Come join the team at 2nd cycle! We are a young and fun org, with room to grow, and meaningful work to do! Serious work to be done, not so seriously.

Job Opportunities 

Organizational Overview: The mission of Second Cycle, a nonprofit organization based in Tacoma, WA, is to demystify and normalize bike riding as a part of daily life while realizing the bicycle as a tool of personal and community empowerment. We do this through our community tool space, through youth bike programs, and by providing an open, supportive, accessible, and inclusive environment. We work to diversify participation in the cycling community and are working toward a world where the joy of riding a bicycle is accessible to everybody. 

 

Second Cycle was started a little under 11 years ago in a basement garage by a few bike mechanics and bike messengers. We started small and have steadily grown. We have a gritty sensibility and a DIY ethos deeply ingrained in our organizational DNA. We started with just a community tool space in mind and have added a variety of vibrant youth programs. 

 

We are anchored in the Hilltop community and have been running the shop somewhere in Hilltop for the last 11 years. We have seen a lot of changes in this neighborhood, and we see the changes coming with the light rail and 1500 apartment units to be added in the next five years. That all being said, the organization has been and is on a growth trajectory, and there will be opportunities to grow with it for the right individual. 

 

Our Values:

  • Joy for Bikes – We share the love for bikes with everyone. We work and live on our bikes. We share a deep connection with people-powered bicycle transportation. 

  • Self-Reliance and Empowerment – We believe that empowering individuals to maintain their bicycles fosters healthy self-reliance and reinforces notions of inherent self-worth. We revere empowerment of all forms, with the knowledge that it builds stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities. 

  • Diversity | Equity | Inclusivity – We build diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities that seek representation from all voices and reach out to people from marginalized backgrounds. We operate from a place of compassion, kindness, and understanding. We come to this through deep listening. 

 

Donations, Reuse, and Recycling Coordinator

Role Overview: The Donations, Reuse, and Recycling Coordinator (DRRC) will report to the Bike Shop Manager. The DRRC is responsible for the recycling and re-use efforts of Second Cycle. This is a mission-critical role for the organization. Used bikes and parts not only provide a resource for our programs and revenue, they also provide the public with affordable bikes and parts. The DRRC will lead donation procurement efforts, manage bike donation intake and processing systems, and, as needed, supervise shop assistants, volunteers, and other staff members to meet the organization’s goals. 

 

Essential Job Functions   

  • Organize donation procurement efforts 

  • Maintain donation processing systems 

  • Develop and uphold donation standards 

  • Support Second Cycle’s programs with usable bike donations 

  • Build used bikes for sale 

  • Organize bikes for recycling and parting out 

  • Refine systems to organize donations 

  • Support the team in making used bike sales goals

 

Qualifications / Qualities / Requirements 

  • Thorough knowledge of bike mechanics – vintage and modern 

  • Preferably an experienced bike rider – from bike touring, riding across town, racing, everything counts – this is a plus but not a must  

  • An understanding of social justice and awareness of privilege 

  • Ability to self organize and complete tasks consistently and accurately 

  • Clear communicator and engaged active listener 

  • A growth mindset – a desire to continuously improve 

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs throughout the shift 

  • Ability to stand for eight hours a day 

  • Ability to walk three to five miles a day (moving bikes, donations, and repairs) – this is a physical job that requires a lot of movement throughout the day  

 

compensation:

  • $15-$18/hour, depending on experience  

 

Second Cycle is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse and talented staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Second Cycle does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Job open until filled 

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to noah@2ndcycle.org

Full-Service Mechanic 

Role Overview: The Full-Service Mechanic (FSM) is primarily responsible for completing all the bike repairs that are brought into the shop but will also need to be able to work with the public in our community tool space and assist customers with purchasing bikes, parts, and accessories. The FSM will need to be able to do repairs in a timely, efficient manner and with a high degree of quality. At our shop, we service anything from modern full-suspension mountain bikes to vintage 10 speeds. Our Full-Service Mechanic needs to be comfortable working on old center-pull brakes or new Shimano Di2 systems. The Full-Service Mechanic reports to the Bike Shop Manager. 

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Performing scheduled full-service bike repairs (tune-ups, part installation, wheel replacements, component adjustments, wheel trueing, spoke replacement, etc.) 

  • Performing on-the-spot repairs for customers – (flat fixes, minor brake and gear adjustments, etc.) 

  • Bike assembly 

  • Refurbishing bike donations for sale 

  • Helping customers 

  • Teaching mechanical skills and repairs to the general public and other staff people 

  • Other duties as requested by management 

 

Experience:  

  • Multiple years in the bike industry and/or certification from UBI or Barnett highly preferred 

  • Knowledge of modern and vintage components

  • Customer sales experience 

  • Preferably an experienced bike rider – from bike touring, riding across town, racing, everything counts – this is a plus but not a must  

  • We are willing to train the right candidate with the right motivations

 

Qualities:

  • Understanding of social justice and awareness of privilege 

  • Ability to self organize and complete tasks consistently and accurately 

  • Clear communicator and engaged active listener 

  • A growth mindset – a desire to continuously improve (an absolute must) 

  • Friendly team player 

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs throughout the shift 

  • Ability to stand for eight hours a day 

  • Ability to walk three to five miles a day (moving bikes, donations, and repairs) – this is a physical job that requires a lot of movement throughout the day   

 

Compensation:

  • $15-$18/hour, depending on experience  

 

Second Cycle is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse and talented staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Second Cycle does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Job open until filled


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to noah@2ndcycle.org

HOURS
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
12pm TO 6PM
SATURDAY 10AM TO 7PM
CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

2nd Cycle relies on the financial support of our community. Your in-shop purchases
support our mission to educate and empower our community's cyclists. Your financial donations support our youth programs and so much more.

 

Every contribution helps and is greatly appreciated!

LOCATION
© Second Cycle, 2017
1205 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.327.1916
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