Careers

 

Bicycles that fly, people who soar

 


Bike Friday is a Lean manufacturer of innovative travel, cargo, and electric bicycles. Since 1992, our custom bikes are hand built with pride from raw tubing to finished bike all in our factory in Eugene, Oregon.

We are an ambitious group of people working to do our part to make the world a better place to live.  Look over our website, talk to a Bike Friday owner, look into how awesome Eugene is, and if you want to be a part of Bike Friday, fill out our application.


Hear from our Team
“Being here is the exact impactful, fun, rewarding, inspiring hard work that I want to be doing. At Bike Friday, I work with a talented, eccentric team to produce more life-changing bicycles than I could as a lone framebuilder. I feel empowered in the business, and I get to live the car-free dream in beautiful Eugene Oregon! It feels like a Right Livelihood to me and I hope we can bring more good people into the fold!” –Willie Hatfield

Benefits:

 

  • An interesting place to work that encourages cross training and learning new things
  • Access to our extensive service, manufacturing, and fabrication shops for personal projects
  • Employee Purchase Perks – industry insider pricing, plus you get to build your own Bike Friday on the companies dime!
  • Indoor bike parking and showers
  • Lunch Rides in the Oregon countryside
  • Dog-friendly facility
  • Opportunities to learn frame building, entrepreneurship, etc
  • Flexible schedules and Remote Work options available for some positions
  • PTO including vacation, holidays, wellness, even your birthday!
  • Clear, fair, merit-based compensation
  • Active commuter incentives – get paid to ride to work
  • 401(k) Qualified Retirement Plan eligibility
  • Fire-Med Insurance included

 


Current Openings:

 

Mechanical Engineering and Product Development Manager

Mechanical Engineering and Product Development Manager

This position is for someone with strong Mechanical Engineering aptitudes, a jack-of-all-trades mentality and a strong personal interest in cycling. The right person is driven to use ‘first principles’ to design and make things themselves by hand, having developed a lot of skills over time in this way. We know this is an unusual person. Bike Friday is unusual.

Position is part time to full time depending on the skills, experience and interest of person hired

Location: Eugene, Oregon

About Us:
Bike Friday is a dynamic and innovative custom bicycle manufacturer, dedicated to delivering personalized cycling solutions to our customers. As we navigate a period of growth and transition, we are seeking a versatile leader to join our leadership team directing Engineering and Product development. This role will be instrumental in driving technical innovation and operational excellence across our organization.

Job Description:
We are looking for a hands-on leader with a deep understanding of both engineering principles, product development and production processes to join our tight-knit team. Reporting directly to the President, you will oversee all aspects of product development, engineering and support manufacturing team. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on both the technical and operational aspects of our business.

Responsibilities:
– Lead the design and development of innovative bicycle models and components, collaborating closely with the production team to ensure manufacturability and efficiency

– Support production team in delivering customer bikes by participating part time in the build process
– Support the frame-building process, working closely with craftsmen and technicians to maintain quality standards and optimize production workflows and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
– Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for product innovation and market expansion, leveraging your technical expertise and industry knowledge

– Help maintain the machinery the factory relies on

– Build and improve tools
– Play a key role in strategic planning and decision-making processes, contributing valuable insights and recommendations to support business growth and sustainability

Requirements:

– Passion for cycling and a deep commitment to delivering high-quality, custom-built bicycles that exceed customer expectations
– Extensive experience in engineering, product development, and manufacturing within the cycling industry, with a strong understanding of framebuilding techniques and materials. Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, industrial design is a plus but not required.

– Strong bike mechanic skills and component compatibility understanding
– Familiarity with production processes and equipment
– Strong leadership and communication skills working with cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment

Benefits:
– Opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of a respected brand in the cycling industry world wide
– Collaborative and supportive work environment with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement. Production, customer service, marketing and sales are all in the same building working together
– Employee discounts on Bike Friday products and services
– Flexible work schedule

– Seven paid holidays, wellness and paid vacation days

– Pay based on experience and skill level

How to Apply:
If this might be you and you have a passion for both technical innovation and operational excellence in the cycling industry, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you’re the ideal candidate for the Leadership Team Member / Engineering and Product Development person at Bike Friday. Email us at info@bikefriday.com attention: Hanna

 

 

Full Cycle Bookkeeper - Accountant

Do you like puzzles? Do you recognize patterns in numbers? Do you understand inventory processes in a manufacturing environment? Can you think outside the box? Pro-actively see/predict what’s coming, analyze, and problem solve for solutions?

This is a manufacturing environment, accounting has it’s own office, dress code is casual, closed toe shoes required for safety.

