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Part Time Bicycle Mechanic Job Description

Job Title: Bicycle Mechanic        Job Classification: Part-Time

Reports To: BCBC Operations Manager

Supervisor: Operations Manager

Job Location:  Saskatoon, core neighbourhoods

Date:  3-month contract      

Remuneration: 10 hours/week for up to 13 weeks. $13 – $15 .50 hours dependent on experience           

Availability: To be determined                        

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Nature & Scope:

The Bridge City Bicycle Co-op (BCBC) is looking for someone to  join our team and fill the position of Bicycle Mechanic. During the term of employment, the Bicycle Mechanic will be repairing bicycles for the purpose to sell which will help generate revenue for our nonprofit organization. After receiving orientation on the BCBC and the shop the majority of the 10 hours a week will be worked independently. There may be times the employee will work in a team environment, alongside the Operations Manager and BCBC volunteers. During these times the Bicycle Mechanic may need to provide verbal mechanic education and training to volunteers and other staff once hired). Basic bicycle mechanic knowledge is mandatory for this position, however, if there are a few bicycle mechanic skills the candidate does not possess, the BCBC can provide training to the successful candidate.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Selecting ideal bikes to be repaired for our sale bike selection
  • Assessing the bike and the repairs that are required
  • Being able to execute the repairs for the bikes to make them safe and functional while filling our repair orders 
  • Train other staff and volunteers as necessary. 
  • Working during some of the BCBC Open Hour Shifts.
  • Assisting with monitoring BCBC parts stock
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Qualifications & Experience:

The Bridge City Bicycle Co-op is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages and prioritizes applications from people identifying as Black, Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQ2S, and youth.

  • Experience and comfort with city commuter cycling culture
  • At minimum basic bicycle mechanics knowledge that includes but is not limited to;
    • Brake adjustments and recabling 
    • Shifter adjustment and recabling 
    • Changing tire tubes
    • Replacing chains
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Working in a group setting and independently
  • The successful candidate will be required to complete a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector check (Associated costs for record checks will be reimbursed for successful candidates).

Not mandatory but an asset:

  • Have a class 5 driver’s license 
  • Advance bicycle mechanic knowledge that includes but is not limited to;
    • Wheel truing
    • Wheel hubs
    • Bottom bracket
    • Replacing derailleurs
    • Replacing brake systems 

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Awareness and sensitivity to issues of marginalization (sexism, racism, classism) and cultural diversity
  • Working in a fast paced environment
  • Previous experience repairing bicycles  

Safety during COVID-19:

The Bicycle Mechanic will work on-site at our shop located at 905 20th St W. We have been and will be taking vigilant precautions to ensure the health and safety of all staff and volunteers. Here are some measures to note:

  1. Gloves and sanitizing spray will be available;
  2. A mask must be worn during work and will be provided by the BCBC.
  3. Hand washing station available in the work area;
  4. All tools are sanitized after use;

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Application Process:

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 references. Send resume and cover letter to Ashely at operations@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com with subject line “Bicycle Mechanic”. Position will remain open until a successful candidate is hired.

Thank you for your interest and application. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted online via video chat.