The inventory specialist will decide based upon demand data whether the parts will be dismantled and warehoused, inventoried and left on the vehicle or surplus and sold to a core buyer.
An auto recycling sales person works in a fast paced environment, making sales to a diverse customer base made up of retail customers, body shops, insurance companies, mechanical shops, core buyers, and through various electronic selling platforms.
An inventory person is responsible for examining recycled auto parts to determine the grade and description. Photos are becoming more important in the sales process. Learn the proper parts grading and photo standards for best inventorying to capture a sale.
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In an automotive recycling business, there are jobs that an employee can fulfill which, once mastered, can lead to career path advancement. Employees who know their options and potential often work to achieve it. Here is a suggested career path for the industry.
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ARA University offers a variety of webinars that cover a broad range of topics on industry trends, best practices, how-to-guidance, compliance, and more to help you minimize risk, maximize profits, and transform your business efficiency. New webinars are being added to this growing library of video resources.
The dismantling of end-of-life vehicles requires technicians who can efficiently and safely drain fluids, dissemble autos, test parts removed, keep workstations clean, and document activities in an efficient and professional manner.
These courses advance state of the art practices and directly respond to recent reports from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlighting the top ten commonly cited violations of OSHA standards in auto recycling facilities.
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Check out the most popular courses on ARA University! These courses are a great place to start if you want to make sure your business is up-to-speed on the basic practices of excellence in the operation of a automotive recycling business.
- Rough Terrain Forklift
- Inventory Specialist / Parts Grading
- Hybrid New Technology
- Phone Skills / Sales Tools
- Sales Phone Skill Tune-Up
Industry service providers and partners of the Automotive Recyclers Association have provided their training here for their products. Check out our partner training resources!