Gas Station Jobs
Recent studies that show that there are over a billion cars and trucks on the road worldwide. That number increases daily, and all those cars and trucks need fuel. To supply the ever-increasing demand for fuel, gas stations have popped up everywhere leading to a very high number of job opportunities. Today’s gas stations have evolved to offer customers the unparallelled level of convenience that they expect. Along with providing fuel for cars, many gas stations today are sort of mini-malls, or small supermarkets and may offer a range of automotive accessories, groceries, and even prepared foods. There are also many traditional full-service gas stations in operation. Whether you have a special interest or knowledge of cars, or are just looking for work, then a Gas station job may interest you.
With today’s hectic schedules, everyone is always looking for ways to save precious time. In order to live their lives to the fullest people prefer to “kill two birds with one stone”. Gas stations have capitalized on this by offering their customers the convenience of combining the sale of commonly needed goods along with the thing that keeps their world in motion, gas. Most gas stations have integrated convenience stores into their operations and offer their customers all the traditional staples like fresh bread, milk, and a wide variety of snack foods. Many gas stations have assumed the role of coffee shop and offer gourmet brews from around the world, complemented with fresh donuts and pastries. Gas stations are increasingly offering fresh made foods such as pizza, subs, and fries or nachos. Your local gas station, like most, probably also sells a great deal of cigarettes, newspapers, and lottery tickets. All this convenience means a lot of job openings to fill, if you’re looking for a new job, chances are you won’t have to go very far to find a great gas station job.
Depending upon what type of gas station you work at and your experience, your duties can range from operating the cash register, to pumping gas for customers, to a mechanic in a full-service garage. Like all retail service jobs, a large amount of your time will probably be spent dealing with customers, so it will help to maintain a neat appearance and a pleasant attitude. When you’re not working the register or pumping gas, you may find yourself stocking shelves, taking inventory and ordering supplies, as well as cleaning, sweeping, and general maintenance. Depending on the offerings at your particular gas station, you may also find yourself preparing food and keeping coffee pots full, or working a lottery machine. There are many tasks that need to be done that will surely keep you busy in your gas station job.
Gas station jobs are typically entry-level positions, but any previous retail experience can help. Mechanics and management applicants will probably be expected to have some relevant training and or experience. Gas stations are generally open seven days a week, are open early and late, and there are quite a few that remain open 24 hours. Jobs can be full time, but many are part time with flexible schedules, which can allow you to work around other demands in your life such as school. Pay rates are competitive with other entry-level, retail positions. Many of the larger gas station chains offer some room for advancement for dedicated employees. Gas stations also have a variety of management needs and, if you meet the qualifications, a gas station job can be a great career.
Whether you love being up to your elbows in engine and are interested in being a mechanic, or you’re looking for a part-time job to earn some extra cash. If you are willing to take on this ever-changing, fast-paced retail industry, a gas station job is close by waiting for you to fill it up!