Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now

Nov 5, 2021
by Ed Spratt  



We thought we'd round up some of the more awesome-looking job opportunities in the bike industry that we've seen lately. The ones where you're most likely to be able to jump out for a ride at lunch or get to geek over bike-related things all day.

Don't see anything that you're interested in? Many of these companies have multiple jobs posted on their websites, so we'd recommend doing a deep dive into the career section on each company's website. Still nothing? Lots of companies will have a jobs@ email address for you to send your resume to and they'll reach out if something comes up that is suited to your skillset. Happy hunting!





SRAM
Engineering Equipment Specialist

SRAM is currently searching for someone to use "engineering principles to design, implement and maintain equipment (mechanical and electrical systems, tooling, fixtures, and machinery) which enable SRAM technical teams (including test lab, engineering, Electrical & Software Engineering, and other teams) to provide high-quality output to their customers in a timely and efficient manner." (Learn more.)




Pivot
Designer

Ever wanted to design bike frames and components? If this is you then Pivot is currently on the hunt for a designer who will "be a detail-oriented individual who will use their industrial design or engineering background as well as bicycle industry experience to design frames and components. This person will be an integral member of the Design/Engineering team and work to bring future Pivot Cycles products from idea to reality." (Learn more.)




SRAM
Design Engineer

Another design job up this month is with SRAM who want "a Design Engineer to contribute to the mechanical design team on new product development across a variety of SRAM’s cycling components." (Learn more.)
SRAM GX AXS




Yeti
Engineering Manager

Yeti have a spot available on its team for the Engineering Manager who "is directly responsible for the organization and oversight of the engineering team of 10+. A strong background in both team management and engineering" (Learn more.)
Yeti 160E 2022




YT
Customer Service Agent

YT are after a new Customer Service Agent in the UK to "become one of the faces of YT UK. It is important to ensure that each potential and existing customer have an exceptional experience." (Learn more.)
YT Capra 2022 review




Norco Bicycles / LTP Sports
Social Media Marketing Specialist

Norco is looking for the right person to champion "the social strategy and execution for the Norco brand, Norco Factory Team, and Live to Play Sports. With their finger on the pulse of both social media trends and the mountain bike industry, the Social Media Marketing Specialist integrates with all marketing efforts, bringing the stories of the brand and our advocates to life online, engaging consumers and growing the brand." (Learn more.)
Sam Blenkinsop s Norco DH Bike




Silverfish
Warranty Technician/Cycle Mechanic

UK based importers and distributor Silverfish are looking for someone to "provide customers with technical and warranty support." (Learn more.)




Commencal
Graphic Designer

Commencal is searching for someone to bring their creative talents onboard for a designer role based at its offices in Andorra. (Learn more.)




Santa Cruz Bikes
Customer Service Manager

Santa Cruz is after a new Customer Service Manager who "oversees and leads Santa Cruz’s customer service department, managing the Rider Support Team and proactively monitoring and developing service mechanisms for consumer and retailer inquiries across the spectrum of customer support functions." (Learn more.)
2022 Santa Cruz Bronson XO1 AXS Reserve Carbon CC MX




Shimano
Content Marketeer

Shimano is searching for a Content Marketeer in either Nunspeet, The Netherlands or Mechelen, Belgium. This role involves coordinating "the content creation and distribution of all platforms." (Learn more.)
Shimano Deore on Vancouver s North Shore 2020




CUBE
Fashion Designer for Cycling Wear

Create the clothing you want to wear. Tasks include "Design of the CUBE clothing collections, independent, creative development of the design of new CUBE clothing collections in the areas of sport and leisure, development and adaptation of cuts and detailed solutions, material selection, communication with suppliers, successful implementation of the design in cooperation with the manufacturers." (Learn more.)
2021 Cube TWO15




Scott Sports
Product Engineer - Helmets

Scott is looking for a new product engineer for its helmets. The role involves being a "part of the engineering team which is developing helmets, goggles, body protections and other accessories across all divisions" (Learn more.)
Scott Spark 2022 review




Canyon
Brand Copywriter

One of the current vacancies at Canyon includes a space for a Brand Copywriter who will "Create engaging stories across online and offline channels, be a lead storyteller in brand and product launch campaigns and help to define global tone of voice standards across bike categories" (Learn more.)




