The Bike Barn hires new mechanics about every other quarter. You don’t need to know a lot about bikes, or even how to fix them, we train on the job. Email us at if you have any questions regarding the qualifications.

Check out our instagram for updates about when we open a hiring window, or check out the ASUCD Job website at When we are hiring, the application will be available on the vacancies page.


  • Mechanical experience is a plus, but not required

  • Mechanical aptitude and enjoying working with your hands is a must

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Time commitment of at least 12 hours per week

  • Willingness to learn and work on a team

  • Ability to (occasionally) lift up to 30 pounds

  • First and second years preferred 

Our new mechanics undergo a rigorous training process which requires a lot of dedication and effort. As they move through the ranks to senior mechanic and into management, they gain more responsibility and autonomy in their roles. We pride ourselves not only on our customer service and bike repair, but also teaching and team-building skills! The opportunity to advance and move up to become a leader on the shop floor is part of what makes our community so special.

FAQ - Work Opportunities

  • I can't find the job application on the ASUCD vacancy website?
  • We only hire once every few quarters, so there is not always a listing on vacancies. Follow us on Instagram to find out when we have opened a hiring window!
  • What are you guys looking for in a candidate?
  • We are looking for candidates who demonstrate interest, are able to communicate effectively about their experience, and who meet most of the qualifications listed above. Please don't be discouraged from applying if a few of the qualifications reflect you, we are a diverse team looking for unique people to join us!
  • What can I expect to do while working here?
  • Our new mechanics undergo a probationary training period where they are trained on basic bike repairs. A large part of this experience is getting to know our shop, helping out with daily opening and closing tasks, and learning our procedures. Once the new mechanic period is over, you have the opportunity to perform easy repairs with more autonomy. Mechanics are moved into the Senior Mechanic phase of learning and are trained on diagnosing bike issues and helping customers up front.
  • Will I have the opportunity to get promoted while working here?
  • Depending on how much you are able to dedicate to this job, how many years you work here, and many other factors there are opportunities for internal promotion at the Bike Barn. Our student manager team was once all new mechanics doing flats and grabbing bikes!

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