The time commitment is typically between 4 - 7 hours but can be arranged on an individual basis. 
Main activities/tasks:
  • Ensuring each bike for sale is properly labelled
  • Completing relevant paperwork for repairs and services
  • Performing a maintenance check before any bikes is sold
  • Performing repair and tune-up work following the Bikery’s bike repair process
  • Ensuring each bike has received a safety check and a test ride
  • Recording all new or second-hand parts used in repairs
  • Ensuring bikes are stored in an organised fashion
  • Occasionally stripping bikes which cannot be repaired
  • Improve storage methods and organisation of bikes and parts
  • Assist with inventories and stock taking
  • Assist the full time mechanic in keeping the workshop tidy throughout
  • Help close up the Bikery at the end of the day (tidying, cleaning, bringing in signage, washing-up)
  • Assisting with the Bike Library loans and repairs
  • Contacting customers regarding repairs, services or loans as appropriate
  • Updating the MCF Bikery facebook page

 

Experience/Skills:

Essential 

  • Friendly and welcoming attitude
  • Patience and awareness of customer needs and abilities
  • Ability to communicate with staff, other volunteers and the public
  • Basic knowledge of bikes, components and tools or willingness to learn
  • Ability to judge viability of refurbishing a given bike or willingness to learn
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to remain calm in a busy environment

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of bike mechanics
  • Commitment to seeing tasks through
  • Ability to be thorough and work in a methodical way

 

Training provision:

  • Induction covering health and safety, fire safety, workshop layout and procedures

 

Other Training opportunities:

  • Free bike maintenance training course leading to Velotech Gold 
  • Other training as appropriate can be discussed

To apply for this position please complete the enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly!