Job: Bicycle Mechanic – bike works by p:ear

Posted by on March 25th, 2021 at 3:51 pm

Job Title

Bicycle Mechanic

Company / Organization

bike works by p:ear

Job Description

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
p:ear respects and celebrates the diversity, creativity and strength of the p:ear community. Equity and inclusion are a priority across all parts of our organization. We are committed to using our time and resources to help identify and eliminate disparities based on identity and to promoting equitable access to our programs so we can all live in the world we want for our young people.
Position: Bicycle Mechanic
P/T Contractor: 7-14 hrs/wk Reports To: p:ear Works Director Compensation: $18/hr.
TO APPLY: Cover letters and resumes can be sent to: nathan@bikeworkspdx.org with “Bike Works Mechanic” in the subject line. The contract position will remain open until full. Email only, no phone calls please – phone calls will not be returned. This position will remain open until filled.
Bike Mechanic Job Description
bike works is looking for an experienced mechanic and dynamic individual to help support our social purpose enterprise community bike shop in East Portland. In partnership with the Rosewood Initiative, bike works supports Portland’s Eastside communities, providing low cost, low barrier access to bike education, repair and sales of refurbished bicycles and parts. Prior community bike shop experience is a big advantage. Our shop is located at 16126 SE Stark St.
Required Qualifications & Competencies
● Commitment to advancing equity and creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that is welcoming for all
● Commitment to non-violence and compassionate responses
● Bike shop mechanic experience – several years preferred
● Excellent customer service and communication skills
● Able to work independently, problem solve and complete tasks with minimal oversight
● Bilingual a plus
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
● Exemplifies compassion and understanding around the barriers of homelessness and underrepresented populations in the community
● Maintain an organized and efficient work environment
● Proficiently execute assembly, repairs and maintenance for all types of bicycles,
particularly used and older bicycles
● Represent Bike Works and its mission positively and professionally
● Identify barriers and recommend solutions to better serve the community
Mechanics
o Properly assess and determine bike repairs and recommend customer options o Repair and refurbish bicycles to be sold in the shop, as well as to be donated o Track parts used per project
o Maintain a neat and organized workspace
o Maintain a high level of professionalism
o Perform quality control checks on bikes built
Shop Operations
o Assist Shop Manager with a variety of tasks, including maintaining an inventory of new and used parts, placing orders with distributors as needed, maintaining shop tools and restocking as necessary
o Assist customers in the shop with purchases and bicycle repairs during sales o Strong proficiency with bicycle tech
Physical Demands
● Able to sit or stand and walk throughout the scheduled work shift
● Ability to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs
bike works by p:ear
Bike Works by p:ear promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for social change, creating opportunities for homeless youth, while building resilient and diverse communities. p:ear’s social enterprise bike shop works to make bicycling accessible and affordable to Portland’s east side communities. Our full service bike shop provides an array of services, from minor adjustments and tune-ups, to full bike overhauls.
p:ear’s Bike Mechanic School serves as a conduit from which our shop’s intern mechanics became educated and trained in the art of bike mechanics. Under your guidance p:ear youth interns will continue to build their mechanical hard skills as well as develop the soft skills of customer service, time management, problem solving and independence to name a few*.
* Due to COVID there are currently no youth interns in our shop.

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Cover letters and resumes can be sent to: nathan@bikeworkspdx.org with “Bike Works Mechanic” in the subject line. The contract position will remain open until full. Email only, no phone calls please – phone calls will not be returned. This position will remain open until filled.

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