Joe Bike is tripling in size and hiring and stuff.

It was perhaps inadvisable to open a bike shop from scratch in the fall of 2008. But we made it. In January 2012, our retail shop and full-service repair, fitting, and customization areas are undergoing a major expansion on Hawthorne Blvd. Yes, we’re going to have a party and yes, you’re invited.

In the meantime, we’re looking for excellent mechanics.  We’re also interested in recent UBI graduates who might want to intern with us and gain some experience in a dynamic environment.

We’re looking for mechanics with strong integrity along with these skills and traits:

–at least 3 years of bike shop experience, preferably involving repair on a wide variety of bikes, wheelbuilding, and sales

–a passion for city, utility, and touring bikes and an understanding of what high performance means in those worlds

–experience with internally geared hubs, belt drive, hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes, and dyno systems is preferred

–an interest in complex custom projects for people all over the world

–excellent communication skills with customers and with other employees

We hire relatively high up the ladder and pay commensurately. Why? We get the best people that way, but also, what we do is pretty demanding, requires more responsibility and creativity than usual, and is frequenty dangerous. Okay, it’s not frequently dangerous at all. “Not frequently glamorous” is what we meant to say. Though it may be in a couple more years.

How to apply: stop in with a resume or email an introduction with a resume to info.

A working interview is part of the hiring process. References are required.