Field Bike Mechanic I (Full-time)
About Capital Bike Share
Bicycle sharing is a sustainable, healthy, and community-based transport option that enhances urban livability and mobility. Capital Bikeshare currently operates with over 500 stations and 4500 bikes in Washington, DC, the City of Alexandria, VA, Arlington County, VA, Fairfax County, VA, Montgomery County, MD and Prince George’s County, MD, with system expansion planned in all jurisdictions.
Through contracts with the Washington DC Department of Transportation (DDOT), the City of Alexandria, VA, Arlington County, VA, Fairfax County, VA, Montgomery County, MD, and Prince George’s County, MD, Motivate International, Inc. is responsible for all “on the ground” aspects of Capital Bikeshare, including but not limited to: station and bike building and deployment, station and bike repair and maintenance, and bicycle redistribution.
Motivate LLC is seeking a Field Bike Mechanic to help with all aspects of field bicycle and station maintenance, cleaning, and repair throughout the city using bicycles and vans in the DC metro area. Training on technical and unique aspects of Capital Bikeshare bikes will be provided. You'll be part of a groundbreaking team that focuses on the maintenance of an innovative bicycle transportation system, with emphasis on building strong public relationships while exceeding the highest standards for service.
Key Aspects of Position:
Inspects and evaluates bicycles and bikeshare stations for safety, function, and cleanliness
Performs routine bicycle maintenance and cleaning, and minor repairs as necessary
Identifies and reports bicycles in need of in-house repair
Performs routine station maintenance, and repairs as necessary
Identifies, reports, and resolves, if possible, all station malfunctions and/or problems
Interacts with customers and potential customers in public—represents Capital Bikeshare and Motivate LLC responsibly and effectively
Uses communication and computer technology effectively to record all maintenance/repair activity
Drives company vehicle throughout city to retrieve bicycles tagged for in-house repair
Receives training in all aspects of Capital Bikeshare operations, including:
Bicycle maintenance and repair
Station technology (hardware and software), maintenance and repair
Basic customer service and public relations
- Other duties as necessary/assigned
- Please be advised that this position is part of a bargaining unit where the terms and conditions of employment are governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Work environment varies, and will include the following:
Riding a bicycle and/or driving a light truck alone or with other staff, to and among bike share station locations and other locations as necessary
Industrial facility with indoor and outdoor work areas
Exposure to varying weather conditions during all 4 seasons as this is a year-round position.
Required Skills and Experience:
Valid driver’s license
Mechanical and technical aptitude
Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to be both self-directed and to work well in a collaborative team environment
Comfortable riding a bicycle in city traffic.
Comfortable in a fast paced, warehouse/shop environment the individual can lift up to 50 lbs; cycle up to 40 miles per day in urban and suburban areas; stoop, bend, and stand for long periods
Willingness and ability to work off hours and/or weekends
Excitement and interest in bike sharing a must.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience riding a bike around the city, working and navigating independently a plus
Previous bicycle mechanic experience is preferred, but not required
Please be advised that this position is part of a bargaining unit where the terms and conditions of employment are governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Seasonal
- Washington, DC, USA