Mountain Bike Engineering Technician
Specialized Bicycle Components - Morgan Hill, CA

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REPORTS TO Engineering Manager for High Performance MTB


In this position you will be a key part of our High Performance MTB development team working with engineers, designers, product managers, test labs and factories. Good verbal and written communication skills are very important in our fast-paced working environment. You’ll be responsible for the creation and assembly of prototypes, giving feedback to the development team, and testing management of all w

  • el related products. A successful candidate will relish being challenged by new designs and concepts that make wheels more relevant and inspirational to our customers. HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Collaborate with designers, product managers, developers & marketing to help develop and produce meaningful and innovative products that inspire cyclists & lead the industry Brainstorm new product concepts and ideas & work to gain insight for the needs of this category Attend trade shows for inspiration and to stay current with trends Travel internationally to our factories in Asia
  • Work with our testing and demo teams to get feedback on current and future products

Product assembly and Development
  • Work with Engineering and Product management to develop technical samples and prototype MTB parts
  • Build sample frames from production and prototype parts
  • Communicate potential problems to engineers
  • Help check and document initial prototypes for accuracy
Product Testing
  • Work closely with the Test Lab to help ensure that safety and quality control standards have been adhered to
  • Create test plans, procedures and protocols and ensure all products are held to these standards
  • Perform laboratory tests on prototype and production products
  • Work with the test lab to track test results and keep databases up to date
  • Support quality control efforts to maintain product quality during the production cycle
  • Work with supplier test labs to expedite the testing process and check that the tests are being performed correctly
Other Responsibilities
  • Make occasional visits to factories to check on prototype development
  • Perform inspections of prototypes and production parts
  • Participate in weekly meetings with Engineering and Product Management Teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, but not required
  • Ideal candidate has 5 years of experience as a bicycle mechanic (outstanding candidates with less experience will also be considered, depending on background)
  • Extensive experience with full suspension and carbon fiber mountain bikes
  • Ability to assemble and maintain all parts of a bicycle
  • Machine shop skills using lathe, mill, welder, etc.
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations regarding function, fit, and finish of manufactured parts
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment & complete tasks within product creation timelines
  • Requires excellent command of the English language in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with in-house staff, vendors and foreign contacts
  • Requires Microsoft Excel and Word software skills

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