Winnipeg Trails' Plain Bicycle Project requires a specialist in the design and manufacturing of equipment related to active transportation with an emphasis on cycling. This job opportunity comes amid an unprecedented trail usage boom happening in our city and globally. We have a backlog of imported bicycles to get in working order.
Your work will not end at bicycles. Schools are asking for more bike racks and cities need help with road to trail conversions in record numbers as we transition to a new normal. We've also been asked to evaluate school yards for increased bike usage during/post pandemic and propose custom modifications. We've been asked to build small bridges and modify roads.
Winter adaptations are high priority. Successful candidates will have an interest in producing winter specialized equipment like kicksleds, stroller skis, and bicycle/ATV and snowmobile-mounted maintenance equipment for preparing seasonal light infrastructure like walking or ski trails.
Duties and responsibilities
This position will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining equipment related to active transportation. Your work may include winter and summer modes of transportation. For example, you may be called upon to build accessible wheelchair ramps for businesses, create innovative winter maintenance equipment like groomers and sweepers, build bicycles, tricycles, handcycles or cargo cycles including e-bikes.
Knowledge and skills
The right candidate will have training and work experience or skills in a combination of the following:
Mechanics and Bicycle Mechanics
Active travel infrastructure design basics (Pathways, Racks, Stairs, Ramps)
Active travel vehicle design basics (Cycles, Trailers, Skis, Skates,
Small motor vehicle maintenance (ATV, Snowmobile, Sidewalk Plow, Bobcat, etc..)
Hands-on experience and dedication is key.
Completion of high school and some trades certification or post secondary studies in a related field like Industrial Design or engineering is a plus.
Qualified interns are:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
- Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)
1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.