Our DIY shop benches are available for members and walk-ins to use with the assistance of our team mechanics.

Our DIY shop benches are available for members and walk-ins to use with the assistance of our team mechanics.

Now Hiring: Mechanic Shift Lead

Position Summary

This position combines the role of BBP Shop Mechanic with leading and managing people!

Your bike mechanics skills are integral to this role, but you won’t be working in the bike stands for every shift.

Your primary responsibility will be to manage the employee and customer experiences as shift leader. It’s a multi-faceted position that’ll have you combining service writing, sales, education, customer service and people management in one exciting role.

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. 1 - 2 years in people management or a strong reference about management potential is required.

Job Responsibilities

Refurbish donated bicycles (Build Safe, Reliable, Serviceable, Affordable and Fun Bicycles) - 25% 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

Shift Leadership 50%

  • Lead the shop floor experience when the Lead Mechanic and Director of Operations are not available. This includes,

  • Open and close the shop

  • Manage sales

  • Manage employee experience and accountabilities

  • Lead customer service and DIY bike shop experience for customers

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 emily@boisebicycleproject.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 full time job with 30 - 40 hours/week located in Boise Idaho.

Our Mission

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.

We Believe:

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.