If your city has Bird scooters, you’ve probably seen people out and about on them. Perhaps you’ve even seen some damaged scooters – but have you ever wondered who repairs them? They’re called ‘Bird Mechanics’ and today, reader Chris T. is going to share how you can get started as a Bird Mechanic, what they do, and how much they are paid.
As the dockless scooter craze continues to gain momentum, it’s impossible to drive more than a few blocks without seeing them here in Los Angeles, particularly on the westside. If you’re already taken a few rides, you’ve probably come across a few that are unrideable, either because of visible damage or some internal issue.
So who’s fixing these scooters? As Harry has covered, Bird uses the independent contractor system in to keep their scooters charged each day, known as Bird Chargers. And they actually use this same system to ensure they are maintaining the scooters with their teams of Bird Mechanics. Here’s an overview of what it’s like to be a Bird Mechanic.