Service Mechanic (Off-hours) at Non-profit Community Bike Shop

Work for a nonprofit community bike shop that puts people on bikes and gives them the skills to keep them rolling!

Bikes Together is seeking an experienced bike mechanic to serve as our part-time Service Mechanic at our Park Hill location. In this role you will be primarily performing maintenance and repair for customers’ bikes in for work in our service department.  During down time, there is also the opportunity to prepare the retail bikes we sell, and being a bike resource for staff and volunteers.

This position is seasonal, 20 – 30 hours per week, and scheduled to run through September 30th.  The schedule is somewhat flexible, but the shift is generally finished before the store opens at noon.  The hours could also be worked at night, but during the week is best–no weekend work required.

There is also a lot of opportunity with this position:  there will be a couple open positions at the end of the season, so there is the possibility of permanent work, though in a different role.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community bike shop that supports Denver communities with a range of bicycling programs, services and products. We have a full-service bike shop offering used bikes, parts, and accessories and an affordable Service menu. In addition, we provide a Fix-your-Bike program where anyone can work on their bike with our tools and get assistance from our expert corps of volunteer mechanics.  We also offer classes to those who wish to further their mechanical knowledge.

Essential Duties:
–Perform impeccable repairs and tune-ups on a wide variety of bicycles
–Work with Service Lead to update service tickets, document repairs and issues, special orders for service tickets, timely completion of work orders, and communication with customers

–1 year of bicycle service and mechanical experience
–Knowledge of nonprofits and/or community organizing preferred
–One year working as or with volunteers preferred
–Experience with Lightspeed OS or similar software preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications:
–Strong interpersonal skills and ability to make individuals historically marginalized by bike culture feel welcome
–Ability to explain technical aspects of bike maintenance in an accessible way to volunteers
–Extensive technical and mechanical knowledge of bicycles and bicycle products
–Knowledge of and interest in refurbishing older bicycles
–Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
–Excellent oral and written communication skills
–Ability to multi-task, prioritize, stay focused and complete tasks
–Ability to work professionally as a member of a team with people from diverse backgrounds
–Experience with wheel building, bleeding and maintaining hydraulic brake systems and maintenance of suspension systems preferred

Physical Effort Required
–Regular lifting of 50+ pounds
–Prolonged standing, up to 8 hours per day

Pay based on experience. Benefits include: employee discounts, access to industry perks.  Opportunity to go full-time, year round is a possibility, if desired.  There is also an opportunity to teach mechanics classes, if desired.

Bikes Together is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Check out our website, and send your resume, two references, and a brief letter explaining why you’re a good fit, or drop off your application at our Park Hill or Mariposa shop locations by June 28th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants may be contacted before the deadline, so don’t delay. Apply today!

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