Workshop Technician - Full Time

 
30 January 2019

Workshop Technician - Full Time

SALARY - £22,500 - £25,000 Dependant on experience. 

We’re looking for an experienced professional bicycle mechanic to join the team at BRINK. Primarily working with high end mountain bikes, you will need an in-depth knowledge of mechanical principles and be able to work with accuracy and authority. We promise a lot with our level of service. 

If you’re confident you are up to the task, read on.

  

Candidate requirements
  •  Previous experience in a similar role
  •  Cytech 2/3, bEng or similar qualification
  •  Other cycle industry experience advantageous
  •  A working knowledge of MTB technologies is essential
  •  A sound knowledge of MTB sport and racing
  •  Desire to engage with, relate to and understand clients

 

Main role and responsibilities
  •  Service and repair of a wide range of mountain bike brands
  •  Assembly and set-up of stock bikes and custom builds
  •  Maintenance of demo bike fleet
  •  Be clean, methodical, efficient and professional
  •  Attend occasional events in house and off site
  •  Provide clients with sound technical information and suggestions by phone, email and in person
  •  Rota based weekend work
  •  Must be “car park jib” proficient!

 

What you get in return
  •  Work with the best brands and products in the world.
  •  A look behind a wall of NDA’s and embargos.
  •  Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills across all types of suspension servicing and tuning through our sister company Plush Suspension.
  •  Staff discount
  •  Thai food!
  •  Financial compensation

 

We all ride bikes and think you should too, so as well as inexhaustible opportunities for carpark jib progression we’re also reasonably flexible with regards to working style and patterns

This is more than just a back room spannering job. Our workshop is customer facing and very busy. You’ll need to be able to engage customers and be confident enough to work on someones pride and joy with them potentially looking over your shoulder. You will form part of a great team with big plans for the future.

The current BRINK workshop.

A little more about us.

BRINK was founded by Ste and Andy. They opened the doors for the first time in October 2015 with a vision to be the best mountain bike store in the UK. BRINK went straight in at the high end and never looked back. 

Around 18 months in we partnered with Mat and his company Plush Suspension. Plush is a fully equipped MTB suspension service centre capable of dealing with pretty much every brand in the market. They are also responsible for all suspension service and warranty work for the entire Specialized UK dealer network. 

Now with an awesome team of 9, we're in the process of moving our operation into a new building at our current site. What is currently the shell of a rustic old barn will soon be transformed into something spectacular; pump track included! 

 

Still interested? Get in touch.

Send your CV to team@brink.uk

Or pick up the phone. 01462600111. Ask for Andy.


New Workshop. Work in progress.

Getting Here

BRINK is located a few miles south of Bedford on the A600, just on the edge of a small village called Haynes. We occupy two barns in a year that is accessed directly from the A600. Some Sat-navs will take take you to the wrong place depending which direction your traveling from. We share our post code with 3 other farms. If you find yourself in the middle of a field then you're probably in the wrong place.

 

By Car

By car we're approximately 30 minutes from Milton Keynes Centre, 15 minutes from Bedford centre. 30 minutes from Luton and 40 minutes from Cambridge. 

By Train

The closest train stations are Arlesey Station (20 min cycle) and Bedford Station (30 min cycle)

Helicopters

We have a lovely field that's perfect for landing your chopper right next to the shop.

Local Riding

Chicksands Bike Park.

Chicksands is just a short pedal away from the barn. There's plenty there for a pre/post work blast around and some excellent loam to be found if you know where to look. It's also home to the legendary Bubee, who's Thai food is second to non. 

 

Woburn.

Woburn is approximately 20 minus away by car. The bike park here is constantly evolving. Home to the legendary 'Burn Line' and some of the most exquisite dirt jump trails in the country. There's lots of miles to be had outside of the bike park with plenty of cross country trails and many a secret loam track to be found.