The Rapid to Host Job Fairs on June 22 and June 29
Full-time and part-time bus operators start at $19.77/hour with pay increases in the first six months up to two years.
The Rapid will host two job fairs on Tuesday, June 22, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Tuesday, June 29, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Rapid Central Station located at 250 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Available positions include full-time and part-time Bus Operators, Tire Technician (Class III), and Transportation Supervisor.
The Rapid offers 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. Some of the benefits provided include life insurance, gym membership reimbursement, and employees and their dependents ride The Rapid for free.
Individuals interested in applying for Bus Operator positions do not need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), as The Rapid will train those selected to obtain their CDL during an 8-week paid instruction course. A Department of Transportation physical is required and is paid for by The Rapid. Applicants cannot be insulin-dependent. Bus Operator applicants must have an excellent driving record with preferably no more than 4 points. More than 4 points will disqualify an applicant from consideration. Extensive background checks include criminal and driving records and employment history. It is required that a bus operator speak, understand, read, and write English so they can communicate with Rapid customers. It is also required that a driver is capable of lifting 50 pounds to assist physically challenged customers. In order to be successful, bus operators must have extremely good attendance and adhere to all driving and safety policies.
Interested applicants must bring their current Michigan driver’s license in order to fill out an application and should plan on thirty to forty minutes to complete the process. Providing current and past employer information, such as addresses and phone numbers, is encouraged. Applications that are not fully completed not be considered. The Rapid is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
To learn more about all of the available positions prior to attending The Rapid Job Fair, please visit www.ridetherapid.org/jobs.