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The Rapid is a great place to work. We offer competitive pay, great benefits, and the opportunity to work with a group of people who take pleasure and pride in making an important difference in the lives of others.

Employment listings are updated frequently and include a variety of career opportunities within The Rapid.

If you have any questions about available positions, please contact Human Resources at 616-456-7514.

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Help keep your community moving! The Rapid is recruiting for several different job positions. We’re hosting a job fair to find exceptional candidates to join our award-winning team as bus operators, diesel technicians, tire technician and administrative assistant.

JOB FAIR 

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Rapid Central Station, Second Floor Community Room
250 Grandville Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Rapid is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities and women to apply.

Diesel Technician

Join The Rapid's Maintenance team as a second or third-shift Diesel Technician. We're seeking experienced diesel mechanics with knowledge in bench, shop, garage, and fieldwork in dismantling, assembling, installing, maintaining and repairing all units. The applicant should also have knowledge of electrical, engine, transmission, brakes, steering, suspension and axle, body, drive train, automotive equipment, and more. The pay for this position starts at $20.56 per hour with a +.45 shift premium after 90 days.

Apply via e-mail with your resume to  or in person at our administrative offices. 

Technician Job Description (47 KB, DOC)
Technician Job Ad (371 KB, PDF)

Third-Shift Tire Technician

We are currently seeking a Tire Technician for third-shift. This position handles inventory control of fleet wheels and tires, inspection of fleet wheels and tires, wheel bearing adjustment, balancing, removal and replacement and more. The starting rate is $20.56, full benefits and a .45 shift premium. 

Tire Technician Job Description (28 KB, DOCX)
Tire Technician Job Ad (355 KB, PDF)

Apply via e-mail to  or in person at our administrative offices. 

Part-Time Bus Operators

We are seeking part-time bus operators to join our team. The bus operator position is a safety-sensitive position that requires safe, timely and professional operations of assigned bus on assigned route(s). Provide an exceptional customer service experience to our passengers. May assist passengers with packages, bicycles, luggage, and collection of fares. Maintaining orderly operations and passenger interactions. 

TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IN PERSON. We are happy to accept a resume with your application. Applications must be filled out on site and will take about 30-45 minutes to complete. You must show your current driver’s license.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at our Administrative offices located at 300 Ellsworth Avenue S.W. in Grand Rapids. 

Part-Time Bus Operator Job Description (44 KB, DOC)

Part-Time Bus Operator Job Flyer (350 KB, PDF)

Part-Time Human Resources Administrative Assistant

The Rapid is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, and professional candidate to fill an Administrative Assistant position on the Human Resources team. This is a part-time position working 26-32 hours per week. This position requires the ability to work hands-on with various customers and employees in a highly confidential environment. The ability to handle sensitive information such as FMLA, Worker’s Compensation, etc. is essential. The Human Resources department generates a high volume of filing and this candidate is responsible for making sure files are up-to-date and organized. The ideal candidate will have Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Microsoft Office Suite experience along with other advanced office skills. The selected person will demonstrate courtesy as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.

HR Assistant Job Description (43 KB, DOC)
HR Assistant Job Ad (599 KB, PDF)

Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to  or fax to 616-774-1286. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.