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Jobs at The Rapid

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.

You can also visit our Administrative offices located at 300 Ellsworth Avenue S.W. in Grand Rapids to complete a job application Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

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

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Marketing & Communications Internship

The Rapid is seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern to assist with project implementation and technical support. This is a part-time position and hours/duration will depend on availability of the candidate and requirements.

Essential functions include:

  • Provide Public Outreach and Marketing Communications department with public outreach. 
  • Provide content for The Rapid’s social media platforms.
  • Assist with Wave Outreach and attend community events.
  • Assist in preparing press releases and other media notifications as needed.
  • Provide Laker Line Outreach.
  • Assist with the public outreach efforts including construction of project information and planning.
  • Provide in-house resources for multi-media content development, specifically photography and video services. Includes all phases from inception through final production.
  • General research help.

Marketing and Communications Internship Description (244 KB, PDF)

Marketing and Communications Internship Ad (421 KB, PDF)

Please submit your cover letter and resume to . The deadline to apply for this position is July 9, 2018.

Diesel Technician

Join The Rapid's Maintenance team as a second-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, drivetrain, automotive equipment, and more. The pay for this position starts at $21.28 per hour with a +.45 shift premium after 90 days.

Technician Job Description (47 KB, DOC)
Technician Job Ad (983 KB, PDF)

Parts Room Coordinator

This position provides support to The Rapid's Maintenance and Facilities Departments by placing parts orders for transit buses, automotive vehicles and other support equipment. 

Parts Room Coordinator Job Description (82 KB, PDF)
Parts Room Coordinator Job Ad (497 KB, PDF)

Apply here or submit your resume via e-mail to  or at our administrative offices. 

Second-Shift Fleet Maintenance Supervisor 

The Rapid is seeking a second-shift fleet maintenance supervisor to join our team! This is a safety-sensitive position that supervises and coordinates the activities of the technicians on second shift. 

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Job Description (75 KB, PDF)
Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Job Ad (375 KB, PDF)

Please apply hereor submit resume and cover letter via e-mail to The deadline to apply for this position is June 27, 2018.

Bus Operator

We are seeking 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. 

Bus Operator Job Description (44 KB, DOC)
Bus Operator Job Flyer (497 KB, PDF)