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Vending Machine Attendant

Vending Machine Attendants stock and maintain vending and amusement machines and collect money from coin boxes.

Overview

Vending Machine Attendants stock and maintain vending and amusement machines and collect money from coin boxes.

Day-to-day

  • loading, unloading and transporting stock and equipment
  • replenishing vending machines with stock
  • clearing money from machines, accounting for money collected, and checking monitoring systems
  • keeping stock records, and machine maintenance and repair records
  • may test vending machines' dispensing, coin-handling, electrical, refrigeration, carbonation and ice-making systems
  • may adjust and repair vending machines and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts using hand tools and soldering-irons.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • requires driving
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,164 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Vending Machine Attendant

  • You can work as a Vending Machine Attendant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in electrical machine repair might be helpful.

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