Rapha
Graphic Designer - MTB

After launching its new MTB range earlier this year Rapha is searching for a new Graphic Designer. This person will be "integral in developing the MTB category based on the direction set from the central team. You’ll be expected to think for yourself and come up with creative solves that go beyond the brief. You’ll work closely with the central team to develop and push the future direction of MTB" (Learn more.)




Rapha
Communications and Social Media Manager - MTB

Another job up at Rapha is the role of Communications and social media manager. Rapha is looking for someone who will be "responsible for driving communications, developing copy and managing social for the MTB side of the business." (Learn more.)




Enduro World Series
Creator

The Enduro World Series are after someone to work from its Innerleithen office with the chance to travel around the world for its new Creator role. "This role is a brand-new position with the Enduro World Series/EWS-E, bringing content creation, focussed on video, in house. The video Creator will form a key part of the marketing and communications team and, while the focus is on video creation, the content will be varied across all platforms." (Learn more.)
Hometown hero Katy Winton could well have had the loudest cheers of all today.




Trek
Brand manager – Social Media

Trek is seeking an experienced leader to set the strategy and direction for the brand’s social media editorial voice, purpose, and short- and long-term calendars. This is a high-visibility role with great growth potential. You’ll lead the social team, ambassador program, and contribute to Trek’s digital storytelling efforts as a key member of the Brand Marketing Team. Based at Trek headquarters outside Madison, Wisconsin. (Learn more.)




DT Swiss
Graphic Designer

Finally DT Swiss have a vacant to work with them in Biel, Bern, Switzerland. (Learn more.)
DT Swiss 1900 Spline Wheelset







156 Comments

  • 231 1
 Graphic designer for DT... numbers on hubs and rims... I think I could do that
  • 45 0
 Wait until people come back for warranty. "My complete bike is color coordinated with my Fox fork lowers, but the DT logos are way off and now nobody wants to ride with me." Can you handle that?
  • 65 0
 Probably to replace the guy that named the 533d that reads PEES when the rim rotates, which, being a rim.....it kinda does.
  • 3 0
 @truenorthsimon: I've also still got a 6.1d. Would that have been the same guy or was it the one before that? Sooo looking forwards to what @the00 will come up with.
  • 4 0
 The font is the key...
  • 5 0
 @Switzerlanded: You mean to choose Helvetica or Haas Grotesk?
  • 12 0
 @Alturis: Comic Sans all day every day!
  • 11 0
 @truenorthsimon: I haven't come across 533d before so had to Google it, it did not disappoint #PEES
  • 2 0
 @NickB01: Thinking of it, they've not only had the 6.1d, but also a 5.1d and a 4.1d. So that's pig, pis and piA (pain in the ass) respectively. Though agreed the 4.1d is a bit far fetched and probably not a reason to fire a grapig (digging for a pun) designer.
  • 11 0
 I thought the same thing with Rapha. Pick a color to make the shirt, then put the rapha logo on it.
  • 5 0
 Maybe this is why they search for a graphic designer....
  • 2 0
 @truenorthsimon: I'm disappointed that they're not super aero wheels for a tri bike
  • 2 0
 I can draw pictures of bikes AND slept at a Holiday Inn once. I think the fully qualifies me as a frame designer or frame engineer.
  • 1 0
 @Switzerlanded: Well said.
  • 97 3
 YT, for a customer service agent job, want 1 year industry experience and mechanical knowledge. The EWS creator job pays £22K p/a (slightly above minimum wage).
Sorry but clearly bike companies can go f**k themselves. Just as bad as creative jobs who think they're doing people a favour by graciously employing them. Don't kid yourselves, work is work even if it's around a subject you love.
  • 58 0
 Yep. In the US employers (I'm referring to manufacturers like Specialized, K2, etc.) linked to outdoor activities- mt/road biking, snowsports, etc.- used to be well known for wages drastically below comparable positions in less sought-after companies. My reference cases were all pre-rona. Friends in the industry eventually left because why on earth would you accept to do the exact same job (emails, SAP, talking with sales reps and suppliers, tracking production processes) vs. getting paid fair industry rates for your work? We aren't talking a few $k, we're talking 50% discrepancy in some cases.

Don't know a single person who has been disappointed by chasing higher salaries instead of terribly paying bike or ski industry jobs. We all have more money for cool bike trips/travel, bike park season passes, non-bike related gear, and the occasional injury and PT regimen.
  • 8 65
flag lurkeris (Nov 5, 2021 at 4:30) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry but clearly bike companies can go f**k themselves.

Is someone holding a gun to your head forcing you to work for these companies, buddy?
  • 33 0
 @embi: Not sure what your point is. I can't disagree with something because someone isn't forcing me to do it? Very strange logic you have.
  • 18 0
 @embi: I'm with @redrook on this, what is your point exactly? Is someone holding a gun to their head to force them to advertise absolute jokes of jobs? They're the ones advertising jobs to us. If someone walked up to you, as they are figuratively doing, and offered you a job with a joke salary, I think it's fair enough to tell them to **** off.
  • 21 1
 @embi: Is someone holding a gun to your head forcing you to be a bootlicker?
  • 8 1
 @embi: @embi: Lol, watch out, we've found the resident business hardass here (who's probably never run any business in his life).
  • 6 1
 A lot of these positions aren’t really high paying jobs and bike brands are not a place to get rich.

This is why so many shop employees sell weed. Living their dream and paying their rent
  • 18 0
 @NickMT: yup. When I left the ski industry as a senior ski patroller and became a probationary firefighter, I doubled my salary and cut my responsibilities by 90%. And that was on crappy probation pay. The ski and bike industries think it’s okay to make their valued employees live on or near poverty because you gave them an opportunity to work in a cool industry. This year is going to be a reckoning for places that used to get away with crappy pay.
  • 7 0
 @whambat: Same with the creative and cultural industries too. Despite the fairly huge sums of money they play around with it doesn't filter down to compensating their usually highly expert and passionate workers, meaning they constantly move around and are under a lot more pressure than someone on the same pay in sales another sector.
  • 10 1
 Regarding the YT job, I don't think it's unreasonable that customer service reps for a bike company have some shop experience and won't sound like asshats when they're asked a technical question...
  • 10 0
 @NickMT: 100% can confirm. I worked in marketing management roles in the ski and MTB industries. I left the bike industry for the same type of role in an unrelated industry and instantly got a 50% pay increase. Plus profit-sharing, more PTO, all around better benefits. I actually ride more now outside the industry. Crazy!
  • 8 12
flag MikeGruhler (Nov 5, 2021 at 7:17) (Below Threshold)
 @whambat: I can say from personal experience if you don't ask for the wage you need/require for a given job then it's your own fault. It's a companies job to make money for the shareholders or owners not the employees. You're simply providing a service in exchange for money. Know your value and make yourself valuable within the field your applying for and learn how to convey that to your potential future or current employers. Kinda like the advice "Don't make complaints to your boss without first having the solution to follow it up" that in and of itself will help with getting a raise when you ask.
  • 4 0
 @Mntneer: selling weed only supplements your income where it’s not already legal and cheap at a dispensary down the street.
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flag MikeGruhler (Nov 5, 2021 at 7:25) (Below Threshold)
 @whambat: Something alot of employees don't understand is there's more cost to the company than just your wage. I know for a fact my employer has to spend an extra $20,000 a year on top of my $65k salary to have me as an employee and honestly it's more like $25k. Insurance, rents, vehicles, S.S, Workers Comp, tech devices and so on. It helps when people can wrap there head around that and use it as extra info to help figure out your worth to a company. Hope that makes sense.
  • 2 1
 @whambat: that’s really not true at all. When I lived in Colorado there was full rec and medical. I harvested about 30lbs of indoor per year and sold em at $1500/lb. they were also sold entirely in Colorado
  • 2 0
 @MikeGruhler: Us accountants usually figure 40-50% on top of the EE wage for all the extra bits.
  • 6 0
 @MikeGruhler: "It's a companies (sic) job to make money for the shareholders or owners not the employees."

I'd say it's both. It's a competent and sustainable company's job to ensure their employees are earning a decent wage for the work they do, because that will absolutely translate into a better bottom line.

Your figure of an additional 25K is VERY dependent upon the industry, and the bike industry absolutely does not spend an additional 30%+ on its entry level employees through benefits. If you're on $65K then this discussion isn't about you.
  • 19 0
 Wait, TY has a customer service department?
  • 7 0
 @NickMT: And, you won't get jaded about the bike industry if you're not in it, LOL. I'm in buildng supplies, and bikes are my escape, not my income.
  • 6 0
 @oscartheballer: Lol, maybe not that's why they're recruiting haha
  • 7 1
 @MikeGruhler: that only works when your company doesn’t have set wages for every position/ rank and has flexibility for raises. Otherwise, your only option is to leave. Which I did.
My old boss tried a bunch of options to keep me around offering to create a new title to add flexibility for a pay increase, until he realized my probie pay was more than his bosses pay. These industries underpay quite a way up the ladder. And the executives don’t share in the pain, I knew it was time to leave when the company froze wages for a year while the CEO took a 7 figure bonus.
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 @Mntneer: good to know.
  • 1 0
 It obviously depends on whether you're on your own or whether you've got a family to care for. If a job involves lunch rides and they get you one bike (like Hope does) then you only need food and shelter. Otherwise you'd spend most of your money on the ride and riding anyway. Things change when you grow a bit older and your partner and kids expect you to bring something home. But otherwise it isn't too different probably from being an athlete where your sponsors put you in a position to ride and stay alive, but not much aside from that.

The social media job seems even better for some people. Just do what they do already: live through their phone screens. Only now they're getting paid.
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 @embi: I don’t get why people are hating, your logic is fine.
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 @NickMT: as someone who worked for Trek for 8 years, I can wholeheartedly confirm this. I left that industry and immediately made 45% more (no exaggeration) with far more opportunities for advancement. If you keep paying below-average wages, you're going to get below-average talent.
  • 1 0
 @whambat: Leaving is always an option, you left because you have an understanding of your value and were not earning enough and obviously didn't see the ability to earn your needed wage there. Congratulations on leaving, always feels good moving to something better.
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 @redrook: I agree, a good company would do just what you described, but that will not absolutely "translate to a better bottom line" if you're making less profits because of wage increases or increased benefits.

Those additional costs have nothing to do with benefits(which I have none) there literally just the cost of a company employing a person. That insurance I mentioned is not mine, it's what my employer pays for vehicle insurance for there service truck that I operate and the companies own insurance because they have a commercial office space with over 20 people in it. Then you have Social Security, workers comp and other state and federal taxes associated with that employee. Like I said most have no clue.

@Connerv6 seems to know what I'm referring to and his numbers are probably more accurate.
  • 4 0
 It's always easier to blame the big faceless company. If YOU are worth more, go get more. Period. I bet most folks who whine about a company not paying their employees enough are the same people bitching about the price of a dozen eggs at the corner store when you can get it at WalMart for 25 cents less. When it comes down to YOUR money, you go for whatever is the cheapest, but when you're spending YT or Trek's money for them you want all their employees to make 6 figures.
  • 5 0
 There are pros and cons. I made significantly more money with lesser responsibility leaving the bike industry, and pay increases came much easier. BUT, I had a lot more fun working in the bike industry. Say, for example, you walk into the office and hear your coworkers talking about minions, and you jump into the conversation with your preferred compound, Then they just stare stupidly until someone explains that this room full of adults is actually discussing a movie for children, what in the f*ck is super tacky?
  • 3 0
 @redrook: So my insight is worthless because I make $65k yr? (Which is still shit for my expertise)
How about just a yr and half ago I was making 35k. Worked my ass off (50+hrs/wk-No OT) then asked for wage increases and discussed my value with my boss and my plans for the future with the company. Just this year I got an additional 15k in raises. Know your value and show it, bitching and complaining gets you nothing and nowhere in life.

That kind of pay is definitely possible in the bike industry, I know sales guys at a major shop in Orlando that make between 60k-100k a year. No bullshit. Just cause you're good at what you do doesn't mean deserve more money, just means you're at the wrong job or have the wrong attitude which honestly is all I hear from these people complaining about these jobs. For those who feel the need to downvote my comments, you're the one's with shit attitudes who can't pull useful information from what I'm trying to say. Go ahead and stay in your shit jobs complaining about you problems that no one but yourself created.

Oh, and I'm just a carpenter with 30yrs experience, no college education and 42yrs old with 3 kids. There's damn good money out there for those willing to put in actual hard work.
  • 3 0
 That's why the saying "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life" is absolutely B.S. Work is work, not happy fun play time. Do what you love for work and you will most likely end up hating what you love (working sucks, fun is fun) There's exceptions but not many that I've seen.
  • 79 1
 So disappointed. No job for middle aged man to ride mountain bike with mates and drink beer afterwards. Gutted.
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flag withdignityifnotalacrity (Nov 5, 2021 at 7:51) (Below Threshold)
 - So you want to be an influencer for stuff that people already do. In the most unappealing way possible. - Ah, yup - Get out.
  • 5 0
 Come join me! We can collect unemployment and ride and drink! I'm sick of work and the wife wants to get back to work! But what to do with the kids....
  • 40 0
 im personally waiting for canyons warranty refusal technician role to come available, seems like an easy job from mine and my 4 friends experience. "our metallurgist said your 160mm travel bike looks like it has done a jump, warranty refused."
  • 4 0
 They're still doing that? They'd refused warranty on my Spectral a few years back, via the same excuse (it was classed as an XC bike on their site). I naively hoped that things would've improved...
  • 12 0
 The reason I didn’t buy a spectral is because of stuff I read all over like this. Consumer direct prices are so close to shop brand prices now that the risk for garbage service is to great to justify.
  • 5 0
 @mtbforlife4: yeah, a few years back canyon had a real edge with their prices, now I'm basically getting the same spec for the same price from Trek and Specialized. Had a few issues with my Slash and Top Fuel, everything got resolved within a week. Canyon was a month if you were lucky.
  • 1 2
 I think SRAM may have an opening for that position also. Apparently if you install pedals it voids the warranty on their cranks. Not joking, they voided mine for iNstAlLiNg PeDaLs WrOnG despite the fact metal shards were hanging out of the threads when it came out of the box. Love flushing $300 down the drain on month old cranks.

Hell, Fox even has a line in their job posting about their tech staff being "empowered" to question whether something should be under warranty or not. Get your feeling of empowerment over your fellow human by telling them: "No, you put air in this, it isn't covered under warranty"!
  • 41 2
 Lots of jobs - not many salaries displayed!
  • 45 1
 Err.. Well.. we'll start off with a 6month internship.. etc etc......
  • 13 1
 Is it common to display the salary (or at least a range) on the other side of the channel ? In France you very rarely see anything related to the salary. The proper discussions on it generally occurs at the 2nd or 3rd interview.
It's very interesting to see how these kind of topics are discussed/managed abroad !
  • 13 0
 The EWS "creator" job is £22K, which is appalling. Things like that are why I got out of the creative world and into...*looks around...culture. Doh!
  • 19 1
 I wouldn’t even consider applying for a role unless a salary range is in the advert. It basically says ‘we will always try and get you for as cheap as possible and don’t really care about your life’
  • 12 0
 @redrook: you can literally earn more as a retail sales assistant, that’s pathetic.
  • 11 0
 @Aksel31: and then you find out after 2-3 rounds that they aren’t paying well enough and you’ve wasted all that time!
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flag ilovedust (Nov 5, 2021 at 2:22) (Below Threshold)
 @rich-2000: Not quite how it is. The reason salaries are not displayed as that they are subject to what you bring. If you already earn an amount then that is for negotiations. It is also business and HR confidentiality and often subject to some level of non-disclosure. I have literally no idea what my friends earn. They never say and never discuss. Even with each other. A mate works for Google and he was head hunted and the pay discussion was a big part of the interview process. Equally the same for my wife who works in property. Its the talent and ‘package’ you bring.
  • 3 1
 @rich-2000: Err not quit like that. I mean I know a rough estimate of what is the salary for the job I apply for (depending on the company, the position ...). + I know what my current situation is and the raise I want (depending on responsabilities of the job, my experience ...).
But in the end to refine it and to propose a relevant salary expectation during the interview, the best is to know someone working in the company, or to find some information on the web. I agree, it is not the easiest or the most robust way, but it is what it is.
  • 6 1
 @ilovedust: That's for higher end high paying jobs, for lowly stuff like customer service it should be right there.
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 @Aksel31: since no one answered your question, no salaries are not usually posted with the job in the US. As in, I’ve literally never seen it. Not sure about Scotland though.
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 @ilovedust: Headhunting and advertising jobs are two very different things. Yes you can negotiate salary within a range, but if the job description and person spec are competently written then the parameters and requirements should be clear and so should the compensation. At the very least the salary range should be visible. Because of my experience I got my job near the top of the salary range, but I still knew what that range was when I applied, and the potential lower end I would receive too.
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 @Aksel31: As you say, you have a pretty good idea based on position, location, etc. Salary ranges seem to be much tighter in France (my impression as someone living here), whereas in the US, it's much more likely to get an insultingly low salary offer, no benefits, etc. And in this case people are extra distrustful since it's the bike industry.
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 @ilovedust: might be industry dependent. Certainly if I were looking for a new job I'd expect to see ranges, which is backed up by most of the adverts displaying something:

www.jobsite.co.uk/jobs/mechanical-engineer/in-cheltenham?radius=20&s=header
  • 7 14
flag lurkeris (Nov 5, 2021 at 4:30) (Below Threshold)
 @rich-2000: That's how it works buddy. Get used to the real world. Employer - employee relationship is just business relationship. He is trying to buy most work for the least amount of money and you're trying to sell least amount of work for the best money you can get.

That is how free market works.
  • 14 0
 @embi: Except that's not how it works, and anyone who actually runs a business in the real world knows the importance of building relationships and the value of employers. Only an idiot would assume that someone is trying to sell the least amount of work, because only an idiot would assume that people don't want to work, particularly at something they enjoy.
A free market, particularly in skilled jobs, relies on people being valued, and valuing their work, and utilising opportunities. If what you say is true, there's no motivation for people to do so, and consequently no way for them to demonstrate their value and progress.
I'd suggest you don't bandy around economic theory without knowing what you're talking about Wink
  • 16 0
 @embi: Sorry, but in my business that's definitely not how it works. I want to attract the best talent (I don't own the business but I do run the HR) and that's definitely not how you get it. By paying a low amount you immediately alienate a lot of the people you want to attract. You seem to be confusing a business relationship for a win-lose scenario. In a functioning business relationship, things work well for both sides. That's how you make things last and how you build sustainability into your business.
Free market has nothing to do with it, as the supply/demand is unclear. At present, it's really more of a seller's market in my sector (i.e. employee's, as there are more jobs than quality candidates). The same may be different in other sectors, but you can't make a broad generalisation.
"That's how a free market works" tends to be something said by people who don't know how a free market works.
  • 6 0
 @Blackhat: Colorado requires the salary to be disclosed IIRC
  • 9 2
 @embi what do the balls of capitalism taste like?
  • 8 1
 @BobbyHillbomb: Lol, he's clearly been licking them without figuring out what they even are.
  • 5 0
 @embi Aaaaaand that archaic thinking is why there is a "labor shortage" in the states.
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 @Blackhat: I don’t know wtf you are talking about.
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 @rich-2000: nah I just got hired for a role where salary wasn't disclosed until the offer was made and it was on the high side of what I was expecting. Some companies just like to keep their pay scales hush hush.
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 @WY228: its also why US manufacturers got their asses handed to them by the Japanese 40 or so years ago who have a much more collectivist culture. North Americans still often think it's clever to pit suppliers against each other to get the lowest input prices, but then you just get shit inputs. Most of us figured out centuries ago that we can have more by working together, but there's always a few who don't get it. Group hug everyone lol!
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 @friendlyfoe:

You were lucky then.
For some roles where I’ve been contacted by an internal recruiter / HR talent spotter if they want to set a first interview up then I won’t proceed unless they give me the salary range....
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 "Wait, you guys are getting paid?!"
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 @ilovedust:
Thats strange because I know roughly what all my friends earn because I ask them. And I’ll happily tell them if they ask me. Its a stigma we need to get over as a nation because the only winners are the companies...
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 @BobbyHillbomb: They taste like fairness? You get paid what you're worth, bottom line. The problem is people who think they are worth more than they are. I think they are called "whiners".
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 @rich-2000: I guess I am in a unique position that I've chosen a path that is not exactly well defined. If your work is very structured then companies will pay you based on being able to perform XYZ tasks. That being said I have always been willing to put my self in a position of low pay if it was a great experience, knowing that in a year from now if the company wasn't willing to pay what I was worth it would be easy for me to get a job somewhere else. If you focus on jobs that will be great experience I think it sets you up better in the long run because then the company has incentive to pay you more in the future so as not to lose you.
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 @rich-2000: exactly, never had a problem discussing wages with friends or other employees. Being a lead carpenter remodeling houses I regularly evaluate new helpers and will either get them out because there experience will never match the pay and others who work hard and learn quickly will get the recognition and get a bump in there starting wage. Normally they start at $14hr and If there worth a damn they get bumped to $16hr. That's for a basic helper position with very basic skills like using power tools and reading a measuring tape. Mostly they clean up and get tools while watching and learning about the different processes. Eventually they gain enough experience to become a lead themselves earning between $21-$28hr after about 3yrs or so if there worth a darn.
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 @friendlyfoe: absolutely great idea when you're in your teens to early 30's, but you can only leave so much money on the table for so long before it becomes a detriment to your bottom line. If you're able to increase your wages yr over yr or from job to job then you set a precedent for what the next job needs to pay you. I've made that process work for the most part of the past 20yrs. When I accepted way less money to stay at the right place(current employer) it took 3yrs to go from 16hr to 28hr. That's a alot of money left on the table over a 3yr period. No new skills were learned, just proving my worth to people who have a high standard for the employees they hire.
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 Imagine being the design engineer at SRAM and watching them replace all your carefully designed alloy parts with plastic to make the component cheaper to produce.
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 Gotta match that PPM quality model.
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 Yea or being constantly told by the bean counters to make it less reliable otherwise they won’t sell as many replacements
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 I'll take the Yeti engineering manager role. But only if it comes with free dental care.
  • 32 0
 Comes with a whole tribe of free dental care.
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 That'll be the end of your lunch rides. Heck, that will be the end of your lunch too. From now on, there will always be someone scrutinizing your teeth.
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 Rocky Mountain is also looking for somebody to instal cush cores on their bikes...
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 Starting salary better be 6 figures and I don't mean in pesos or yen
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 @sjma: you can get six figures, sure. Just two of them are after the decimal point!
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 If any of them need a product tester to take the absolute worst line down a trail, I'll be the perfect fit.
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 I have 30+ years experience in this field.
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 Don't forget I'm hiring an EA!

