with customers or messages from suppliers. (1)
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Document Use
  • Complete credit card forms, filling in the date, the amount of the purchase and the licence number. (1)
  • Read signs and labels on gas and propane pumps. (1)
  • Read the labels on products such as windshield-washer fluid and oil to get the right type for the customer's needs. (1)
  • Fill in cash balance sheets. (2)
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Digital Technology
  • Use computer applications. For example, use computerized cash registers. You may enter price changes into a computer till, using menu-driven prompts and calling for authorization from suppliers. (1)
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Oral Communication
  • Take customers' fuel orders. (1)
  • Discuss products with visiting suppliers, passing along key information to supervisors. (2)
  • Participate in staff meetings with supervisors and co-workers to discuss ways to provide better service. (2)
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Money Math
  • Accept payment from customers and provide change. (1)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Use long rods to measure fuel levels in underground tanks and measure levels of engine oil in vehicles, using dipsticks. (1)
  • Weigh propane bottles and their nozzles, converting water capacity of the bottles to pounds. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Service station attendants do some weekly planning, performing certain duties on specific days of the week. For example, they may take inventory on Mondays and receive and store special oil orders on Tuesdays. The workflow is determined by the volume of customers. Little planning is needed to perform most functions at the pump. However, some short-term planning is needed if mechanics request service station attendants to perform minor repairs during the day. (3)
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Decision Making
  • Decide when to get payment from a customer before the fill-up. (1)
  • Decide when to refuse cigarette sales to young persons who will not provide proof of age. (1)
  • Decide whether to patch a defective tire or to plug it. Make the decision based on the size of the hole, its location and the customer's time constraints. (2)
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Problem Solving
  • The caps leading to underground tanks are frozen in winter. Hot water and salt may be used to resolve the problem. (1)
  • A credit card is rejected after a fill-up has been completed or a customer suddenly discovers that they have no money. Record the licence number and you may ask the customer to return the next day. (2)
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Finding Information
  • Look up suppliers' phone numbers on lists or in directories to re-order supplies such as gas, oil and windshield-washer fluids. (1)
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