Archive for July, 2017

Job Posting: We’re hiring a Bike Mechanic

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Bike Kitchen is hiring an experienced bike mechanic to join our team.

The Bike Kitchen is a non-profit, full-service, community bike shop located on unceded Musqueam territory on the University of British Columbia campus. The Bike Kitchen works to support cycling in the UBC and Vancouver, BC areas. During business hours, we offer bike repair services as well as a DIY repair space, tools and instruction to UBC students and other community members. In the evenings, we offer a range of educational and volunteer programming.

Responsibilities for this position include assembling and refurbishing used bicycles, completing walk-in bicycle repairs, assisting members of the public in repairing their own bicycles, and supporting staff with mechanical and organizational tasks. The selected applicant will also be responsible for working with the programs manager to deliver outreach to our membership through our educational programming.

The selected applicant will report to the head mechanic who oversees daily service operations at the Bike Kitchen.

The Bike Kitchen strongly encourages applicants who come from communities underrepresented in the bicycle industry to apply for this position. This includes women, trans- and gender-variant individuals, people of colour, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities (please note that our space has accessibility challenges. We are happy to provide more information upon request if this informs your interest in applying for this position). Applicants must have a valid SIN number and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately and thoroughly assessing bicycles for repairs
  • Refurbishing used, donated bicycles to be resold
  • Completing service orders in a timely manner with a high level of accuracy
  • Using Lightspeed P.O.S. to complete sales, work-orders, and inventory (training provided)
  • Assist in daily shop maintenance: sweeping, tidying, merchandising, and recycling


  • A strong understanding of and commitment to anti-oppressive values and practices
  • 1-3 years experience as a bike mechanic in a professional setting – we will prioritize more experienced candidates
  • Experienced restoration technician; has experience refurbishing bicycles of varying quality, style, and eras
  • Strong professional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Available on weekends and some evenings


  • UBC Student or Alumni
  • Experience with hands-on instruction in bicycle repair
  • Knowledge of community bike shops
  • Knowledge of a broad range of bike components and tools
  • Available Tuesday evenings until 9:00 pm for special programming

Job Specifications

  • Compensation: $14.50 – $17.00/hr based on experience
  • Hours: minimum 24 hours/week, maximum 40 hours/week
  • Starting: As soon as possible
  • Duration: Contract position until Oct 31st, 2017, with option to renew pending satisfactory performance evaluation

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject heading Application: Bicycle Mechanic. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

* UBC is located on unceded Musqueam territory. We encourage Indigenous people, as well as all people who are underrepresented in the cycling industry to apply for this position.