We are looking for an experienced bicycle mechanic to join our small, dedicated, friendly team at our retail outlet in central Newcastle, Australia.
Metro Cycles is an independent local bike shop offering service, sales and hire of a unique range of quality commuter, utility and adventure bikes. Our loyal, friendly customers include commuters, women, families, older and inexperienced riders, as well as people with disabilities.
Newcastle is a growing regional centre with a great lifestyle that may suit someone looking for a change of pace. Benefits include: affordable housing, less traffic, good, schools, TAFE and a university, beaches and bike trails, a unique urban culture and easy access to major centres without big city hassles.
- Minimum 2 years experience as a professional bicycle mechanic. Experience with e-bikes, European style commuter bikes, and cargo bikes highly desirable.
- Mechanical aptitude, ability to research solutions, source parts and work unsupervised.
- Basic computer skills (eg. excel, web, email, word). Point of sales systems desirable.
- Organised and tidy working methods.
- Good communication skills and ability to deal with a broad range of customers warmly, politely and effectively.
- Contribute to a positive, cooperative team atmosphere (mature, motivated, reliable and considerate to colleagues)
- A genuine interest in cycling for transport and/or bicycle trekking is highly desirable.
Conditions of Employment
- Full time, permanent, salaried position (20-40 hrs/wk)
- Flexible working conditions
- Availability for Saturday work desirable
- Generous staff discount on bicycle products
- Standard entitlements (overtime and weekend penalty rates, annual leave, sick leave, superannuation)
- Salary negotiable in line with experience
- Bonuses acknowledging good performance
- Potential for the right person to expand involvement in the business
If you think this sounds like you, please send a resume and one page covering letter, demonstrating your suitability against the selection criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org