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Bicycle Mechanic

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Balfe's Bikes ActSmart Subscriber
Job reference
Greater London, London
Salary range
£11.05 per hour
Job added
10 May 22
Final date for applications

Job Description

Balfe's Bikes is pleased to announce part-time and full-time Bicycle Mechanic positions available in our London stores. This is a temporary fixed-term basis until September 2022 to assist our devoted and motivated team in providing an excellent experience to our customers throughout our busy season. If you're over the age of 18, you'll be paid the living wage of £11.05 per hour.

Bicycle Mechanic Summary:

As a Bicycle Mechanic, you are responsible for the high-quality servicing of bikes used for commute, race, and leisure activities. Providing our customers with excellent maintenance advice, to ensure they receive the full Balfe’s experience. To provide regular maintenance, fix or install new parts, and otherwise repair damaged bikes for customers.

What you'll be doing at Balfe's:

  • Dealing with boxes bikes daily, unpacking, storing and adequately dealing with cardboard waste and recycling.
  • Keep presentation of workshop to Balfe’s high standards which includes merchandising and daily cleaning schedules.
  • Being on had to senior mechanics to assist with small repairs for customers (including but not limited to puncture repairs, break and gear adjustments and accessory fitting).
  • Knowledge of POS systems, to be able to contact customers to arrange bike collections, via email SMS or phone.
  • To keep up to date and be knowledgeable of all the brands that Balfe’s Bikes carries and offers, through training and development on products, both online and in class training.
  • Confidently build all bikes that Balfe’s has to offer online and in store e.g., children’s bike, road bikes, mountain bikes, and e-bikes to professional standards, following all company processes.
  • Understand the technical aspects of the products they fit and fix in relation to how they are compatible with the objects they are designed to fit to.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Maintain high Health & Safety standards and adhere to all Health & Safety policies.
  • Follow all risk assessments and safe systems of work relevant to your role.

Balfe’s Perks:

  • Additional allowance for working Saturdays & Sundays.
  • Split shift opportunities and incentives.
  • Technical training & accreditation program for mechanics and new starters.
  • 28 days annual leave and other flexible holiday arrangements.
  • Incentivised weekend working.
  • Cycle to Work initiative.
  • Trade discounts after probation for staff.
  • Performance/commission bonuses.
  • Brand led training courses.
  • Referral bonus scheme.
  • Uniform is provided.

Skills/Experience Required


  • Experience as a bicycle assembler or bicycle mechanic is preferred, however training will be provided.
  • Possession of Cytech 1/2 or equivalent is preferred.
  • Excellent reliability.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to concentrate on work all day. This job requires on occasions from 8 and up to 9.5 solid hours of attention to productivity and quality.
  • You must have the ability to stand and work at an assembly stand for up to 8 hours a day.
  • You must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds head high.
  • Enthusiasm for bicycles and riding is preferred.
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