Working as a gas station manager is one of the most profitable occupations in Canada and you can easily work at a gas station with little working experience.
A gas station manager earns an average of $28 an hour and when calculated for one year on an average of 6 hours per day, you will roughly earn over $61,000 in a year. There is also a great job market for gas station managers with expected job opportunities set to reach at least 150,600 before 2025.
Common Skills Required to Become a Gas Manager
To become a manager for any occupation, not just gas stations, you should have good managerial skills, communication skills, and leadership skills as well. Among other skills, you should have good customer care skills, safety skills, and so on.
Many employers would normally prefer their managers to have at least a high school diploma, be at least 21 years, be eligible to work in Canada, be willing to work extra hours, and mostly have managerial skills to go with.
You are also responsible for making the gas station profitable reducing or removing shortages. To achieve this, the station manager should be able to create a balanced budget, purchase supplies and stock based on previous sales, and practice loss prevention.
Talking about the Customer service skill of a gas station manager, a station manager should have the ability to effectively interact with customers, noting their problems and helping resolve the issues they have effectively. You should also have good time management skills which should enable you to balance and schedule and manage daily activities effectively. A basic math and calculation skill and the ability to develop and successfully follow a budget and make payroll.
The main function of a gas station is to allow customers to refuel their cars, some stations add to the functions, shopping malls, service stations, or even convenience stores. And the duty of the manager is to see that every need of the customers is met. You are responsible for the day-to-day running of the gas station ensuring that everything is in order.
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
2 years to less than 3 years
Develop and implement marketing strategies; Determine merchandise and services to be sold; Determine staffing requirements; Manage staff and assign duties; Plan budgets and monitor revenues and expenses; Resolve problems that arise, such as customer complaints and supply shortages; Recruit, hire and supervise staff and/or volunteers; Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Handling heavy loads; Attention to detail; Sitting; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Tight deadlines
Work Location Information
Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Excellent written communication; Client focus; Organized; Adaptability; Efficiency; Energetic; Hardworking; Integrity; Positive attitude; Proactive; Quick learner; Time management