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Wilder Bikeshare Mechanic

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position works September through mid-November, and mid-March through May.

Posting Details

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Job Summary

The Wilder Bikeshare Mechanic will serve the campus community as part of the team that implements the Student Union’s bicycle rental program.


● Stellar Customer Service: Provide top notch service to the campus community by maintaining the Student Union’s fleet of four loaner bicycles and interacting with patrons and co-workers in an energetic and upbeat manner.
● Daily Inspection: Regularly check the Wilder Information Desk daily logs for notes pertaining to the Bikeshare operation, and regularly inspect the bicycles themselves.
● Preventive Maintenance: Maintain the vehicles to keep them in good working order. Coordinate purchase of necessary parts and supplies.
● Emergency Maintenance: Make repairs as needed. Coordinate larger repairs with local mechanics.
● Seasonal Storage: Coordinate Winter storage of bicycles in the Wilder attic, and their return to service when weather allows.
● Promotional Outreach: Within the confines of a minimal budget, promote the Wilder Bikeshare program to the campus community.


Please possess the ability to maintain a genuinely pleasant demeanor at all times with patrons and co-workers. Ongoing dedicated responsibility to the task while working autonomously and setting your own schedule is essential to the success of the program.
Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic bicycle mechanics, and be highly skilled at routine bicycle maintenance and repair. Advanced bicycle repair skills are a plus. An established good working relationship with the Oberlin Bike Co-op (and/or Swerve) is desired.

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$8.20 per hour

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position works September through mid-November, and mid-March through May.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please explain why you are interested in this position and provide details about any relevant experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * List your extracurricular involvements and any leadership positions you lave held.

    (Open Ended Question)