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Automotive Parts Clerk

Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny Campus

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Job Title:

Automotive Parts Clerk


Ankeny Campus

Job Number:


Employment Date:

August 2021

Job Category:

Support Staff Positions

Application & Position Contact Information:

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Jenny Foster at 515-964-6692 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

HIRING RANGE: $22.19-$23.76 per hour based on experience.Pay Grade: 09

Job Summary:

Obtain parts, materials and supplies for the automotive programs and ensure proper billing. Maintain instructional shop and classroom equipment. Provide student and instructor support.

Essential Functions:

Provide student and instructor support in shop area projects.Maintain files of all invoices and submit to accounts payable. Complete journal transfers for supplies. Compile month-end reports of parts department account activity. Maintain parts and supplies price information. Calculate and process work orders. Receive payment for all automotive and collision repairs. Prepare deposits for business office and maintain cash drawer.Order, inventory, sell and return parts, materials and supplies. Maintain MSDS information and logs to meet EPA and OSHA requirements. Clean and organize the parts department.Promote working relationships with dealers, suppliers and business personnel. Act as a liaison on behalf of the customer, instructor(s) and student(s). Provide work direction and assist student workers in performing routine shop maintenance and repair in accordance with safety regulations. Perform these repairs in the absence of student or work study help.Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.
Three years of recent experience in automotive, auto collision and/or heavy duty diesel parts, which includes or was supplemented by experience maintaining and repairing automotive, auto body or diesel shop equipment.
Ability to perform physical tasks which involve bending, reaching, and occasional moving of 60 to 100 pound items.
Valid Iowa Driver’s license or ability to obtain, with satisfactory driving record.
Forklift certification or willingness to complete after employment.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge of current software applications.

Desired Qualifications:

Two year degree in automotive or related.
Customer service experience.

Physical Requirements:

• Forward reaching
• Hand Coordination
Maximum Frequent:
• Horizontal push/pull 50 lbs of force up to 10 ft
Maximum Occasional:
• Waist to floor lift of 100 lbs
• Carry of 50 lbs up to 50 ft
• Lateral reaching
• Overhead reaching
• Forward bending/trunk location
• Sitting
• Waist to above head lift of 15 lbs
• Climbing of 12 in
• Standing/Ability to be Mobile
• Crouching/kneeling

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category:


Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test:

Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, day hours

Posting Date:


Deadline for Submitting Applications:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected].<br>THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications.

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DMACC is the largest community college in Iowa, serving Central Iowa since 1966. We have 500+ faculty and staff dedicated providing the most immersive, progressive, and innovative learning experience for our students.

We're proud to provide one of the best opportunities for educational advancement in the state. Our student body is made up of traditional students as well as professionals from a multitude of backgrounds.

We offer the lowest tuition and fees in the state with more than 220 programs of study. Our credit students can graduate with an associates degree, college diploma or certificate.  With courses available online or face-to-face, students can easily plan a class schedule that fits their needs.

With an average class size of 18 students to 1 faculty member, students get a level of assistance that may not be possible at other institutions.

We offer learning opportunities through our six campuses and six learning centers.

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