Company / Organization
Go By Bike
Come work at Go By Bike, North America’s largest bike parking facility. Over the past 10 years we have parked over 500,000 bikes. We are located in the South Waterfront district of Portland, the best city for cycling in the US. Our facility hosts a repair shop, as well as a free bike valet service. For more info about Go By Bike, visit our website at gobybikepdx.com.
Go By Bike is looking for a bicycle mechanic with shop experience. As one of our two mechanics you will work to repair bikes and order parts for the shop as needed. We try to do same day repairs including basic tune ups, brakes, and lots of flat fixes. We leave advanced mechanic work for larger shops. Go By Bike’s primary focus is valeting bikes which means this position will be valeting bikes throughout the day, especially during the busy times. Providing good, welcoming customer service, and thus enabling people to bike, is our top priority.
Our shop is a converted 20 foot shipping container with heating/ a/c and lots of windows. However, a lot of your time will be spent walking outside on our lot. This means you will be exposed to the elements, so you will need to make sure to dress accordingly. Our lot is situated directly in front of the aerial tram’s lower terminal. We are at one of the busiest multimodal intersections in North America.
The mechanic position starting wage is $20 – $22/hour, depending on mechanic experience. You will work 26 hours/week, 4 days/week, with weekends off. There will be an opportunity for a wage increase after 6 months. We close for a paid week during the holidays and after one year of working at the bike valet you get an extra two paid weeks off during the summer.
Other benefits include 10% commission, paid holidays, PTO, Roth IRA and healthcare reimbursement. Plus, you’ll have access to our shop and tools for your own personal use.
You will also benefit from working in a vibrant location, situated at the bottom of the Portland Aerial Tram near OHSU. We pride ourselves in being open and inclusive to cyclists of all kinds and are BIPOC and LGBTQ+ friendly. Go By Bike encourages everyone to take part in Portland’s cycling community, working to strengthen our city’s cycling culture while having fun.
Please note that all Go By Bike staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID. We are situated in very close proximity to a hospital and work with a lot of hospital staff/students. Thus we need to be particularly safe regarding COVID.
How to Apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a resume and 1 to 2 paragraphs explaining why you would be a good fit for Go By Bike and summarizing your mechanic experience/skills.