Bicycle Repairers

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About the Job

Repair and service bicycles.

It is also Called

  • Bicycle Fitter
  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • Bicycle Repairer
  • Bicycle Repairman
  • Bicycle Repair Technician
  • Bicycle Service Technician
  • Bicycle Technician
  • Bike Assembler
  • Bike Mechanic
  • Bike Shop Manager
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What They Do

  • Install and adjust brakes and brake pads.
  • Help customers select bicycles that fit their body sizes and intended bicycle uses.
  • Align wheels.
  • Assemble new bicycles.
  • Sell bicycles and accessories.
  • Install, repair, and replace equipment or accessories, such as handlebars, stands, lights, and seats.
  • Install new tires and tubes.
  • Install and adjust speed and gear mechanisms.
  • Clean and lubricate bicycle parts.
  • Order bicycle parts.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RCI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional and Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Achievement and Support in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $27,060 with most people making between $18,770 and $35,400

Outlook

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avg. annual growth

During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 290 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 290 employed in 2022.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 10 replacement openings for approximately 10 total annual openings.

Work Keys

This occupation requires a Silver certificate

Skill Level
Applied Mathematics4
Observation4
Locating Information4
Reading for Information4