Bicycle Repairers


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Bicycle Repairers

Bicycle Repairers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, bicycle repairers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of social contact. They communicate with customers in person and on the phone on a daily basis.
  • Often work as part of a team of other repairers, mechanics, and salespeople.
  • Write emails daily.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the safety of bicycle owners.
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  • Are somewhat responsible for the work done by other repairers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Usually work indoors, but may occasionally work outdoors when testing a bike.
  • Are sometimes exposed to contaminants, such as lubricant.
  • May on occasion be exposed to sounds and noise levels that might be uncomfortable.
  • Are exposed on a weekly basis to hazardous situations and equipment that might produce minor cuts or burns. They often wear protective attire as a precaution.
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  • Work near others, usually several feet apart.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that all details of the job are done and their work is exact. Errors could cause injuries to bicycle riders.
  • Regularly make decisions that affect the company's reputation and bicycle owners. They rarely consult a supervisor before deciding how to repair a bicycle.
  • Set nearly all of their daily tasks and goals without talking to a superior first.
  • Operate by strict weekly deadlines.
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  • May repeat the same physical activities.

Hours/Travel

  • May work days, evenings, or weekends.
  • Most work 40 hours per week.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.