How to become a Bicycle Technician

Bicycle Technician

Bicycle technicians repair, service and assemble bicycles.

Personal requirements for a Bicycle Technician

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Normal eyesight and hearing
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills

Education & Training for a Bicycle Technician

You can work as a bicycle technician without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a bicycle technician through an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.


Duties & Tasks of a Bicycle Technician

Bicycle technicians:

  • Speak with customers
  • Assemble packaged bicycles ready for sale
  • Inspect, repair and service customers' bicycles
  • Fabricate components and equipment
  • Diagnose faults and road test bicycles before and after performing mechanical procedures
  • Perform various retail functions, including maintenance of stock control systems and shop presentation.

Tasks

  • Services and repairs bicycles brought in by customers..
  • May be involved in sales work and general shop duties such as answering the phone, serving customers and opening the shop..
  • Experienced bicycle mechanics may work for regional or national cycling teams on tour..
  • Advises customers about bicycle repair options, parts and accessories..
  • Assembles new bicycles that are delivered to the bicycle shop..
  • Checks bicycles before they go on sale..
  • May be responsible for updating and maintaining stock such as bicycle parts and accessories..

Employment Opportunities for a Bicycle Technician

Bicycle technicians may work in a variety of businesses, including retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, manufacturers, equipment hirers, race teams and tour companies. With the increasing popularity of cycling, and the increasing complexity and cost of bicycles, employers often seek trained and qualified employees. Employment may be on a full-time or part-time basis and may include seasonal work over summer.


Specializations

Bicycle Technician

Bicycle technicians repair, service and assemble bicycles.

  • Average age
    Average age
    31 years
  • Future Growth
    Future Growth
    Stable
  • Gender Share
    Gender Share
    3% female
  • Average full-time
    Average full-time
    42 hours
  • Weekly Pay
    Weekly Pay
    $1,224
  • Skill level rating
    Skill level rating
    Entry level
  • Unemployment
    Unemployment
    Higher Unemployment
  • Full-Time Share
    Full-Time Share
    58% Full-Time
  • Employment Size
    Employment Size
    1,100 workers
  • Employment Size
    Employment by state
    ACT: 3.8%
    NSW: 24.3%
    NT: 1.0%
    QLD: 22.4%
    SA: 6.9%
    TAS: 2.5%
    VIC: 28.7%
    WA: 10.5%
  • Employment Size
    Age brackets
    15-19: 11.2%
    20-24: 19.2%
    25-34: 27.6%
    35-44: 19.5%
    45-54: 14.3%
    55-59: 3.4%
    60-64: 2.6%
    65 and Over: 2.1%
  • Employment Size
    Education level
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma: 7.2%
    Bachelor degree: 10.1%
    Certificate III/IV: 31.2%
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 1.3%
    Year 10 and below: 13.9%
    Year 11: 7%
    Year 12: 29.3%
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