Expert Bike Mechanic

Trek Bicycle Corporation Waterloo, WI

About the Job


A bit about us
Trek is an awesome place to work, with amazing benefits for all employees. We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you're on our team, you're taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so. Give us your best, and we'll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet ? Then come join us!

Position Summary/ Job Description :
This role will be a part of the Trek Product Performance team within Engineering. This role will manage bike builds for multiple business units within the product development process. As an expert bike mechanic, this person will be expected to be the "voice of the customer" and provide feedback and insights.

Responsibilities :

  • Primary role will be to support bike assembly for the engineering development process (Form Fit Function, ride evaluations & test plans) while providing feedback and insights related to each build
  • Maintain a constant inventory of components necessary to assemble complete bikes; work directly with Engineering, Industrial Design, & Project Management
  • Work directly with development teams to establish a plan for execution of upcoming prototype builds & test trips; participate in development team project meetings (as needed) for multiple development teams to understand the product and context of assembly
  • Work closely with shared resource teams such as Prototype Shop, Graphics Paint Engineer, Wheel Team, and others to ensure smooth flow of prototypes from outset to completion
  • Package prototypes for shipping to test riders, test labs, assembly factories, or other destinations related to the project
  • Track shipments of components from suppliers to be used in assembly of complete bikes, pursue shipments, and perform necessary legwork to gather all necessary components for assembly
  • Some hands-on support beyond bike mechanic support (wind tunnel prep, etc )
  • Travel maybe required from time to time (<10%)

Other Opportunities (as time allows) :
  • H elp support bike assembly for industrial design concept and graphic design reviews across all bike categories.
  • Provide bike mechanic training for engineers and designers; Help design specific training programs and/or provide on an as needed basis

Position Requirements :
  • 5+ years of bike mechanic experience
  • Technical bike assembly skills including functional prototypes as well asdelicaterapid prototypes
  • C reative ability to improvise when necessary to accomplish the goal; pursue substitute parts for unavailable spec, with input from team members
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/or Ascend is necessary for parts inventory maintenance, collaboration with engineers, product managers, industrial designers
  • Great interpersonal skills to work fluidly with all team members and build positive relationships
  • Takes initiative, has accountability, and pays attention to details
  • Good time management and organizational skills are critical
  • Goal-oriented, results-focused
  • Clear, proactive communicator
  • Basic machine shop experience a plus

Trek Benefits :
Flexible and fun company culture
Competitive health care
PPO & HDHP medical plan options , D ental insurance , Vision insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Free life insurance & optional term life insurance
Competitive vacation package
401(k) with match and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)
12 weeks of maternity leave with 100% pay
Flexible holiday schedule - 10 company holidays
Tuition Reimbursement up to $1 5 ,000! (Undergraduate & Masters programs)
Employee discounts on all product
Deep partner retail discounts