outside.breezy.hr/p/0cd73db2584c-executive-assistant-to-the-ceo

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
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 I feel sorry for the person who takes YT's Customer Service Agent position.
  • 11 0
 perhaps someone from Sick Bicycle could handle the complaints
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 No so bad, there are no bikes to order, so no bikes to go wrong. It does amaze me - YT bring out the capra and its not available for 18 months. Canyon bring out the new spectral, its in stock and on your doorstep 5 days later.
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 I guess that is a £100k plus yr job. Going on the skills and experience you would need to be successful in that position. Some how I don’t think excellence is in YT’s vocabulary.
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 Maybe I’m lucky, but I’ve always had great customer service from YT. Had 2 or 3 issues dealt with promptly by Germany, and then this year they replaced my carbon Tues frame due to a hairline crack that I wasn’t even sure was there, and that was the YT UK gang.
  • 9 0
 Is that Tori from PBA in the Rapha photo? If so, looks like she might have been offered something after she was cut from the academy during the summer.
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 you mean the Juliana bike ?
  • 5 1
 I see a lot of haters, but thank you Pinkbike for posting this. The engineering manager for yeti looks exciting. As an engineering manager for a tech company, yes the posted salary is less than I make now, but it’s still 6 figures. There have been comments around who would want to make less to work in the bike industry, well I would. At some point money isn’t everything. Yes I understand 10k a year is not livable, so I don’t disagree with people looking elsewhere. That being said if I convince my wife to move to Colorado from Washington I’ll be applying for a job at Yeti. Everything is a tradeoff.
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 I think the pay cut to work in industry very much depends on the position. It is one thing when you still make 6 figures. When the pay isn't enough to live on, that's what people are whining about
  • 2 1
 6 figures isn’t much when ya live in golden. Or ya gotta commute for an hour from Denver.
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 @Cahris: 6 figures isn’t that much in Seattle either, but like I said everything is a trade off.
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 @adrennan: agreed, I fully understand people need to pay for a place to live and food to eat. I don’t think the pay issue is exclusive to the outdoor industry though. I’d wager that a lot of retail companies have the same issues, which is why they are struggling to find people right now. Unfortunately a lot of companies have only one other option, and that’s not hire at all. So it comes down to : is something better than nothing and someone somewhere will take the job even if it pays less than the company next door.
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 @dpars63: I understand what you’re saying however the trade off shouldn’t be on you. Brands need to step up and realize it shouldn’t be normalized to take a 50% pay reduction and expect to live in a high cost location just to ‘get to work in the bike industry’. PNW, Asheville, Colorado, NE are alll terribly expensive and where these brands are located. The other one that burns me is the lunch ride. Lol like unless you’re letting your crew manage their own 2+ hr lunch but instead watch the clock not get past 61 mins then you aren’t offering anything.
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 @Cahris: I totally get that those areas are expensive, and yet minimum wage will never be 100k. As someone on the opposite side of the money issue I can first hand tell you the trade off will always be on the employee. I make great money, but I am expected to be available 24/7 and taking vacation often means simply working remotely while pissing off my wife because I’m not engaged. That’s the expectation in big tech and it comes with the highest payout because of it. Now in theory then the yeti job could be the same, but at that point no would stay there OR they would only have sub par engineering because they would only attract people who can’t do anything else. My gut tells me it’s not like that only because yeti is not trying to take over the world by doing everything, they are just trying to make kick ass bikes. As far as the lunch ride goes, the 10 direct reports to the person who will get that job are probably all salaried engineers, and it’s not a time issue, rather they have deadlines and if they have to stay later because they went on a two hour ride then again, that’s the trade off they are making. But again, in a pre civid world taking a lunch in my industry was often frowned upon, let alone saying I’ll be back after my bike ride. Covid changed that, but I expect in 2022/2023 it will be back to that.
  • 9 2
 Waki can hande all these jobs.
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 FIGJAM?
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 Yeah especially customer service.
  • 5 1
 I would love to see Waki handling customer service, really do, I mean, I will break a frame just to be able to talk with him XD
  • 5 0
 @edspratt Yeti role link points to SRAM...is there something we need to know here...
  • 5 0
 Oh snap, the EWS job includes "festive parties" in the benefits package! Where do I apply??
  • 6 1
 Every brand ever: procurement manager.
  • 5 1
 I like how a picture of a Mondraker is used for the Silverfish posting......they don't distribute Mondraker. lol
  • 3 0
 But they used to distribute them (look on the fork decals)
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 @ThiloSchmidt-Werthern: Used to isn't does.

