We are happy to announce that the application for mechanic positions at the Bike Shop is open! We are hoping to bring on 2-3 new mechanics starting as soon as possible. While mechanic experience is helpful, it is not a necessity; after all, we are a teaching shop. What’s more important is an enthusiasm for learning and teaching others how to work on bikes for themselves. The application will be open for a week, and can be found here. See below for a description of the job and the preferred qualifications:
Bike shop mechanics are expected to be able to multi-task repairs and customer service, to be aware of all the services and activities offered at the bike shop, and aware of the rules and expectations of employees of the ASUW. The bulk of the job will require repairing bikes, but there is also significant walk-in traffic and customer relations to manage. Equally important is a mechanic’s ability to teach others how to repair their own bikes, so patience and communication skills are a must. Mechanics are expected to ask questions where they don’t know the answers, and to actively seek improvement of their understanding of the mechanics of bicycles.
- Perform repairs of client bikes, and inform customers of any necessary work or safety concerns with their bike.
- Teach members of the UW community to repair and maintain their own bicycles.
- Keep the merchandise front stocked and maintain a working knowledge of all of the products sold by the shop.
- Write sales receipts for parts, work and merchandise such that accurate records and inventory are maintained.
- Keep a clean and organized work space, and ensure that students and staff who use the facility do the same.
- Inform students of services available at the Bike Shop, including informing students of any workshops.
- Review and adhere to conditions of employment as stated in the ASUW Personnel Policy, the signed ASUW Memorandum of Understanding and the Student Employment Handbooks. All actions must also follow the laws and procedures set by ASUW, SAO and the State of Washington.
- Previous bicycle repair experience (either with the ASUW shop or commercial shop) highly recommended.
- Customer service experience highly recommended.
- Extensive current knowledge of a wide variety of bike types, accessories, tools, etc. is preferred.
- Oral and written communication skills, patience and ability to teach.
- Must be a UW student enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits or on leave as defined by Executive Order 50.
- Must be able to work a minimum of 5 hours per week while classes are in session.
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