Bicycle Mechanic – Charlie’s FreeWheels – Toronto

Job description
The Bicycle Mechanic will assist with the mechanical aspects of Charlie’s programs during the 2023 season, including but not limited to: bike building, off-site mobile repair, receiving and sorting donations, and drop-in/off repair assistance for youth between the ages of 12 and 25. They will also help maintain the safety, organization, and cleanliness of the shop space and tools. The ideal candidate should have some experience in bike mechanics or the use of different hand tools. Training will be provided.

Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with all aspects of Charlie’s FreeWheels mechanical operation
Assist with receiving, picking up, and processing donations
Maintain the safety, organization, and cleanliness of the shop and tools
Sort and organize used bike parts and accessory inventory
Interact with community members and promote CFW’s work
Ensure the work environment is a safe space at all times
Participate in weekly all-staff check-in meeting
Perform other related tasks as needed and deemed safe
Working conditions and physical requirements
The Bicycle Mechanic will be required to move bicycles and heavy boxes containing tools and parts. Assistance and accommodation can be provided to the best of our abilities. They may be required to ride a cargo bike to transport supplies to mobile repair locations. Training on using the cargo bike will be provided.

Enthusiasm for learning more about bike mechanics and the operations of a nonprofit community bike shop;
A patient, constructive and supportive attitude when working with others;
Completion of the Charlie’s FreeWheels Build-A-Bike program is an asset;
Experience in bike mechanics/use of hand tools is an asset (training will be provided);
Experience in community and youth work is an asset;
Ability to communicate in languages other than English is an asset:
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment period;
Charlie’s FreeWheels is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages and prioritizes applications from people identifying as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+ and present or previous residents of Regent Park, Moss Park and St. James Town.
Work Schedule
The Bicycle Mechanic will be expected to work on evenings and weekends, subject to Charlie’s FreeWheels’ programming schedule. As per Canada Summer Jobs requirement, the candidate must commit to 30 hours of work per week during the employment period.

To apply,
please email a one-page cover letter and your resume to before 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2023.