Parts Technician is the official Red Seal trade name as of November 20, 2019. The previous Red Seal name for this trade was Partsperson.
Parts Technicians perform ordering, warehousing, inventory control and sales of parts. Their duties also include identifying parts and equipment, searching for parts, shipping and receiving parts, providing customer service and advice, and maintaining records.
Designation Year: 1991
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Parts Technician, in AB, NL, NS, ON
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Partsperson (MB, NB, NU, PE, SK, YT), Partsperson – Parts Technician (NU), Parts Technician – Parts (NT), Partsperson 3 (BC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Parts Technician trade.
View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
Discover the essential skills partspersons need to succeed in their trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Parts Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Red Seal Exam Breakdown to see how many exam questions are on each exam section.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Parts Technician.