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!
Independent Sales Representative
The Independent Sales Representative (Rep) is directly responsible for the revenue generation in his/her territory. It is the primary responsibility of the Representative to grow the market of the Marin Bikes Brand. In a manner consistent with the goals of the company and to ensure Marin is being represented in a positive and professional image in the given territory.— Marin
Wolf Tooth is in search of a bike nerd to join the marketing team. This is a person who has experience in marketing strategy, content creation, and digital campaign management. The ideal candidate is a generalist who has a background working at a small business, is independent, and is eager to take initiative and learn new skills. This person needs to be curious, creative, collaborative, detail-oriented, and never satisfied with the phrase “good enough.”— Wolf Tooth
Giant is currently seeking an Account Executive for the No. Kentucky/Ohio Regions who will grow business revenue and profit within their market through effective relationships, confirming our brands are well represented as the primary partner.— Giant
We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about mountain bikes, has experience working directly with modern-day high-end mountain bikes, and enjoys making customers feel welcome as they visit our showroom. The position is primarily based at our Golden, Colorado location but there are many opportunities for our mechanics to join in on local and national demo events and races.— Commencal USA
We are looking for a smart, humble, and hard-working individual to maintain the Accounts Receivable for Yeti Cycles. The position will work directly with the Controller and Accounting Supervisor to oversee Yeti’s financial needs. The ideal candidate will have a general accounting background and strong understanding of the outdoor industry. The ability to understand the larger financial picture and handle confidential information is critical to this position. We are looking for someone who cares about the details and performs critical thinking to ensure we are collecting from customers while still delivering product to our dealer and distributors.— Yeti Cycles
We are looking for a CAD Technician to join the team in San Luis Obispo, CA to support the development of front drivetrain products for a bicycle. In this role, you will assist in the creation, review, and timely release of engineering documentation that is error-free.— SRAM
Industry Nine (Asheville, NC) is seeking an experienced engineer who can conceive and create new designs for bicycle components. Superior strength to weight ratios and beautiful designs are paramount. Solidworks proficiency is required with the ability to draw complex shapes. We will be highly favoring anyone with machining experience. Optimally, this person would be able to draw 3D in CAD, use CAM packages to program CNC machines, and assist our machinists in making the final product. The ability to be self-sufficient on a CNC would be a highly desired ability with higher pay.— Industry Nine
We are looking to add two new members to the Inside Sales and Customer Service Team at our office in Scotts Valley, CA. We’re looking for passionate and motivated individuals to help to better service our rider needs across the BMC, SCOR, and Adicta Lab brands.— BMC USA
Working with our family of bicycle brands, (FELT Bicycles, Husqvarna E-Bicycles and GASGAS Bicycles), our Marketing Communications Specialist will be the amplifier for messaging on our collection of bicycle and e-bicycle brands through media, advertising, and PR as well as other aspects of marketing such as social media and trade marketing.— PIERER New Mobility North America
Pivot Cycles is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented mechanic with a passion for cycling to join our team. The Demo Technician supports and maintains the demo bike fleet in cooperation with the sales and marketing teams. Candidates will need to have exemplary people skills to work with the public with travel required 1-2 weekends per month during spring, summer and fall.
Demo Drivers are selected out of the Demo Technicians to go on the road full time when a position is available. Demo Technicians must be willing to transition to a Demo Driver role and travel full time (11 of 12 months), in 1-2 years.— Pivot Cycles
We are looking for a Warranty Manager to come on board and help keep Orange Bikes at the forefront of the industry. This is a pivotal role and will see you involved in many aspects of Orange Bikes customer services requirements.
The candidate needs to have a great customer service and a good technical / mechanical understanding of all kinds of bikes.— Orange Bikes
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing sales support to our dealer network.
This is not a role for the faint hearted, Muc-Off moves at a rapid pace and you will need to have the ability to think on your feet, re-prioritise quickly and problem solve. Meticulous organisation will be crucial.— Muc-Off
The Engineer will have opportunities to touch all parts of the sport equipment creation process and have access to the latest technologies and innovations. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story as SCOTT Sports S.A. builds a new AM line for product development and manufacturing.— Scott
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You really would be surprised what there’s a market for out there
This may be the best one I’ve ever seen.
Cheers to you mate.
50k in slo you better be living with mom n dad or in your car.
But I can’t figure out who in the world would for the money they’re paying.
No way I could justify that.
Engineering involves alot more positions than 8 year degree guys who model new components. There are many jobs within an eng. dept...for example revision control, drawing creation, R&D support...just to name a few. In my career I have quickly advanced into a title that I think proceeds my education - this is because my on the job exp. makes me more servicable than most fresh out of college eng. degrees. This is why the industry has started bringing in varying education levels to aid eng. and production departments. A piece of paper is just that man - especially in this field. Big deal if you can do alot of math. We need people who understand workflows, inventory systems, CAD systems....these are not things you get your hands on in those types of degrees.
- Minimum of 2 years' experience in the bike industry as a mechanic
- Highly organized and an extreme attention to detail
- Knowledge in modern day mountain bikes technologies
- Knowledge in E-bike diagnoses and repairs preferred
- Customer driven and a team player
- Ski / Snowboard assembly and tuning experience is a plus
- Ability to stand on your feet all day and move packages up to 60lbs
- Willingness to work on Saturdays and help on events taking place in CO and out of state
Denver's min wage is $17.29 - $35963 a year full time. Basically they want experienced mechanics to work for the same wage anyone could get at McDonalds. Insanity.
