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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.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

We are seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager to join The Rapid's team. This position manages approximately seven staff, and is The Rapid's primary spokesperson. The candidate will provide strategic communications counsel to the Board and Executive Leadership, manage marketing and communications functions by planning and implementing marketing and community awareness programs, serve as media liaison, and oversee other public relations efforts. Qualified candidates will have excellent management and customer service skills, a Marketing or related Bachelor's Degree, and three to seven years of experience.  

Submit resume to , fax to 616-774-1286, or fill out an application at our administrative office located at 300 Ellsworth Ave. S.W. Applications are accepted M-F from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

Marketing and Communications Manager Job Description (27 KB, DOCX)

Marketing and Communications Manager Job Ad (292 KB, PDF)

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)