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Bicycle Repairers

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Repair and service bicycles.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Repair holes in tire tubes, using scrapers and patches.
    • Weld broken or cracked frames together, using oxyacetylene torches and welding rods.
    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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    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.

    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.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $26,430/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $12.71/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 390
    • Yearly Projected Openings 60
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Tools
    • Wire or cable cutter
    • Specialty wrenches
    • Screwdrivers
    • Hex keys
    • Engine or vehicle stands
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    Tags
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.