Bicycle Mechanic & Bicycle Sales
JobTech & retailsWhistler, BC, Canada
We are gearing up for summer! We have been expanding our bike season work crew over the past few years as we have been having busy and exciting summers. Evolution is a service focused shop and we run four mechanics at a time and two sales staff. We work together as a team to provide excellent, knowledgeable service. We run a high performance rental fleet -the highest end DH fleet in whistler plus high performance Trail bikes. We set up and maintain our fleet to very high standards. For example we re-build our rental bike forks after EVERY five rides throughout the season and we are continuously replacing parts and replacing frame bearings so that the the bikes are always tight. We swap out springs for every rider as well as flip the brakes so that they are moto or regular for each rider's needs. If you have a minimum of 2 years experience as a DH bike mechanic, work well in a team environment and would like to spend a summer in Whistler please contact us! We are also looking for one more sales member for the summer. Ideally someone organized, with retail experienced (merchandizing & customer service), and extensive currently MTB part knowledge. All staff are avid bikers so we arrange everyone's schedule into max 4 days. Some people are part time and the full timers usually work two 12 hour shifts and two 6 hour shifts per week so that there is lots of riding days for everyone. Plus you instantly have a crew of riding friends!
Skills we are looking for
Bicycle Mechanics: minimum two years tech experience.
Your first interview test will be bleeding a brake, rebuilding a fork (lower only is find), and truing a wheel. We look for execution, shop style/organization and knowing when to ask for help.
Sales: Understanding of customer service. Organization. And knowledge of currently bicycle parts - specifially DH - Trail - Enduro.
What are the job details
You must be a passionate mountain biker. :)
May of our mechanics return year after year. This season we will have 5 returning techs - all with excellent knowledge and skills. There is always lots to learn and teach one another so that we can provide the best bike service around!
We also have staff stay on year round (and round and round and round!). This site only allowed up to "max 1 year" to be selected as the maximum stay. This however is up to you and how well you do as a member of the crew :) Typically the summer season wraps up by the second weekend in October, Canadian Thanksgiving.
What's in it for you
Staff discounts and pro deals. Instant riding buddies!
Initial hourly pay is negotiated after the first two shifts depending on skills and how much training you will need. Starting pay is usually between 14-16/hr and after two weeks there is another pay negotiation depending on your contribution.
Adventures near by
Whistler is simply an amazing place. The mountains are amazing, the people are like-minded and happy to be living and sporting in the mountains. Whistler also has rich culture with arts and music all around and non-stop events. There are 5 lakes in Whistler that are swimable plus one of our lakes allows motorized boats with many people water skiing, wake boarding and wake surfing. Squamish is just down the road with Canada's top spot for rock climbing (plus lots of short climbs in Whistler) and kite/wind surfing!