Job Posting: Repair Mechanic

News released on: 
Jun 8th, 2017

Job Description


The Bikes Not Bombs Bike Shop is now accepting applications for a full time repair mechanic for the upcoming season. We are a full service bike shop which sells new, used and refurbished bikes and accessories. We are looking for someone with a strong base of mechanic skills and repair experience, as well as great customer service skills, ability to share knowledge with others and provide a welcoming retail experience.


Job Description

This is a full-time repair mechanic and sales position. Job responsibilities include:

  • Performing all types of repairs for customers

  • Diagnosing work needed and writing repair tickets using web based point of sale system

  • Interacting with customers, selling bicycles, accessories, and repair service

  • Assembling new and refurbished bicycles for resale

  • Keeping the shop organized and efficient



  • Applicant should have at least one year of experience working as a repair mechanic at a bike shop, with preference given to more experienced mechanics, but we are willing to consider alternative candidates.

  • Experience repairing all types of bikes

  • Ability to stay organized and keep track of repair tickets and sales records

  • Must be able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Positive and welcoming attitude in all customer service interactions

  • Broad general knowledge of bicycles (accessories, fit, and riding)

  • Ability to learn and adapt to BNB's standards for bicycle mechanics

  • Ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to speak a second language, particularly Spanish, is a big plus.


Job Logistics

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a seasonal position with full time, year round opportunities for the right person.

Bikes Not Bombs is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages candidates from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as women, trans and gender nonconforming people and other groups underrepresented in retail bike shops, to apply.

To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter to



About Bikes Not Bombs

Bikes Not Bombs is a 33 year-old Jamaica Plain based non-profit which uses bicycles as a vehicle for social change. We collect donated and recycled bicycles and put them to use in social justice projects here in Boston and around the world. Each year we collect roughly 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from our supporters around Greater Boston and New England. We ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through our International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bikes that don't get shipped land in our Youth Programs where young people learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Our retail Bike Shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that we receive, in addition to running an Adult Earn-A-Bike and Apprenticeship program. All proceeds from the shop go towards funding our local and international work.