Now Hiring: shop mechanic
The Boise Bicycle Project seeks team mechanics to refurbish bicycles, complete bicycle repair and offer bicycle education to our patrons. Team mechanics work with the operations manager and lead mechanic to reach impact goals in making SAFE, RELIABLE, SERVICEABLE, AFFORDABLE and FUN bicycles available to the community in need.
At this time, we are seeking mechanics with 2+ years experience in a professional bicycle shop and/or a professional certification like a diploma from United Bicycle Institute or similar.
Refurbish donated bicycles (Build Safe, Reliable, Serviceable, Affordable and Fun Bicycles) - 75% of time in role
Have strong mechanical and diagnostic skills centered around working on bicycles of all makes and conditions
Refurbish donated bicycles in accordance with Boise Bicycle Project standards
Perform bicycle safety checks
Diagnose mechanical issues
DIY Repair and Shop User Experience 25%
Work with patrons and members on their projects in the DIY shop. Your primary focus is to educate customers to empower them to complete their own projects.
Maintain a positive empowering and educational shop experience for staff, volunteers, and members
Job Skills and Requirements:
You have a passion for teamwork, a black belt in communication, and an arsenal of interpersonal skills
You enjoy working with people from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and all ability levels.
You’ve been paid to wrench on a wide variety of bicycles for 2+ years
You’ve used the phrase “Steel is Real” and Rigid steel bikes will always have a soft spot in your heart
You’ve spent a significant time volunteering with nonprofits or working on community projects
You love systems and organization, but embrace evolution and flexibility
How to Apply:
Please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover letter and resume
1 example of how bicycle repair has had an impact on your life
1 example of working as a team to overcome a barrier
This a part time job with 16 to 29 hours/week located in Boise Idaho.
Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) is a community-oriented cooperative that promotes the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling. We function as a bicycle recycling center as well as an educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education and access to inexpensive bicycles we strive to build a stronger bicycling community.
Boise has the potential to become the "Bicycling Capital of America." We envision a community where everyone, regardless of income, can enjoy all of the empowering benefits of bicycling. We are doing our darnedest to help Boise reach that potential every day.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.