Parts and Stores Person

Land-based engineer working on a tractor

A Parts Person supports the Sales and Service Departments with the supply of resources or parts. The job involves using computers and paper manuals. It is helpful to have a good understanding of engineering parts and some sales and marketing skills, but training will be provided. A Parts Person manages stock control and purchasing products for sale, working with workshop technicians, the sales team and customers. 

Working Conditions

A Parts Person will be mainly based in a particular store. Normal working hours are 37.5 hours per week but as the industry is seasonal can involve out-of-hours and weekend work. 



Salaries vary with experience, qualifications and between companies, but here's a guide to what you can expect.

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Getting started

Employers are looking for people who:

  • Have an interest in a range of equipment
  • Enjoy practical hands-on work
  • Enjoy problem solving

What experienced workers can do

  • Be able to maintain supplies of resources
  • Preparing proposals and quotations for the supply of products and services
  • Liaising with manufactures on land-based machinery technical issues
  • Presenting proposals and quotations for the supply of products and services
  • Displaying stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment
  • Solving generic customer problems
  • Storing resources for further use
  • Processing of customer orders
  • Marketing and selling the organisation's products and services.

Personal qualities you should have

  • Good communication skills
  • Initiative
  • Able to make work on your own or within a team

Next steps

There are two routes for people to enter the industry, either through a Modern Apprenticeship or an industry apprenticeship with a dealer or manufacturer. 

Having a full driving licence is helpful.

From this role you can progress to Senior Parts Person or Stores Manager or go into Sales. A Parts Person can also progress and move into other parts of the business, such as sales and marketing.

The Land-based Technician Accreditation (LTA) programme sets out a recognised career path which is related to pay scales. 

Useful links

Agricultural Engineers Association

British Agricultural & Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA)

Institute of Agricultural Engineers

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