Job: PSU Bike Hub Mechanic – Portland State University

Job Title

PSU Bike Hub Mechanic

Company / Organization

Portland State University

Job Description

The purpose of the Bike Hub Mechanic position is to facilitate operations for the service area at the Portland State University (PSU) Bike Hub. This position conducts pay-­for­-service repairs on bicycles, assists with training and supervision of the Bike Hub student staff, particularly in regard to mechanical skill and instruction and assumes responsibility for service, sales and customer relations.

Additionally, this position teaches and assists with classes and repair instruction in a group setting. The position also assists with ordering and receipt of equipment and repair supplies needed to operate the service section of the Bike Hub. This position also serves as a back­up for all student positions associated with sales/cashiering and mechanic instruction for Bike Hub members.

Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

Transportation and Parking Services provides transportation options and associated services to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the university. We emphasize service and assistance while maintaining safe, convenient and sustainable commute options for the PSU community.

Minimum Qualifications from Classification
One year of experience as a maintenance or general laborer.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for this Position
– Experience performing stores and inventory work
– Training or experience providing knowledge of inventory control systems, and transportation agencies and shipping methods
– 1 year of experience as a bicycle mechanic
– 1 year of experience in a supervisory or lead role

Preferred Qualifications
– Excellent customer service skills­
– Excellent oral and written communication­
– Cash handling and reconciliation experience
– Computer experience including Microsoft Office Suite and point of sale software
– Completion of bicycle mechanic certification/training program
– Experience as an instructor or trainer

Key Cultural Competencies
Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adheres to all PSU policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting salary rate for this position will be between $15.04 and $17.75 per hour (plus a monthly 10% recruitment and retention bonus), dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

How to Apply

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