Parts Technician

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.

NOC: 1522

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)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Parts Technician trade.

Occupational Standard for current exams

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.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills partspersons need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Parts Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Red Seal Exam Breakdown

Consult the Red Seal Exam Breakdown to see how many exam questions are on each exam section.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Parts Technician.