Website Bicycle Junction
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Bicycle Junction is Wellingtons Friendly Neighbourhood Bikery. We’re a bike shop, a café and a community hub for all things bike. We’re also New Zealand’s leading utility cycling specialist. As an independent retailer we pick the brands we love and ride such as Surly, Brompton and Riese & Müller to name a few.
We’re all about bikes that can carry stuff, be it on a bike-packing tour of NZ, a daily commute by e-bike or simply from home to school with two kids on the back of a cargo-bike. We love practical bikes for going places and getting stuff done.
In the weekends you will find us either racing cross, grinding the local gravel trails or hauling our children (or pianos, sound-systems and washing machines) by cargo bike. If you have the same passions, chances are we’ll be a good fit.
Bicycle Junction is focused on encouraging cycling and community engagement; all our staff are passionate cyclists and take pride in the shop’s impact on Wellington cycling culture. We like to inspire people to riding bikes through creative events that make people smile, such as bike raves, bicycle cinema, BBQ rides etc and anything else we can have fun with.
We are seeking an experienced, customer facing bicycle mechanic and sales assistant. This is a varied role that demands flexibility between sales advice and repairs. Our growing workshop trade means we require another full-time mechanic to maintain our high level of service but the focus of the role will be placed just as highly on your ability to connect with and sell to our ever-expanding set of valued customers.
The successful applicant will have proven experience with a wide range of bicycle servicing including Bosch and Shimano e-bike motor systems. Ideally you would also carry qualifications of Cytech level 2 or 3 and references to back this experience up. Our workshop prides itself on good communication, quality work and fast turnaround times. Our sales team prides itself on plain english explanations and a welcoming attitude towards new cyclists.
Ideally you would have a passion for Gravel and Adventure cycling and be excited about building our trade in Surly Bikes and Adventure riding accessories. You will be a trusted mechanic for the bikepacking and touring community and be able to talk people through custom builds and accessorization for bikepacking, touring or urban utility.
- Eligible for NZ Work Visa, Working Holiday Visa or be a NZ or Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident
- Minimum 3 years experience as a cycle mechanic in a similar role
- Efficient, organised and thorough mechanic
- Ability to connect and strike up relationships with customers
- Willing to work weekends
- Cytech L2/3 Qualification or similar
- Proven sales record and ambition to grow our adventure biking segment.
- Intent to emigrate long term/permanently to NZ
Wellington is a creative and vibrant city, nestled amongst hills and harbour. There are trails in every direction for lunchtime mountainbike rides or weekend randonneuring. With world class trails within the city boundaries and further adventures just over the hills north or a short ferry ride south, your days off will be filled with adventures. With a plethora of local coffee roasters and craft breweries you will be well served both pre-ride and post-ride.
Position starts 1 November. Applications before 20 September.
Please include your CV, Cover Letter and references.
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