Part-time Mechanic – Boise Bicycle Project

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    Website Boise Bicycle Project

    Where everyone is welcome and all bikes belong.

    Overview
    The Boise Bicycle Project seeks a mechanic to refurbish bicycles, complete bicycle repair and offer bicycle education to our patrons. Team mechanics work with our shop team to reach impact goals in serving our community through repair, education and bike production.

    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.

    This is a part-time job with a flexible schedule to ensure coverage for our shop floor that should average around 16 hours/week, but could be up to 32 hours on weeks where we need shop coverage.

    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 to empower them to complete their own projects.
    • Maintain a positive empowering and educational shop experience for staff, volunteers, and members
    • Help customers navigate our shop floor, and answer questions about parts and bicycles
    • Diagnose mechanical issues and assessing labor necessary to fix it
    • Willingness to adapt to the unique situations and scenarios of BBP

    Refurbishing donated bicycles (25%)

    • Refurbish donated bicycles in accordance with Boise Bicycle Project safety and efficiency standards set by lead mechanic
    • Have strong mechanical and diagnostic skills centered around working on bicycles of all makes and conditions
    • Prioritizing safety, reliability and accessibility of guests and customers when building a refurbished bicycle

    Job Skills and Requirements

    • You have a passion for teamwork, love teaching people about bicycles, and are flexible and hardworking!
    • 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

    Starting Pay: $17.50/hr

    Benefits

    • Sick leave
    • Employee discounts on bikes, components, and accessories
      • 35% off recycled parts, accessories, & “project” bikes
      • 35% off refurbished bikes
      • 10% off new parts and accessories
      • Purchase from wholesale websites and pay wholesale prices (+10%)
      • Eligibility for pro deals with hundreds of brands and websites like Expert Voices/IPA Collective
    • 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

    How to Apply
    Review BBP’s mission, vision, and values below prior to applying.
    Submit the following to Devin McComas ([email protected]):

    • 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

    If you require accommodation, please email [email protected] or call (208) 429-6520 and ask to speak to Devin.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Posting date: 5/31/24

    Priority will be given to applications received by: 6/20/24

    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.

    Our Vision: 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 darndest to help Boise reach that potential every day.

    Our Values: Community, connection, and empowerment.

    Commitment to DEI

    At BBP everyone is welcome and all bikes belong.

    The only way BBP can achieve its mission is by creating inclusive spaces in our shop, on our rides, at our events, and in our community for groups of people who have systematically been marginalized. We want to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to black, indigenous, people of color, all bodies and abilities, LGBTQ+ people, and other marginalized communities. We will back up this commitment with actions, outcomes, and continual evaluation. We invite you to join us in this work with courage and curiosity!

    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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