Bike Builders

Balfes Bikes
25 May, 2021
Fulham, Dulwich, Chiswick & Notting Hill, United Kingdom
Job Type


At Balfe’s it’s all about people. And bikes! It’s the passion, energy and enthusiasm of all of our colleagues throughout the business, which makes Balfe’s a great place to work.

You’ll be joining a growing company, stocking the world’s best cycling brands with a commitment to giving customers an amazing experience.

We are recruiting in Fulham, Dulwich, Chiswick & Notting Hill for Bike Builders.

Bike Builders are responsible for assembling and tuning new bikes to a high standard of

quality and with high productivity. Reporting to the Workshop Manager these are a list of some of the

responsibilities carried out on a daily, weekly basis:

· Dealing with boxes bikes on a daily basis, unpacking, storing and adequately dealing with cardboard waste and recycling.

· Keep presentation of workshop to Balfe’s high standards which includes merchandising and daily cleaning schedules.

· Being on had to senior mechanics to assist with small repairs for customers (including but not limited to puncture repairs, break and gear adjustments and accessory fitting.)

· Knowledge of POS systems, to be able to contact customers to arrange bike collections, via email SMS or phone.

· To keep up to date knowledgeable of all the brands that Balfe’s Bikes carries and offers, through training and development on products, both online and in class training.

· Confidently build all bikes that Balfe’s has to offer online and in store e.g., children’s bike, road bikes, mountain bikes, and e-bikes o professional standards, following all company processes.

· Work in a safe and efficient manner and adhere to all Company policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety.

· Our Bike Builders are required to follow company training plans which are provided in house and on behalf of our suppliers.

· Understand the technical aspects of the products they fit and fix in relation to how they are compatible with the objects they are designed to fit to.

· Other duties may be assigned.


· Ideally Cytech 1 qualification or be prepared to work towards this internally.

· Brand specific training.

· Experience as a bicycle builder or bicycle mechanic is preferred, but we will train.

· Excellent reliability. Proven experience showing up for workday after day, on time.

· Good communication skills. Demonstrate that you are able to follow instructions in English, verbally and in writing. Demonstrate that you are able to provide work progress status information when asked.

· Ability to work closely with other Builders from a variety of backgrounds.

· Ability to concentrate on work all day. This job requires on occasions from 8 and up to 9.5 solid hours of attention to productivity and quality.

· You must have the ability to stand and work at an assembly stand for up to 8 hours a day. You must have the ability to lift up to 25kg+ at head high.

· Enthusiasm for bicycles and riding is preferred.

Joining Balfe’s means you’ll be working with like-minded people and you will have opportunities to develop your skills and experience, and plenty of career progression if you want it.

· We are an accredited Living Wage Employer

· No zero hours contracts

· 28 days annual holiday

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Trade discount Apply with your cv to

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