Parts Technician 1

A Parts Technician 1 is a highly organized and systematic individual who enjoys using a hands-on approach to oversee complex inventory operations and procedures.

As a Parts Technician 1, you’ll be in an environment where you’re responsible for overseeing complex systems and procedures.  

You'll apply a careful process to materials handling, using a range of procedures and equipment to receive, sort, store and ship goods. You’ll do all this—and more—while working closely with other team members to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the warehouse. 

What You'll Learn

  • How to describe warehouse operations and requirements  
  • How to communicate effectively  
  • How to follow proper health and safety requirements 
  • How to receive, handle and fill orders for materials 
  • How to use equipment and procedures to handle materials  

Key Job Skills

  • Communication 
  • Coordination 
  • Warehouse operations 
  • Health and safety procedures 
  • Materials handling techniques and equipment 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 3 weeks over 1 year
Work-Based Training
1680 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$18.00 — $45.00

For more information regarding the other levels in this progressive trade, please refer to the following program pages:

Program Updates

  • June 2023: Program Update (Harmonization Implementation)

  • November 2022: A new Program Outline and Program Profile will be implemented on August 1, 2023. Please see OPSN 2022 026 for details.

  • OPSN Archives

CofQ Exam Information

Program Information

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In effect starting August 1, 2023

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