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Careers

Planet X is a specialist bike Manufacturer. We are an original bike brand selling direct to the world via our online store and our 'real world' retail Showroom in Sheffield, UK. We are committed to developing innovative and inspirational products and we take pride in our first class customer service. We sell direct, cutting out the middlemen, which means we can sell at incredible prices. No catch. Just honest low prices for pro-level products.

Planet X have committed customers who are highly loyal to our brand. We build genuine performance bikes and distribute our products around the globe. We are dedicated to winning new customers and building life-long relationships.

Bicycle Mechanic / Bike Builder, Rotherham.

The Role

Building bikes to customer specification. Planet X specialise in custom builds in the road, off-road and TT / triathlon segments of the bicycle market. Our customers expect the highest standards from us and we expect no less from our bike builders. This is a key role in the business.

We expect comprehensive product knowledge, a high level of attention to detail and good communication skills. You will need to have a pro-active 'find and fix' attitude, be flexible, work in an efficient manner while been able to work as part of a team, remain calm under pressure and have a positive outlook. A Cytech qualification is preferred but not essential at this time.

Experience and Skills

  • The highest level of bike building proficiency
  • Able to build bikes to required safety / company standards
  • A real passion for what you do
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule work to a tight deadline
  • To provide feedback on bike assembly to line manager
  • Attention to detail
  • Get the job done right first time
  • Be proactive and to use initiative to solve problems
  • To keep a safe work area

This role is based at our main facility in Rotherham and is contracted for 37.5 hrs a week. You will report directly to the Workshop Manager.

Trainee Bicycle Mechanic, Rotherham.

The Role

To undertake the training required to become a fully trained bicycle Mechanic and assist in all areas of Bike Building and Maintenance. 

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • To assist in the building of bicycles to a high quality and safety standard as directed by the company
  • To follow instructions clearly
  • To assist bike mechanic with build by ensuring customer order sheets are checked and correct
  • Ensure all Frames/ Parts required are picked and correct for each build
  • To keep an accurate inventory of bicycles built
  • To keep the work area safe and tidy at all times
  • To work under instruction from the line manager


Person Profile

  • Have excellent technical knowledge
  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Can work in an organised way
  • Can prioritise
  • Can manage own time
  • Can problem solve
  • Can work independently
  • Can work to deadlines
  • A passion for and knowledge of cycling is essential
  • Experience working in bicycle workshop preferred but not essential

Please send your email, covering letter and CV addressed to careers@planetx.co.uk