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Rides Mass Transit District offers a benefit package to eligible employees, which includes:

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick/Personal Hours
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Retirement Pension (IMRF)
  • Retirement Plan (457b)

Rides Mass Transit District has current openings for Drivers, Mechanics and Dispatchers.

Federal Regulations require all safety sensitive employees have pre-employment drug screen. We are a Drug Free workplace. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. RMTD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status.

 

Applications may be faxed to 618-252-2754, mailed to:

Rides Mass Transit District
Attn: Janet Perkins
Human Resources Manager
30 N Veterans Dr
Harrisburg, Il 62946

or E-Mailed to our HR Department

 

Retirement Information

Rides is an IMRF Employer.  You can visit their website at IMRF.org to obtain information regarding their system.

Current Careers...

Full-Time Transit Bus Driver

  • An 8-hour work schedule predominately runs between the hours of 5 am to 6 pm; However a driver may need to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have a good driving record and have or be able to obtain CDL license within 1 month of employment.
  • Rides will train qualified candidates.
  • Starting pay is $11.50 per hour with a $1.00 per hour shift differential for night and weekend shifts. After successful completion of a minimum three-month training period, drivers will receive $12.00 per hour.
  • Federal Regulations require all safety sensitive employees have pre-employment drug screen. We are a Drug Free workplace.
  • We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. RMTD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.50 /hour

Job Location:  Harrisburg, IL

Required license or certification:  Drivers License

Required education:  High school or equivalent


Diesel Mechanic

Performs skilled journey-level work in the mechanical repair and maintenance of light and heavy gasoline and diesel-driven automotive and other mechanical equipment; performs related work as required.

Exemplary Duties/Responsibilities
Operates and inspects automotive or mechanical equipment to diagnose defects, analyzes malfunctions and performs general overhaul, tune-up, and repair work on automobiles, light and heavy buses, trucks, and other automotive or mechanical equipment; estimates cost of repairs; dismantles and reassembles equipment, using hoists and hand tools; plans work procedure, using charts, technical manuals, and experience; repairs, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and parts such as rods, valves, pistons, gears, bearings, fuel and exhaust components, assemblies and cooling; repairs, overhauls, and replaces brakes, ignitions systems, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies; repairs and installs hydraulic pumps and controls; inspects, repairs, overhauls, and assembles automotive electrical equipment such as generators, distributors, ignitions, and starters.Performs gas and acetylene welding, brazing, soldering; uses lathes, sharpeners, and drill presses; lubricates a wide variety of parts and auxiliary equipment; maintains detailed records of time and materials used in each job; and inspects and tests repaired equipment.

  • Federal Regulations require all safety sensitive employees have pre-employment drug screen. We are a Drug Free workplace.
  • We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. RMTD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status.

Must have minimum of 2 years verifiable experience in maintenance of gasoline and diesel equipment, formal training and certifications a plus. Would accept qualified graduate of college or training program in lieu of experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:

  • Gasoline / Diesel repair and maintenance or college / training program in lieu of experience: 2 years