Sunny NestlerPrograms Manager
AMS Bike Co-op + Bike Kitchen
University of British Columbia
604-822-2453 | thebikekitchen.ca | @BikeKitchenUBC

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 1:48 PM Nicole Muratore <nicole@bikesaviours.org> wrote:

Job Description: Lead Mechanic (Full- Time)


Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective (BSBC) is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit education center devoted to teaching people about bicycle maintenance, building, and repair. We operate as a tool share that is open to the public. We provide affordable, repurposed bikes and parts through a collection of donated and recycled parts from the community.

Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective seeks a Lead Mechanic to work with the Shop Manager to manage the shop floor during open hours and lead, mentor, and educate our team of volunteers in support of the BSBC mission.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Leadership and Mechanic Education 40%

- Educate and assist shop patrons with bicycle repairs

- Create opportunities for staff and volunteers to grow their mechanic skills

- Establish and maintain standards to ensure safe, quality, and timely work in the shop

- Manage all shop operations when Shop Manager is not available

Shop User & Volunteer Experience 40%

- Maintain a positive, educational, and empowering shop experience for all

- Assist Shop Manager with volunteer on-boarding

- Offer coaching and support to staff and volunteers working with our patrons

- Deliver professional, accessible, and equitable customer service to a diverse patron base

Resource and Inventory Management 20%

- Work with Shop Manager to manage inventory, organization, and cleanliness of the shop

- Support Shop Manager in placing inventory orders, assessing shop needs for product offerings, and process inventory upon delivery

- Maintain work areas by regularly servicing tools to ensure safe function

- Maintain systems to ensure quality affordable bike parts are available to patrons and new inventory compliments gaps in patrons/mechanic needs

- Assist in processing and pricing donations received by the shop based on their relative quality and the shop’s needs

- Manage the reconditioning of used bicycles for resale

Job Skills and Requirements

- A passion for bikes

- Respect for and commitment to BSBC’s mission

- You enjoy working with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and ability levels

- Self-starter who works well with a team

- 2 to 4 years of bicycle repair experience on a wide variety of bikes

- Experience working in or with nonprofits and/or community projects

- You’ve used the phrase “Steel is real,” know the N+! principle, and the simplicity of friction shifters makes you warm and fuzzy. Those wonders of the past haven’t road blocked your brain from enjoying new technology.

- A strong regard for our Safe Space Policy and ability to address individuals in violation

- A demonstrated commitment to sustainable communities and transportation

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position. Pay is $14/hour plus 40 hours personal paid time off (after six months) and either paid time off or time-and-a-half pay for all federally observed holidays. Our shop is a casual, family-friendly, dog-friendly community-oriented space with a fun and energetic culture.

40 scheduled hours per week: Sunday/Monday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm and Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Leaders at BSBC can expect to work 1-2 Saturdays each month depending on the shop schedule.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to Jim Tolar at jim@bikesaviours.org with “Lead Mechanic Position” as the subject heading.

Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nicole Muratore, Shop Manager
Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective
(602) 429-9369 | http://bikesaviours.org 

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