The Bicycle Tree is seeking applicants for our new Senior Bike Tech position! Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, inquire at the shop, or apply via the following link:
Employer: Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) - The Bicycle Tree
Job Title: Senior Bike Tech
Reports to: The Leadership Committee of The Bicycle Tree (composed of The Bicycle Tree's active volunteers and staff)
Pay rate: $15-20/hr, commensurate with experience
Hours: 16-20 hours per week, with potential for expanded need. Must be available Fridays.
Job Summary: The Senior Bike Tech is to be a highly skilled and experienced bicycle mechanic responsible for educating The Bicycle Tree’s volunteers and clientele about bicycles and for evaluating, repairing, and pricing used and new bikes, parts, and accessories. The Senior Bike Tech will collaborate to implement and maintain the systems of organizing inventory, and will carry out the advertising, sale, and shipping of merchandise online. The Senior Bike Tech must be able to interact agreeably with a diverse clientele and volunteer base, and be able to multitask in a fluid environment where one’s attention may frequently be pulled in different directions.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Ability to speak and write English clearly.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide diversity of people.
Knowledge and passion regarding bicycles and their social and environmental significance.
Excellent practical knowledge of a wide variety of bicycles and parts (including those dating back to the 1970s and earlier).
Ability to efficiently and accurately carry out the repair, overhaul, and maintenance of all types of bicycles, including wheel truing, bearing overhauls, derailleur adjustments, and brake service (including hydraulic disc brakes).
Ability to clearly articulate mechanical concepts to others.
Competence with inventory and retail management.
Basic computer competency (to be used with online advertising platforms like Craigslist, eBay, and OfferUp, and collaboration tools like Google Docs and Trello).
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Conversational Spanish fluency strongly preferred.
Able to lift 50 lbs.
Able to ride a bicycle 20 miles or more at 10 mph or greater.
Guiding and educating volunteers and clientele as they repair bicycles
Advising, implementing, and maintaining systems of organizing bikes, thousands of used and new parts, and accessories.
Evaluating, repairing, and pricing bikes, parts, and accessories.
Advertising and selling merchandise online (most items will be sold at the shop), packing and shipping select items.