Required Skills:

  • Maintain and analyze financial information, prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly financial reports for senior management.
  • Maintain and implement, as needed, financial controls to ensure accurate financial reports.
  • Prepare biweekly payroll and maintain/develop reports to monitor hours and cost.
  • Proficient skill in Quickbooks Desktop, Google Docs and Excel

Responsibilities

Accounting

  • Maintain accounting control procedures for accurate reporting.
  • Reconcile cash accounts and credit card transactions daily.
  • Prepare daily/weekly cash flow reports for management.
  • Reconcile daily invoices and daily payment receipts to Quickbooks,
  • Verify, reconcile packing slips with vendor invoices for payment issuance.
  • Prepare, reconcile and record month end inventory adjustment.
  • Post monthly memorized transactions for prepaids, depreciation etc.
  • Record monthly interest on loans.
  • Review balance sheet accounts and reconcile to schedules monthly.
  • Prepare month end profit and loss statements and balance sheet.
  • Prepare monthly income statement for comparisons to prior months.
  • Analyze revenues and expenses data to forecast future financial reports.
  • Calculate and prepare 1099’s for vendors and loan interest payments.
  • Review annual Liability Insurance policy to ensure adequate coverage and reasonable rates.
  • Review annual Workers Compensation insurance policy to ensure adequate coverage and reasonable rates.
  • Process Lane County Personal Property Tax Report.
  • Prepare additions and deletions of fixed assets for year.
  • Prepare year-end accrual adjustments.
  • Prepare year end reconciled Trial Balance for CPA Tax Return Preparation
  • Prepare all year end reports as required by outside agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned by senior management, such as backup for shipper during vacations, backup for inventory receiving/auditing.

 

Human Resources and Payroll

Ensure that federal and state employment regulations and laws are enforced.view database time sheets for accuracy. Input hours, bonuses and commissions into iSolved. Input payroll advances and adjustments to checks into iSolved.

  • Update any changes to employee deductions.
  • Produce employee purchases report from Database for biweekly period and report deductions to iSolved for payroll deduction.
  • Prepare payroll “review” worksheets and compare to data from iSolved.
  • Reconcile and track employee’s vacation and wellness schedules.
  • Record employee payroll deduction for purchases in the Database.
  • Prepare employee purchases journal entry and enter into Quickbooks.
  • Prepare monthly Worker’s Compensation Report and pay.
  • Review 401K payroll report and process payment to John Hancock.
  • Prepare manual or adjustments checks for employees.
  • Maintain employee personnel folders.
  • Maintain employee review, anniversary calendar and notify managers of upcoming review dates, etc.
  • Provide employee benefit information to new hires when they become eligible.
  • Prepare paperwork and monitor employee worker’s compensation claims.
  • Review and record employee garnishments and support orders.
  • Assist employees with any questions relating to benefits, taxes, etc.
  • Prepare annual census for the 401K pension plan.
  • Deal with issues on ex-employees, such as employment verification, unemployment, etc.

 

Job: Position is 30-40 flexible hours per week Full-time, Part-time depending on persons skill and willingness to do non-accounting tasks

Pay: $23.00 – $26.00 per hour

If you have experience with the necessary skills, and feel you would enjoy being a valued addition to our growing team, please forward a cover letter telling us at why you think Bike Friday would be a good fit for you and your Resume of experience that is relative to our position. Send interest to info@bikefriday.com attention: Accounting

Office Manager and Sales/Service Support

We are looking for that special someone who helps our team run smoothly. Bike Friday is a custom folding bike manufacturer who ships bikes all over the world. We are a Family Business that cares about our customers and employees. We need a high energy person who is focused on our customers and insures they are taken care of. You will be an Executive Assistant to the President while covering the responsibilities of the Office Manager that supports sales and marketing. You are exceptionally organized and maintain a good calendar. You can flow with the varied needs of the day by maintaining several tasks as well as other projects that come up. Might you be this special someone? We need you on our team. 25-40 hours a week (Mon – Fri) flexible for the right person. Please send a cover letter with a qualifications brief or resume to us at info@bikefriday.com.

Qualities:

  • Warm and friendly, up-beat, voice of the company – Can answer multi-line phone and communicate professionally through email.
  • Exceptionally organized and detail oriented person who can also organize others. Likes working with people and is also a focused goal oriented person
  • Runs a good calendar
  • Proactive go getter focused on getting the job done and taking care of customers
  • Reliable and can maintain deadlines
  • Can track multiple activities at once comfortably
  • Comfortable on the computer and basic desktop publishing (knowledge of InDesign a plus)
  • Likes to work on a team and help others be successful.
  • Strong communication skills spoken and written
  • Very focused on customer service, you help fill in the gaps between the team members.
  • Meaningful personal experience riding bicycles, also being familiar with cycling culture
  • Likes bikes and can change your own flat tire – not intimidated with basic tools

Tasks you would do:

  • Answering customer emails and filtering main company email to correct department
  • Maintain company calendar’s
  • Marketing and Sales support (finding information, simple edits to documents, expediting orders, talking to dealers and customers if Sales Rep is not available…).
  • Purchasing office and some shop supplies
  • Calling customers for information at times
  • At times be main point person for some projects that involve several people
  • Keep main office, showroom and lunchroom clean and stocked
  • Answer incoming calls for the whole company. Answer the showroom door.