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We’re looking for our future rockstars, motivated to take part in our great adventure and support our growth! Are you passionate about travel, motorcycles, and ready to join a multicultural team based in Lyon, France? You’re the one we’re looking for! See below to go through our offers, or send an email to hr@vintagerides.com for an unsolicited application.

Why Vintage Rides?

Vintage Rides has been creating and organizing guided Royal Enfield tours in Asia since 2006 and currently operates tours for more than 800 riders per year. Our team is located around Asia and in France. Clear leader on the French market, Vintage Rides is now developing its presence on the English speaking market as well as offering new destinations to its riders.
Our team is young, multicultural, ambitious and motivated by challenges and passion. We are looking for new teammates who will be ready to support the growth and development of our agency, and to be part of our beautiful motorcycle adventure!

Our job offers


Freelance Mechanic
The whole world
September/October 2020
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be in charge of inspecting and supporting the network of workshops operating our tours all over the world. Your objective is to verify that the garages are aligned with Vintage Rides’ standards of quality and that they are correctly implemented. The freelance mechanic will have the opportunity to travel and take part of Vintage Rides success!

 

Inspecting our quality standards implementation

  • Learning and understanding about all Vintage Rides standards of quality to be implemented by garages
  • Based on our work program (checklist,…), Inspecting the right implementation of VR quality standards between tours and/or seasons by confirming specifications, conducting visual and measurement tests about : 
    • Garage facilities, tools and equipments
    • Motorbikes and its documentation
    • Mechanical Skills/Knowledge
    • Level of spare parts stock 
    • Etc.
  • Reporting to Vintage Rides the level of implementation from the garages, sharing the needs of garages in terms of organisation, tools or processes

    Supporting the garages to reach a high level of quality

  • Helping the different garages to correctly implement the quality standards, share good practices/ tips and tricks on mechanical, logistical or organization topics
  • Training and upskilling local mechanics
  • Supporting the maintenance operations by repairing/checking motorbikes 
  • Challenging the standards of quality to find the best solutions if necessary

    Operating as the mechanic on some tours in line with VR standards (optional)

  • Preparing and supporting the tour (checks, repairs, cleaning, spare preparation…)
  • Helping riders or Vintage Rides team if needed

    Others

  • Helping by clearing miscellaneous for Vintage Rides teams on-site
PROFILE

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Meticulous, detail-oriented, structured with a strong focus on bikes quality 
  • Good time management skills and efficient delivery effort
  • Able to adapt and perform in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Driven, curious and solutions-oriented 
  • Committed to teamwork, “nudge, don’t judge” attitude
  • Passionate with motorcycling and adventure travel

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 5 years of relevant experience in motorcycle mechanics, preferably on Royal Enfield
  • Have theoretical and practical mechanical knowledge of the cycle/transmission/ engine/electrical parts. Be able to analyse and repair complex motorcycle breakdowns
  • Preferably a past experience in motorcycle travel and/or motorcycle garage in a fast paced environment
  • At least 3 years of Motorbike riding license. Good level of spoken and written English is essential
  • Experience in group management in an international environment is required
OTHER INFORMATION
  • Contract type : Freelance
  • Contract start : September/October 2020
  • Place : The whole world !
  • Experience : > 5 years
  • Salary : depending on the profile

 

HOW TO APPLY 

To apply, please send an email to matthias@vintagerides.com. In this email, answer the following questions in English:

  • Introduce yourself briefly 
  • What is your personal bike ? When did you start riding motorcycles? On which motorcycles? How many kilometres have you ridden on a motorcycle?
  • What are your previous experiences as a mechanic? And which models of motorcycles have you repaired the most?
  • What is your level of mechanical knowledge/skills? On a single-cylinder? 
  • According to you, what are the regular breakdowns that may happen on a single-cylinder 4 strokes motorbike ?
  • Have you ever done a motorbike tour ? Where, when and with which bike ?
  • Why do you want to join the Vintage Rides adventure?

To apply to one of the offers or for any unsolicited application ,
send your resume & cover letter to HR@vintagerides.com


Sapna, Operation Assistant Manager
I’m from New Delhi and have been working with Vintage Rides for 5 years. I first joined Vintage Rides as I wanted to know the travel and trade industry closely. I enjoy the team atmosphere which makes it fun to work here, and I like the challenges we have to face everyday. In 5 years my job has evolved and I have been trusted with more and more responsibilities: I used to be alone in the operations department, I’m now managing a team.

Robert, Financial Analyst
I’m from the United States and have been working in New Delhi for a year and a half. I have a passion for bikes and traveling so Vintage seemed to be the perfect combination for me. It has a small company culture with a large distribution of operations, spanning 8 countries (and counting). I enjoy the challenge of working with so many different business cultures and rules as we continue to expand the company's reach. This is an exciting time to work for Vintage with all of the upcoming plans for growth.

Bertille, Rider Support
I'm French and am currently working in France after 6 months in New Delhi. I wanted to join Vintage Rides’ team to have a job in line with my passion, motorbikes, while offering something different and original such as incredible motorcycle trips at the other end of the world. What I like at Vintage Rides is the personal contact we have with our riders and inside our international team. I also love the fact that every day brings a new set of experiences and learning!

Martin, Motorcycle Travel Expert and South-East Asia Coordinator
I'm based in Thailand after two years working at the New Delhi office. I've always loved exploring new places around the world, and was very attracted to do it on a motorbike. Living in a developing country and adapting to a new way of life was something that interested me a lot. What motivates me is to bring travel dreams to our community and to allow them to live incredible experiences through our trips. It often makes me feel like I'm not working!
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