What does a Bicycle Mechanic (297C) do?

Bicycle Mechanics build, maintain, and repair bicycles to ensure proper functioning and safety.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Safely use hand/power tools and equipment to build and assemble bicycles and perform operational tests
  • Identify problems and provide estimates for repairs
  • Perform thorough maintenance on used bicycles
  • Fit bicycle size to individual riders
  • Comply with occupational health and safety procedures including the wearing of personal protective equipment and knowledge of WHMIS guidelines

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma with math, science, and English credits; transportation technology course recommended
  • Completion of a 2,000-2,500 hour apprenticeship, plus 300-350 hours of in-school training

What's Your Future as a Bicycle Mechanic (297C)?

  • Seasonal work, indoors in shops; skills in repairing all-terrain vehicles or snowmobiles recommended to remain employed year-round
  • May be required to lift loads of up to 15 kg.
  • Employers include bicycle shops, sporting goods shops, and large department stores

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified mechanics average $15.00-$20.00 per hour.


Bicycle Mechanic (297C)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you enjoy working with your hands and mind? Are you mechanically inclined?
Do you enjoy learning new technology on a regular basis?
Are you able to make accurate measurements?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?
Are you detail-oriented? Do you have the ability to work closely with others? How are your customer service skills?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Bicycle Mechanic (297C) may be for you!

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  • Small Engine Repairer
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  • Marine Engine Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician

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