We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you this service reminder: There will be no MTD service all day on Thanksgiving, November 27.
MTD is hiring! There are several positions for which MTD is currently accepting applications. If you or someone you know is interested in one or more of these positions, please encourage them to apply. An application must be submitted for every position an applicant is interested in pursuing. Cover letters and resumes are not required, but welcomed. MTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for any position must pass a drug test.
This is the position with the most availability. Don’t have your Commercial Driver’s License? No problem! We’ll pay you while we train you. Not sure if the position is right for you? Read the blog posts in our Training Section to get an inside look at the position. Here is the official posting:
The District is looking for self-starting, friendly individuals to become bus operators. Applicants must have an excellent driving record and be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Must pass a physical exam and have outstanding customer service skills. Operators must complete up to 8 weeks of training with pay and then pass multiple parts of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam.
During training wage is $11.00 per hour. Following training, starting wage is $13.54 per hour. Bus operators are eligible for vacation, uniform allowance, life insurance, and credit union membership with many additional benefits available after completing one year of service.
Operators work a minimum of 20 flexible hours per week with opportunity for additional hours, and must be available weekends.
MTD is proud of our top-notch Maintenance Department. The facility is ISO 14001 certified, which means the Maintenance employees are committed to an efficient operation with little environmental impacts. The Maintenance Department’s commitment to quality is also evidenced in the delayed retirement of our buses. Successful management of the fleet has kept buses in service five plus years over their expected life. Here is the official posting:
The District’s Maintenance Department is accepting applications for a highly motivated and a career minded part-time technician. Candidates are expected to have a basic understanding of diesel and gas engines and the ability to diagnose and repair all associated vehicle systems. Individuals must have a clean driving record, be able to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and pass a Type II and Type III Refrigeration exam. This position requires a minimum Associate’s Degree in Diesel Mechanic or Trade School or military mechanical equivalent.
Applicants will maintain Public Transportation vehicle systems which include Hybrid technology. Starting pay is $16.54/hr. After training, hours for this position will be overnights/weekends.
Specialized Services Operator
This position operates MTD’s ADA Paratransit Service. Operators receive special training to provide our curb-to-curb service for qualified passengers who are unable to ride MTD’s fixed route service. Here is the official posting:
The District is hiring for the position of Specialized Services Operator. Must be at least 21 years of age; have a high school diploma or equivalent; and have an excellent driving record. Applicants must be able to pass a physical exam; are required to take a drug test; and have outstanding skills in dealing with the public. Operators must successfully complete four weeks of paid training.
Starting salary is $12.15 per hour following training. Operators are eligible for earned time, uniform allowance, life insurance, and credit union membership. Operators are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and be available on weekends.
Part-Time Operator (C-CARTS)
As covered in a previous post, MTD is the manager of rural service in Champaign County. The Champaign-County Area Rural Transit Service (C-CARTS) is looking for operators to transport residents county-wide in small vans. Here is the official posting:
C-CARTS is looking for part-time vehicle operators. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have an excellent driving record. Applicants must pass a physical exam and drug screening. Outstanding skills in dealing with the public are a must.
Starting salary is $11.00 per hour. Operators are eligible for earned time, life insurance, and credit union membership. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
MTD is thankful for the over 340 employees we have now. The District’s employees are committed to yes, which means quality service on the street, behind a counter, over the phone, and behind the scenes. We hope you’ll join us and give MTD even more reasons to be thankful!