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We're hiring! Become a Part-Time Field Technician!

by Kevin Bell | Apr 18, 2016

Field Tech


Boulder B-cycle is seeking a part-time field technician to participate in the daily operation of Boulder’s nonprofit bike-sharing system. The position’s primary responsibilities are moving B-cycles between stations throughout Boulder, inspecting B-cycles in the field to determine if shop maintenance is needed, and performing light station support.  The job is year-round (not seasonal or temporary) and part-time, 15-20 hours per week. Basic bike mechanic skills are desirable, but not required, and opportunities for growth into advanced bike and station maintenance exist. Applicants for this position should have a valid driver’s license and good driving record, feel confident driving a manual transmission vehicle on Boulder streets, and be able to work alone and with a team to prioritize and accomplish a set of tasks.


  • Bike balancing
    • Relocate B-cycles between stations using a customized truck and electric-assist bicycle and trailer
    • Monitor station performance using Boulder B-cycle’s computers and mobile devices
  • Bike inspections
    • Use an inspection checklist to identify bikes that need shop maintenance
    • Perform minor bike maintenance (tire inflation, decal placement) in the field
  • Station support
    • Restart station computers when needed
    • Place charged batteries into service, when needed
    • Test station components for proper function (bike docks, credit card readers, screens, etc.)
  • Other
    • Perform informal customer service while maintaining stations and bikes
    • Clean stations and perform touch-up painting


In order to execute the position’s responsibilities, applicants should:           

  • Be able to analyze system needs based on real-time reporting, anticipate short-term needs of the system, and distribute bikes accordingly
  • Have a working knowledge of Boulder’s layout, streets, and geography and the skill to safely drive and park a manual transmission pickup truck in traffic
  • Be willing to work outdoors in inclement (rain, wind, snow) weather
  • Be able to work while standing for extended periods
  • Be able to repeatedly lift bicycles weighing 50 pounds to a height of no less than 36”
  • Ideally feel comfortable riding an electric-assist bicycle towing a trailer weighing 150-300 pounds


This position is 15-20 hours per week, possibly including early weekday mornings and/or weekends. Starting pay is $13/hour plus a generous paid time off policy and an EcoPass. To apply, please email your interest and qualifications to

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