you'd think an updated image wouldn't be that hard...
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 @conoat: Next they will be looking for a new marketing director
  • 5 0
 Lots of jobs for all the pinkbike "engineers" here in these forums!
  • 3 0
 Glad to see @pivotcycles is hiring a frame designer! I think they've been using the Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V method for the past couple of years!!! :-D
  • 1 0
 A design technique first perfected by Trek and Santa Cruz I should add.
  • 2 0
 Specialized is looking for A LOT of people.
Highlight on the "Mechnical Engineering Manager – e-Bike Frames" position in Switzerland: boards.greenhouse.io/specialized/jobs/3572815
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 YT Customer Service Agent. Must have experience of working at Dicks Last Resort
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 Come work for me...I'll let you ride at lunch
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 All great places to work if your parents can afford to send you there.
  • 4 0
 SRAM's design engineer job says: "No need to be a cyclist!" Nuff said.
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 "Join the bike industry and make literally tens of dollars!"
  • 2 0
 Lots of high-level skilled jobs.....are the companies cutting loose senior staff to save cheddar or. . . . ??
  • 1 0
 get a job in the bike industry, only to be told after you've been hired....... due to shortages, you do not qualify for bike industry items at a discount. thxCovid
  • 2 0
 Commencal Graphic designer - pictured with a completely bare alloy frame ;-)
  • 3 0
 Where the software jobs at?
  • 2 0
 "Canyon includes a space for a Brand Copywriter"
Send 200 word article for review. No vowels allowed.
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 All the "engineers" and engineers in the PB comment section should be able to snap those jobs up quick.
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 All the engineer roles are in the US Frown
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 Specialized is looking for A LOT of people.
Highlight on the "Mechnical Engineering Manager – e-Bike Frames" position in Switzerland: boards.greenhouse.io/specialized/jobs/3572815
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 @robinlechevallier: Thank you sir!
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 Salary for the yeti engineering manager role is really bad!
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 Remote or forget it. Good luck with your wardrobe.
  • 1 0
 ohh these comments are sooo good hahah. who needs AI
  • 1 0
 YETI Link is pointing to SRAM job.
  • 2 1
 I want that EES job at @SramMedia but I dont want to move to CO Frown
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 Virginia to CO seems like a no brainer…
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 @mtbforlife4: Seems like it but Roanoke is sick. I dont have to drive a car to do any outdoor recreation. There's a mountain and a river right in the city, low cost of living, downtown is never busy and it snows once or twice a year.
  • 1 1
 No, I want that job! But unfortunately the salary is a pittance compared to my current job in the construction sector.
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 @AckshunW: it starts at 50K and goes up from there with no college degree needed.... Call me old fashioned but thats pretty damn good for bike industry.
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 @tacolord:
“For the bike industry”—- well 10k taken for taxes, 20k for a 10-year-old Tacoma, 10k for a bike with Kashima, that only leaves 10k for food and housing for the whole year!
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 @tacolord: in Colorado that’s nearly minimum wage
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 @DHhack: In Roanoke 50K is nearly 6 figures lol
  • 1 0
 Cushcore/bloodyknuckles/volunteers needed asap at rockymtn!
  • 2 0
 30% off jobs at Intense?
  • 1 0
 Pire dream jobs!!!

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