Nothing in that list is outrageous, its pretty basic, entry level stuff.
Our lead mechanic had 30 years experience, next guy had 20 years.
Most of us had 5 years in with tonnes of specialty experience/training (suspension, wheel building, etc)
If bike companies want to pay these kinds of wages, they need to relocate to places where 40k/year is a livable income.
several studio-1 bed places in Golden from $1200-1500/mo
base salary of $38-43000-$1500ish/mo
so after rent you've got $2000 left over for the month?
Im not entirely sure what more youd be looking for from what I would basically consider to be an entry level job, with potential opportunities. These arent necessarily job postings for a person with a family, but jeez, for a single person looking to be in a cool place, with a job that likely has great opportunities. this looks like a great time
I suppose I'm just fed up of the idea that someone who works full time, at a (decently) skilled position has to have several roommates and be single, hopefully no debt, own a car already, and be relatively frugal to afford to live. That's a wider topic of discussion however, feel free to ignore my idealistic views.
I mean, worst case though, 38k, and spending 47% of your monthly income on rent alone (at $1500) is not a healthy financial situation.
When I moved out I lived in a house with 3 roomates, there were great times, there were strange times, there were shitty times.
Did you all grow up with silver spoons, living in your parents house till they paid for uni, and a down payment on a house.
I'm constantly blown away by this preposterous ideas of this comment section.
Theres nothiong "working yourself to death" about a 40hr work week for $40k/yr. Especially when youve got access to what is likely your largest passion for much less than most. I recognize that prodeals on bikes dont pay bills, but a salary, and prodeals allows you to pay bils, and ride bikes. Working at McDonalds for the same money doesnt.
This position prolly opens a tonne of doors to work with race teams, and gain some extra experience and life enrichment.
I would have jumped at this opportunity as a 20yr old, and prolly had a great time.
Im still unsure what exactly is wrong with either the job, or the salary being offered
Also keep in mind at 20 a 40hr week is committing to not going to school full time or pursuing a trade, so you are basically all-in and hoping you can move up in that company. Hanging out with the bros all day is fun, but hanging out with the bros doesn't pay a mortgage.
You can pivot and change anything you want, I later went on to gat a trade, worked my way up doing that, now own and run a company of my own, while contracting out my services to others. As well as mtb coaching for 3 local groups, and my own stuff.
The world is your oyster, just cause you start down one path, doesnt mean you cant jump over to another.
A 40 hr work week doesnt mean giving anything up, I worked loads when I was younger, bartending after working in/running the bike shop. You dont hope for opportunities, you work to create them, a small change in mindset, and a goal will help to change that. Sometimes it doesnt always work out, oh well, learn from it, move on, make better decisions from youre new found knowledge
I'm not saying its for everyone, but you cant tell me it cant be done.
You couldnt get me to do data entry for $40k/yr, when I was 20, But i'll work in the bike shop for that money, cause I enjoy that work. I think its about finding the right person for the job, not always about how much they get paid.
A shitty job sometimes means paying more, whether its entry level or not. Most guys would pick running a Bobcat, over running a shovel for the same money, me, I cant stand running machinery, so I'd happily run the spoon. Different courses they say
Garbage pay just get you garbage effort and service.
Then you aren't seeking an engineer you are possibly seeking a product designer or a draftsperson but most likely just an underpaid CAD user.
And yes, I have and use a torque wrench.
So that says nothing about needing a degree. We managed for thousands of years on apprenticeships for training and experience and quality of work as proof of competency.
To offer a counter example to the (misplaced) value of insisting on a degree: an Engineer designed the first Reverb remote.
That ends my analysis of the apparently mandatory requirement for a formal (academic degree).
And i9 hubs do offer a high poe and decent build quality, but they do drag lot than a clutch or star ratchet driver system.
So yes, when you drop the heels and open the brakes you’ll go faster on other hubs.
I know it was meant as sarcasm, but those are some good life skills right there
@marin; sales has moved on from the 80s and so have the best sales people.
What are some of the negative factors people have with marin.
Why would you say Hard Pass to marin even if they have a deal like that going on?
Genuinely curious. I upvoted your comment
I'll pony up for that right now
Buy one of these 3 select bikes, get another free. But really, this is just a loss leader sales idea to move old stock bikes.
But if youre in the market for a decent runaround bike family bike, this is a smokin' deal
Everyone of us, wants to be part of something, sometimes that something includes excluding others.
In reality, Marin makes great bikes, great spec, great colours, great riding, decently built, good riding bikes. I have a couple of real fast friends on them, and honestly, they rip on them. I get to wrench on them, and havent found anything more or less better than most bikes out there. The alignment on both bikes is spot on, they dont eat rear shocks, frames havent cracked.
Be content in the fact that you likely paid hundreds, if not thousands less than most, to have just as much fun. Go rip some dirt a new one on your bike!
I was just caught off guard by the "hard pass" comment. Like what am I missing here?
"Smart, humble, and hardworking" is like the employers' version of "Light, durable, and cheap": pick two.
If bike companies want to pay these kinds of wages, they need to relocate to places where 40k/year is a livable income.
They should be coming to you. No need to audition.
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Putting 2 drops of dish soap in a spray bottle full of water has made some people a comfortable living though.
I don’t work there. Just passing it along.
Sounds super healthy.
I can technically demo anything…technically…
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