Cycle Mechanic @ Thorn Cycles

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  • Cycle Mechanic

    This is a rare opportunity to join our small team of mechanics who are lucky enough to build the world renowned Thorn touring bikes and tandems.
    We are looking for a friendly, experienced and confident individual to join us in our busy workshop.
    This is a full-time position but we would consider part-time (3-4 days per week) depending on the right person and business requirements.
    Some retail sales work may be involved as and when required.
    This post may include overtime.

    Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 pro rata - dependent upon experience.

    Essential Skills:
    • To build a range of cycles to customer specifications and required standards.
    • To use diagnostic skills and good mechanical ability to re-build, repair and service bicycles.
    • To work in a team.
    • To be self-motivated with good time management.
    • To have a rigorous approach to following processes and procedures and instructions.
    • To adopt new skills and accept training when offered.
    • Good IT skills.
    • Speak, read and write English.

    Desirable skills:
    • Experience of working within a production orientated workshop.
    • Experience of working within mechanical trade, preferably with bicycle or car maintenance.
    • Detailed knowledge of cycling and cycling products.
    • Detailed knowledge of hub gears.
    • Ability to build service and repair wheels to a good standard.
    • Previous sales experience.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • GCSE English grade C (or equivalent) or above.
    • GCSE mathematics grade C (or equivalent) or above.
    • Cytech level 2 or NVQ level 2 or above.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Build Thorn bicycles to the company’s exacting standards.
    Repair and service customers’ bicycles to the required standard.
    Work closely with the workshop supervisor to ensure that daily production targets are met.
    Seek knowledge and clarification from colleagues.
    Maintain a clean and safe workshop area.
    Be punctual, reliable and committed.
    Be flexible and carry out any reasonable requested tasks within the company.

    Location - Bridgwater, TA6 5HX


  • Is this based in Bridgewater ?

  • Hell of a commute from London...

  • It’s not actually that bad on the train…

  • Am just outside of Gloucester but the journey time is a little long!

  • If you would consider moving, worth mentioning if you are interested

  • Am just in the process of finishing an extension at home, no desire to move!

  • Hahah! Fair, it’s a great place to work though!

  • Desirable Grade C GCSE grades seem a little out of place if i'm honest. This to me seems like the ideas kind of role for people who perhaps struggled at school, but have worked hard to build the skills required to work on bikes to a decent level and have the social skills required to be a good sales person and team player.

    I had to review "To Kill a Mockingbird" for my GCSE English, and it hasn't come in particularly useful for any of my home mechanic jobs.

  • Just out of curiosity (I'm not from England), is 15.000£ a year a normal wage for a bike mechanic?

  • Yeah I was trying to work out if the 15-19k was the base or the pro rate amount.

  • Depends on experience and qualifications etc. I wouldn’t like to give an average as I think every shop is different.

    Also note, the post is now filled!

  • Hell of a commute from London...

    Cost of living vs. London = actually have money to spare.

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Cycle Mechanic @ Thorn Cycles

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