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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.

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

The Rapid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply to all available positions. 

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Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer acts as a key member of the senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO. This position directs and coordinates transit service delivery for the agency. 

Essential functions:

  • Provide direction and support to the Operations Division to ensure the attainment of organizational goals.
  • Create The Rapid’s safety vision by guiding and developing safety rules.
  • Develop, implement and direct budgets, goals, and business plans.
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision.
  • Assure that subordinate staff receives appropriate guidance, support, and training to enable them to effectively carry out their responsibilities and strengthen their skills and capabilities.
  • Ensure compliance with external regulations and The Rapid’s policies and procedures.
  • Acts as an onsite representative of The Rapid in the areas of labor relations, employee grievances, and contract negotiation strategy.

Job Description (129 KB, PDF)
Job Ad (488 KB, PDF)

Please apply here or submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to . This position will remain open until filled.

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

This position requires entering data such as payroll, benefits and recruiting information into several different databases along with an array of other day-to-day clerical support for the Human Resources department. This position also requires a great deal of confidentiality.

Essential functions:

  • Assists with processing benefits and payroll
  • Assists with background and pre-employment screening
  • Assists with tracking, documenting and recording FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation & other programs and benefits
  • Manages regulated informational postings
  • Ensures employee files are up-to-date and organized
  • Other duties as assigned by the Human Resources Department

Job Description (121 KB, PDF)
Job Ad (493 KB, PDF)

Please submit your resume to . The deadline to apply for this position is Nov. 18, 2019.

Transit Vehicle Technician

Join The Rapid's Maintenance team as a second-or-third-shift Transit Vehicle 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 $21.71 per hour with a +.45 shift premium after 90 days.

Transit Vehicle Technician Job Description (98 KB, PDF)
Transit Vehicle Technician Job Ad (291 KB, PDF)

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 the 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 (519 KB, PDF)