We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Part-Time Dispatcher

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is hiring a part-time dispatcher for our Rides to Wellness (RTW) Program. The applicant will coordinate transportation services with local agencies in the Jackson County area. Candidates must possess a knowledge of the Jackson area, have excellent customer service skills, be self-motivated and organized. Candidates should also have a working knowledge of Microsoft Software as well as experience working with seniors and people with disabilities. JATA requires this person to have a valid Michigan Chauffer’s driver’s license and the ability to pass a MDOT physical and drug screening.

Walk-in applications are accepted at JATA Headquarters located at 2350 East High Street between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.


Rides-to-Wellness Part-Time Drivers

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is accepting applications for the position of a Part-Time Drivers The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is looking for drivers to transport clients in a comfortable, safe, and timely manner to medical related appointments within the city of Jackson. To qualify for this job you must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a chauffeurs license and an excellent driving record. The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is looking for drivers to transport clients in a comfortable, safe, and timely manner to medical related appointments within the city of Jackson. To qualify for this job you must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a chauffeurs license and an excellent driving record. A polite, friendly and professional disposition is essential as you will be dealing directly with the clients. Vehicles are provided by the Jackson Area Transportation Authority. Applicants must be able to pass a MDOT physical and drug screen.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal responsibility to the satisfaction of JATA management. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their principal job duties: Knowledge of transportation and community resources or willingness to learn. Ability to be creative, flexible, self-motivated, organized, and be customer service oriented. Excellent computer skills; working knowledge of Microsoft software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Dependability and punctuality. Exceptional organization skills; must be detail oriented and able to multitask. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent customer service and people skills. Familiar with state and federal funding parameters and requirements. Ability to think independently, make decisions, and act on those decisions.


Mechanic

Essential Job Qualifications: - Must have functional use of arms, legs, hands and fingers. - High school graduate or equivalent. - Must possess or have the ability to obtain a class A Commercial Drivers license- air brake, passenger and tow truck endorsements. - Must be able to qualify for employment by successfully passing a D.O.T. physical and drug screen. - Must have a minimum of one year formal mechanics training or three years experience as a mechanic working in an organized shop. - Experience working on busses or trucks preferred. - Possess or have the ability to obtain Michigan State Mechanic certification up to and including Master Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic - (A.S. E. certification recognized). - Ability to fill out necessary paperwork/input information into computer after work is completed - Must possess minimum tools set as determined by JATA. - Must be willing to learn and do Auto Body Repairs. - Must be able to be able to operate a forklift and obtain a forklift license General Duties: - Perform P.M. inspections on company vehicles. - Accomplish all minor and major repairs on company vehicles and equipment. - Road service calls. - Mount & Dismount Tires - Vehicle subsystem repair and rebuild.(engine, trans., generator, starter, A.C. etc..) - Bus, truck, car and equipment surface preparation and repainting. - Brake drum and rotor refinishing. - Snow removal, Main facility and transfer center. - Open or close maintenance area. - Other duties as assigned.

Jackson Area Transportation Authority is made up of many different employees - all with their own important role and responsibility. If you would like to be contacted for any future employment consideration, provide us with some information about yourself. We can not guarantee you will be contacted directly when positions become available but we will keep you information on file.

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