Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 15th, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Job Title *
Bicycle Mechanic – Part time
Bike Clark County
Job Description *
Job Title: Bicycle Mechanic – Part time (possibility for full-time position in the future)
Reports to: Board of Directors – Bike Clark County
Salary: Depends on experience
Terms: Bi-annual performance reviews by the Board of Directors
About the Organization:
We love bicycles and we want to help other people in our community love bicycles as much as we do. Our organization has developed a positive reputation by providing low cost and free bicycles to the kids in our community, teaching both kids and adults basic bicycle mechanical skills and delivering bicycle safety courses. We are the only bicycle advocacy, safety and education organization in SW Washington and want to continue to grow and do more in our community. Bike Clark County is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2010 that is run entirely by volunteers. Our mission is states: “Through community partnerships and the effort of volunteers, we promote bicycle access, education, safety and the enjoyment of cycling to the children and adults of SW Washington.” Current programs include a refurbished bicycle and new helmet give away, Bicycle Safety Rodeos and Summer Camps and several Middle School Bicycle Safety programs. Funding for Bike Clark County programs co mes entirely from community donations. The organization’s current budget is approximately 10,000 per year.
Summary of Position: Our bicycle mechanics are paramount to the success of our programs and the connection between a bicycle and the community we serve. We also rely on our professionally trained mechanics to support our programs by leading volunteers and acting as subject matter experts. Mechanics are responsible for all aspects of the shop operation and work directly with the Board of Directors to ensure we are meeting the organization’s needs. Work is seasonal depending on the current program.
1. Safely tune up, overhaul and repair bicycles used for sale, donation or for support of our other programs. Perform maintenance on bicycle components in accordance with United Bicycle Institute and other accepted industry standards and best practices.
2. Interact with the public and answer questions regarding bicycle maintenance, our programs or our organization. Promote our organization and our positive community reputation.
3. Maintain a clean and safe workspace. General cleaning to include sweeping floors, trash removal trash and recycling bins, as necessary. Perform general tool maintenance and keep our shop area neat and organized.
4. Assist volunteers. Act as a subject matter expert to provide leadership to our volunteers and program participants. Work as a team.
5. Write track and file official records of the organization and other documents. Maintain and track receipts, parts invoices and order forms.
6. Maintain inventory. Order parts, tools and supplies, remembering that we are funded by donations and the community trusts us to be fiscally responsible with their donation.
7. Accept bicycles or bicycle related donations from the community.
8. Protect the security of our facility and equipment. Report hazards and any unsafe situations. Remember we are guests and keep a positive relationship with our host, Burgerville.
9. See that the Bike Clark County Board of Directors is kept fully informed on the condition of our shop space and all-important factors influencing it. Report any unusual situation that impacts our organization.
10. Act as a representative of Bike Clark County and a role model to the youth in our programs.
Other necessary skills:
• Ability manage his or her own time and prioritize – be a self-starter and take ownership
• Good team player and communicate clearly and honestly
• Able to problem solve and work in a fast paced environment with a good, fun loving attitude
How to Apply *
Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references too:
Bike Clark County, Board of Directors