Service Station Attendant


Service station attendants sell fuel, lubricants, motor accessories, takeaway food, drinks and other items. They sometimes perform minor maintenance on motor vehicles.

Duties & Tasks

Service station attendants may perform the following tasks:

  • fill fuel tanks and LPG cylinders
  • measure the level of oil in engines
  • measure air pressure in tyres
  • replenish oil, water and air levels
  • wash windscreens
  • clean petrol pumps and surrounding areas
  • drive vehicles and collect spare parts
  • accept cash, EFTPOS and credit card payments, and operate a computerised console machine and cash register
  • assist mechanics in minor car cleaning and repairs
  • order stock and maintain displays for the retail section of the service station
  • carry out basic administrative work.

Working Conditions

Service station attendants have a high level of contact with the public and work mainly in a retail setting. They may have to work day and evening shifts and on weekends.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • no skin allergies caused by exposure to petrol or oil
  • able to calculate figures, handle money and write clearly
  • a friendly manner and good communication skills
  • able to remember product information and provide advice to customers
  • interested in motor vehicles and mechanical aptitude are desirable.
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