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ACT announces sign-on bonus for new employees in effort to fill critical positions

In an effort to recruit qualified individuals for a series of critical positions, Agency for Community Transit (ACT) has established a new $1,000 sign-on bonus for drivers, bus cleaners, fuelers, and mechanics. These new hires will receive $250 after two weeks of employment and $750 upon completion of six months of employment.

Located in Pontoon Beach, Madison County, Ill., conveniently off I-270 and IL-111, ACT offers a positive team atmosphere, competitive wages, excellent benefits, necessary training, and a desirable work environment for all positions.

Below are the four positions covered by ACT’s sign-on bonus program:

Drivers: Bus drivers start at $17.50 per hour with an increase to $19.73 per hour after a probationary period. Successful and reliable drivers can reach a top pay of over $26 per hour. ACT can help interested individuals obtain a full CDL (commercial driver’s license) by providing thorough preparation for the test prior to completion of training. A solid work history, clean driving record, and a high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Mechanics: Mechanics can earn between $25 and $32 per hour, depending on experience. For a detailed job description please visit www.ACTinfo.org/jobs and click on Diesel Mechanic. Responsibilities include performing preventative maintenance, repairs, system overhauls, diagnostics, emergency on-road repair, etc. A $2 per hour shift differential will be added to the above rates for hours worked between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Bus Fuelers: At $18 per hour, this position works a night shift that runs from 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. The fuelers’ responsibilities include fueling, washing, and cleaning the buses. This position must have experience or the ability to learn Microsoft Office software as well as a high school diploma or equivalent. With training provided, this candidate must be able to obtain a Class B driver’s license with airbrake endorsement. A $2 per hour shift differential will be added to the above rates for hours worked between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Bus Cleaners: At $17 per hour, this position works a night shift that runs from 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. The responsibilities of the bus cleaners are to clean the interior of buses by mopping floors, washing interior windows, and vacuuming seats. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A $2 per hour shift differential will be added to the above rates for hours worked between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m.

All applicants must be positive, reliable individuals with a solid work history. Successful applicants must also pass a USDOT physical exam and drug test. To view open positions and to apply, please visit www.ACTinfo.org/jobs, call 618-797-4600, or email info@mct.org. ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

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