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Experienced Bicycle Mechanic

Part-time Divvy Bikeshare (Chicago, Illinois)

Job description:

Bike Mechanic - Divvy
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

CATEGORY Bicycle Service Tech
About Divvy:

Divvy is Chicago’s bike sharing system of 3,000 bikes and 300 stations across the city. Currently, we are hiring staff to assist in expanding our system to 4,750 bikes and 475 stations. Intended to provide Chicagoans with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Divvy is fun, easy, and affordable. More at

Overview of Position:

Divvy is seeking experienced Bike Mechanics to help with all aspects of bicycle assembly, maintenance, and repair. Training on technical and unique aspects of Bike Share bikes will be provided. You’ll be a part of a team that focuses on a bicycle transportation system with emphasis on building strong client and sponsor relationships while exceeding the highest standards for service. During peak season, additional responsibilities may include driving a large van for bicycle pick up and performing bicycle valet duties.

This is a part time position. Qualified candidates may apply for regular full-time positions as they become available.

Key Aspects of Position:

Complete bicycle repairs in a professional and timely manner, both in the field and in the warehouse as required.
Set a schedule and report for work as assigned.
Respond to requests from your manager(s).
Assist in maintaining an OSHA compliant workplace.
Ensure that all necessary reporting is accurate, complete and timely.
Work under the guidance of the Bicycle Service Department Manager.
May serve as a bicycle valet as needed for special events. Bicycle valet responsibilities include keeping bikes organized and secured when surplus of bicycles must be corralled near stations.
May be required to drive a large van as a bicycle department service driver.
Other duties as assigned
Note: The above description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities due to the nature of work performed to accomplish Motivate's Mission.

Required Skills and Experience:

Two years minimum experience in professional bicycle repair.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Adaptability – enthusiastically adapt to changes in the work environment.
Dependability - Follow instructions; respond to management direction; communicate frequently; solicit feedback to improve performance.
Passion for bikes, efficiency and sustainability.
Interpersonal skills – maintain confidentiality; remain open to others' ideas; demonstrate patience and willingness to try new things.
Proven technical and mechanical aptitude and innovation.
Creativity - the individual actively seeks creative solutions, is inquisitive, and continuously seeks to improve all aspects of shop operations.
Valid driver’s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record if needed for bike department service driving.
This position may require bending, stooping, and lifting up to 50 pounds.

SALARY $12-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience
OPEN DATE 5/26/2015

How to apply:

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