Full-time Mechanic – Boise Bicycle Project

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    Website Boise Bicycle Project

    Where everyone is welcome and all bikes belong.

    Overview
    Team mechanics at the Boise Bicycle Project refurbish bicycles, complete bicycle repair, and offer bicycle education to our patrons in our DIY bike shop. Team mechanics work with the Director of Shop Operations and Lead Mechanic to reach impact goals in making safe, reliable, serviceable, affordable, and fun bicycles available to the community in need, while also offering sales support and great customer service.

    Job Responsibilities – DIY Repair and Shop User Experience (75%)

    • Work with patrons and members on their projects in the DIY shop.
      • Your primary focus is to educate customers and empower them to complete their own projects. BBP patrons come from all walks of life and have a diverse range of lived experiences.
    • Maintain a positive empowering and educational shop experience for staff, volunteers, and members
    • Provide top caliber customer service and sales support in BBP’s retail space

    Refurbish Donated Bicycles – Build Safe, Reliable, Serviceable, Affordable, and Fun Bicycles (25%)

    • Have strong mechanical and diagnostic skills centered around working on bicycles of all makes and conditions
    • Efficiently refurbish donated bicycles in accordance with Boise Bicycle Project standards
    • Perform bicycle safety checks, diagnose mechanical issues

    Job Skills and Requirements

    • You have a passion for teamwork, are an adept communicator, and have 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 a year or more

    Benefits

    • Starting salary: $17.50/hour, 32-40 hours a week
    • Company-paid medical premiums
    • Simple IRA plan with limited employer-matched contributions
    • 80 hours of PTO and 80 hours of sick leave annually
    • Employee discounts on bikes, components, and accessories
      • 35% off recycled parts, accessories, & “project” bikes
      • 35% off refurbished bikes
      • Personal savings through our wholesale partners/discounts on new items
      • Eligibility for pro deals with hundreds of brands
    • Bicycle commuter benefits
      • Earn up to $60 per month to spend in-shop/with wholesale partners on bike parts, components, and accessories
    • Employee anniversary and sabbatical opportunities
      • 1 year “bike build” valued at $300
      • 3 year “mini-sabbatical” 1 week bike adventure with paid leave
      • 5 year “mini-sabbatical” 3 weeks bike adventure with paid leave
      • Full sabbaticals beyond year 5 of employment
      • Mechanic scholarship program & opportunities

    To Apply

    • Review BBP’s mission, vision, and values prior to applying (see below)
    • Submit the following by email to Devin McComas ([email protected]):
      • Resume
      • Cover letter

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Posting date: 6/7/24

    Priority will be given to applications received by 7/7/24

    BBP’s Mission: We are a community-focused nonprofit that promotes the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling. We function as a bicycle recycling center and educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education, access to refurbished bicycles, and advocacy, we strive to build a stronger bicycling community.

    BBP’s Vision: We believe Boise has the potential to become the Bicycle Capitol of America – a city where everyone has access to bicycles and all of the quality of life-enhancing benefits they can provide.

    BBP’s Values: Community, Connection and Empowerment

    Commitment to DEI:
    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.

    To apply for this job email your details to devin@boisebicycleproject.org

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