Battery Swapper (Part Time)

Washington, DC, USA Req #10469
Thursday, January 14, 2021

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the Capital Bikeshare service, Motivate will launch an e-bike program with battery powered pedal-assist bicycles added to the system.  The Hardware Technician will be part of a team dedicated to working on these e-bike efforts. They will be primarily responsible for operating transit vans or SUVs, and replacing batteries on e-bikes in the field.  As part of this position, the seasonal Hardware Technician will receive basic training on e-bike operations. This position will report directly to the Bike Fleet Manager.. For now this position is classified as a temporary role, but we expect the e-bike pilot to continue past the current planned end date.

Key Aspects of Position:

  • Use computer software to track inventory of e-bike batteries, and record battery changes in the field.

  • Follow GPS-based directions and drive to locations of e-bikes needing battery swaps.

  • Follow safe work practices and adhere to all workplace policies.

  • Test e-bike functionality and performing basic diagnostic testing and troubleshooting.

  • Maintain clear and consistent communications with dispatch using provided phone/radio/GPS unit interface.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Valid Driver's License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record required.

  • Comfortable driving, stopping and working in busy outdoor urban environments.

  • Knowledge of the DC region geography/street layout.

  • Dependability, including the ability to be at work on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance

  • Must be able to work up to 10-hour shifts, with one weekend day

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; stoop, bend, and stand for long periods of time.

  • Must have great customer service, communication and interpersonal skill

  • Ability to work as part of a tight knit team.

    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
  • Washington, DC, USA