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Parts technicians are employed by wholesale / retail businesses and warehouse distributors that deal with all types of parts. Apprentice parts technicians may begin working as stock / receiving clerks or drivers. As they become acquainted with the different parts, their applications and the stockroom system, they can be promoted to parts counter positions.
Experienced parts technicians who have business and technical experience may advance to supervisory positions such as parts department manager, store manager or even store owner. With some sales experience, parts technicians can move into sales representative positions.
Most materials technicians are located in urban centres where manufacturers, wholesalers and large retailers have their warehouses. Others may be located where large manufacturing facilities are concentrated in non-urban settings (wood products plants, petroleum production facilities, etc.)
With the appropriate training and work experience, individuals can advance into supervisory positions, or into related fields such as purchasing, inventory control or materials management.