Senior Mechanic

Website South Coast Bikes

Do you love fixing bikes? Would you like to work here?

We love fixing bikes and we’re looking for someone new to come and join our friendly, hard working team.

You’ll need experience (details below) but even more you need to be the right person. Passionate, friendly, dedicated – an all round good guy or girl.
Let’s face it you didn’t get into this industry to get rich! (though we can offer you a very competitive package) you did it because there a few things more satisfying than taking a neglected steed and transforming it, making it gleam and purr – that great feeling from a job well done and a happy customer coming back just to thank you.

South Coast Bikes is a unique business. We are a bicycle servicing workshop. That’s right – not a shop, so you can just get on with the job in hand. We also only do full services so you don’t have to worry about the ‘just fix the …’ when you know there’s more that needs doing.
Our USP is our 7 day a week collection and delivery service. This and our passion for the quality of our work puts us head and shoulders above the competition.

You’ll need previous experience on the spanners in a busy shop or workshop, a can-do attitude and the ability to learn fast. With us it’s not just about fixing bikes, the business model we operate requires a fully focused and switched on team to keep the workshop running smoothly and our customers happy.
We’ve been operating since 2003 and we’ve come a long way in that time but we’re always looking to further improve and are open to new ideas.

At the moment we need someone who can hit the ground running so please only apply if you’ve relevant experience. In return we can offer you the opportunity to work in an enjoyable supportive environment with a great bunch of guys. We love a bit of banter, a good album/6music and a few beers on a Friday.
For more details about what we do please have a good look around our website (www.southcoastbikes.co.uk) and if you think this may be the job for you then send an email to jobs@southcoastbikes.co.uk telling us about yourself.

The nitty gritty:

We are looking for an experienced professional bike mechanic. In depth knowledge of several of the following is desirable:

  • Electronic shifting tuning, troubleshooting and installation
  • Full Susser bearing and linkage replacement / overhaul / fault resolution
  • Dropper post installation / maintenance / overhaul
  • Ebike specifics (Bosch, Shimano Steps and others.)
  • Hydraulic brake bleeding / servicing
  • Suspension tuning
  • Pressfit bottom bracket standards and installation
  • Wheel building
  • Tubeless conversions
  • Creak finding and resolution

If you live bike mechanics, keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry and are always striving to keep your skills honed then this could be the job for you.

You’ll need to be a good communicator (our customers range from the very technical to the very non-technical). Whilst our invoices are detailed, specific and individually written so good IT skills and first class descriptive English are essential.

Previous experience in a busy bike shop or workshop is a necessity for this position.
You need to be a supportive team player (in the truest sense) No massive egos please!

Job Details:

  • 5 day working week including a minimum of one weekend day.
  • 28 days holiday a year. (7 days per quarter.)
  • Salary from £20k+ per annum depending on experience
  • 37.5 hour working week. Standard working day 9.00am – 5.30pm. Lunch from 1pm – 2pm.
  • Opportunities for overtime.
  • Parts at cost price.

To apply:

To apply, or for further information please email – jobs@southcoastbikes.co.uk

Please do not telephone to enquire about this position.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@southcoastbikes.co.uk.

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