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Wheel Assembly

Santa Cruz Bicycles is searching for a Wheels Assembly member to be a part of our wheel assembly line in Santa Cruz, California. You will join a technical and passionate team that has a commitment to excellence in quality wheel assembly. 

We are looking for someone who has some experience with bike maintenance, works well in fast-paced positions and is looking for a long-term career in the bike industry.  If you are a fast learner, like working with your hands and are always looking for ways to improve things, we would be stoked to talk about this role with you.

As an essential business and in support of hundreds of other essential businesses, our Santa Cruz factory is ramping production back up, and we are assembling bikes to keep up with the increased global demand. In efforts to create a safe workplace we are complying with all Covid19 workplace recommendations and guidelines to keep our employees safe including; daily temperature readings, hand washing/sanitizing, wearing protective masks, keeping 6 feet distance between people, optional factory-supplied and sanitized coverall uniforms to wear during work, and more. 

Starting wage is $18.00/hour


Overall Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  1. Complete wheel assembly tasks quickly and accurately at your station based on company standard procedures:
    • Load wheel hubs based on orders needed and organize completed hubs in specified bins to ready for lacing
    • Tape wheel rims to quality control standards, wrap wheels to ready for assembly
    • Perform quality control checks on built wheels using production standards
  2. Maintain a tidy and organized workstation and assist with machine cleaning and sweeping 
  3. Collaborate with your team on wheel assembly station coverage and cross-training
  4. Assist other departments as necessary

Competencies & Requirements:

  1. Experience working successfully in a fast-paced environment
  2. Ability to understand and follow directions as given
  3. Ability to work as part of a team
  4. Knowledge of basic math to do simple calculations for parts needed
  5. High attention to detail and accuracy
  6. Experience using a drill or other hand tools
  7. Punctual with a stellar attendance record
  8. Comfortable working in repetitive roles
  9. Ability to lift 50 pounds
  10. Ability to stand, lift, twist, and reach 100% of the time while working
  11. High School Diploma or equivalent required
  12. Prior experience with bike maintenance is preferred but not required

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend and explain documents in English. Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in English.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the overall duties and responsibilities of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the overall duties and responsibilities.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use of hands and fingers, handle, or feel, reach above head with hands and arms, lift, push, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl, pull, talk and hear. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Vision may be corrected within normal range. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Education and/or Experience:  High School diploma or equivalent and experience with bicycle maintenance is preferred.

Why work here: For 26 years Santa Cruz Bicycles has tried to do things a bit differently. Our ultimate goal is to consistently build the best bicycles in the world, and have fun doing it, but there is a lot more to it than that.

We can offer you great benefits that include 100% paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401K matching, monthly employee events and major discounts on bikes and bike gear. Those parts come with the industry. We can offer you a relaxed working environment, local singletrack, and the opportunity to work with a group of bike enthusiasts in a great place to live. Those parts come with the territory.

But what we really want is what you have to offer us. We want to attract job seekers that are looking for a brand that they can be an integral part of, and not just "a company to work for". It's the individual personalities, and the raw enthusiasm for the brand that makes this place special, and that comes directly from the employees of Santa Cruz Bicycles.


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