The Bike Smart Trailer Driver will be responsible for safely delivering our Bike Smart trailers to schools around Vermont and for ensuring that the trailer inventory (bikes and program materials) is maintained in good working condition and properly stocked. In addition to driving, this dynamic position requires coordination with customers (school staff) and some on-site troubleshooting.. The delivery work is generally performed on the weekends, such that the trailer is in place Monday morning, and is moved to the next location by the following Monday morning.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Drive vehicle towing a 20 foot box trailer to school locations according to the Bike Smart master schedule.
- Interact with teachers through emails and phone calls to work out delivery times and specific location to place trailer.
- Inspect trailer after each school’s loan; handle any bikes in need of repair by either repairing onsite or coordinating repair with Local Motion’s mechanic.
- Restock trailer with program supplies as needed after each school’s loan in preparation for next school loan.
- Provide on-site troubleshooting and minor repairs (flat tires, cables,etc) as needed.
- Coordinate with other Local Motion staff.
- Trailer towing experience
- Clean driving record
- Weekend availability
- Basic computer skills (email, calendars, form-filling)
- Ability to lift 50 pounds and move bicycles
- Mechanical aptitude to learn basic bike maintenance skills
- While we have vans to tow our trailers, use of your own truck or van with the capacity to tow a large box trailer is preferred. The vehicle needs to be at least ¾ ton, with hookup for electric brakes and lights via a standard single 7 pin plug, and a 2- 5/16” hitch.
- Basic bicycle maintenance skills preferred
- Passion for bikes, youth, and the mission of the Bike Smart program
Local Motion’s mission is to make biking and walking a way of life in Vermont. In order for us to fulfill our mission, our priorities and focus must be on ensuring that biking and walking are equitable and available to all Vermonters.
We understand that, due to historic inequity in the distribution of resources, oppression, and systemic racism, marginalized communities have been and continue to be negatively impacted by Vermont’s transportation system. This can include a lack of access to safe walking, biking, and rolling, a lack of public transportation services, and the burden of the transportation system’s negative impacts. The most important work we can do is continue to identify and reduce barriers, create opportunities, and provide resources so that every Vermonter has equitable and safe access to biking, walking, and rolling, while also being sensitive to the needs and desires of local communities.
Regarding employment, our goal is to build an environment that is inclusive and supportive, and every person feel welcome, respected, and valued as a team member. We are an equal opportunity employer, and welcome applicants with diverse cultural backgrounds.
You can read more on our website: https://www.localmotion.org/diversity_equity_and_inclusion_statement or contact Lynne to discuss in more detail. firstname.lastname@example.org