Shop Mechanic

Second Chance Bikes (SCB) is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented professional with strong knowledge of bicycle repair. We especially welcome applicants of color and those with a passion for advancing bicycling to improve lives and create livable, equitable, sustainable communities.

Please review the job description below for more details about the position responsibilities and qualifications. The pay for this at-will position part-time 20 hour a week position is $15 per hour. Successful candidates will work from our site in North Charleston, South Carolina.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter and resume to Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Mechanic”.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. Position is open until filled.

We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates interested in joining our dynamic, visionary, and growing non-profit. Visit for more information about our organization.

Second Chance Bicycle Shop Mechanic

Second Chance Bikes provides safe, affordable, and reliable transportation for people experiencing hardship. SCB seeks a motivated experienced bicycle mechanic to repair bicycles for sale and donation and oversee volunteer mechanics on occasion. Position is currently 20 hours per week but may expand in the future to full time for the right person.

Essential Functions:

  • Repair all manner of used bicycles
  • Manage strip and salvage program for unrepairable bicycles
  • Maintain a clean and neat shop area
  • Manage inventory of repair parts and supplies
  • Mentor volunteer mechanics and serve as a resource during volunteer shop nights on occasion
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 3-years experience as a mechanic in a commercial or nonprofit bicycle shop
  • Deep understanding of bicycle repair and the ability to improvise safely
  • Appreciation for vintage bicycles and parts
  • Flexibility to find a way to make things work in the face of adversity
  • Commitment to quality work and safe practices
  • Dedication to equity and inclusion
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently
  • Team player who can embrace a collaborative work environment

The Second Chance Bicycle Thrift Shop is currently closed to browsing customers and volunteers due to COVID-19. Plans are underway to reopen in the near term for limited volunteering. Once this happens, the Shop Mechanic will be expected to work 4-8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays during volunteering. Otherwise, hours may be worked any time of day or night at the Shop Mechanic’s convenience.

Shop Mechanic will work under the direction of the Program Manager. Compensation is $15/hour. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.

Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter and resume to Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Shop Manager.” We are not accepting telephone inquiries.

Second Chance Bikes is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, our work environment, and the change we want to see in our society.  We value a diverse staff with a wide range of life experiences because we recognize that we are stronger when our organization and work benefit from the innovative contributions, creative solutions, practical know-how, and community insights brought by people of different backgrounds.  Diversity of experience, ideas, and viewpoints is a priority, and candidates with varied education levels, skills, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of different religions, nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Second Chance Bikes is at-will and either party can terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

Second Chance Bikes is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy), mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.