Field Bike Mechanic I (Part Time)

Washington, DC, USA Req #10657
Friday, January 15, 2021

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: 

 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

    •  The above description is not intended to be a comprehensive 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. Motivate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy or any other legally protected status under applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law, as well as individuals who need an accommodation because of pregnancy. If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the application process, please contact [the Human Resources Department or the hiring manager].

    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.   

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Washington, DC, USA