Ann Arbor’s TheRide is hiring full time service crew members

A TheRide bus in downtown Ann Arbor. (Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Interested in working with public transportation? Now is your chance to get your foot in the door.

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) is looking to add three new, full-time members to its service crew.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 19. Qualified candidates will then receive phone interviews.

Here’s what the job posting says:

TheRide service crew members support the public transportation organization through a variety of duties, including fueling and servicing AAATA vehicles daily, emptying fare boxes, performing fluid checks, recording vehicle information, washing vehicles and cleaning debris from storage areas.

New service crew members will work afternoon shifts with hours between 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and on weekends, according to the job posting.

During their training, members will be paid $17.74 per hour. After training, members will receive hourly pay of $21.29, which will increase to $24.60 after one year of employment.

Those interested in applying must have a valid Michigan Driver’s license, have graduated from high school or have a GED and some experience and mechanical abilities with motor coaches or other automotive equipment.

To apply, job seekers must fulfill the qualifications and submit an Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Employment Application Form either through TheRide website or on paper. Paper applications can be picked up and returned to the AAATA office at 2700 S. Industrial Highway.

Emailed or faxed applications are not accepted.

Find the job posting here.

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