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Bicycle Repairers
SOC Code: 49-3091.00

Repair and service bicycles.

Sample of reported job titles: Bicycle Fitter, Bicycle Mechanic, Bicycle Repair Technician, Bicycle Repairman, Bicycle Service Technician, Bicycle Technician, Bike Mechanic, Bike Shop Manager, Head Mechanic, Master Technician

Tasks

  • 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.
  • Disassemble axles to repair, adjust, and replace defective parts, using hand tools.
  • Build wheels by cutting and threading new spokes.
  • Shape replacement parts, using bench grinders.

Technology Skills

  • Data base user interface and query software - Pedal Powered Software Bicycle Repair Man; Repair Traq; RepairTRAX
  • Electronic mail software - Microsoft Outlook
  • Internet browser software - Web browser software
  • Inventory management software
  • Point of sale POS software - LightSpeed Cloud
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software - Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Adjustable wrenches - Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Air pumps - Floor pumps; Minipumps
  • Allen wrench - Three-way hex wrenches
  • Box end wrenches - Box end spanners
  • Brake repair kits - Cable stretchers
  • Cleaning brushes - Chain cleaner brushes; Component cleaning brushes
  • Desktop computers
  • Electronic funds transfer point of sale equipment - Point of sale terminals
  • End cut pliers - Side cutter pliers
  • Engine or vehicle stands - Bench mount stands Wall mount stands; Handlebar holders; Wall mount stands; Wheel truing stands (see all 6 examples)
  • Hammers - Multipurpose hammers
  • Hand clamps - Linkage clamps
  • Hex keys - Folding hex wrench sets; Hex tools; P-handled hex wrenches
  • Needlenose pliers - Needle nose pliers
  • Nut drivers - Crown race setters; Threadless nut setters
  • Open end wrenches - Open end wrench sets
  • Personal computers
  • Pullers - Crank pullers; Screw type chain tools
  • Ring wrench or spanner - Chainring nut wrenches
  • Screwdrivers - Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight blade screwdrivers
  • Shears - Compact scissors
  • Specialty wrenches - Cassette lock ring tools; Offset brake wrenches; Precision spoke wrenches; Sprocket removers (see all 7 examples)
  • Taps - Frame taps
  • Tension testers - Chain checkers
  • Tire repair kit - Tire levers
  • Wheel alignment equipment - Derailleur hanger alignment gauges
  • Wire gauge - Spoke gauges
  • Wire or cable cutter - Bike cable cutters; Cable cutters

Knowledge

  • 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.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • 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.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills

  • 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.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities

  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Interests

  • Interest code: RCI
    • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
    • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
    • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Work Context

  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 99% responded “Every day.”
  • Telephone - 100% responded “Every day.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 98% responded “Every day.”
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls - 95% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Deal With External Customers - 85% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 82% responded “Very important results.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions
  • Spend Time Standing - 67% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Time Pressure - 55% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 47% responded “Very important.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work
  • Contact With Others - 53% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets - 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Exposed to Contaminants
  • Electronic Mail - 18% responded “Never.”
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable
  • Consequence of Error - 32% responded “Extremely serious.”
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions - 46% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Physical Proximity
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment - 19% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team - 27% responded “Important.”
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations - 13% responded “Every day.”
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results - 18% responded “No responsibility.”
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings

Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Work Values

  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $13.65 hourly, $28,390 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 12,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Much faster than average (15% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 2,100

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