Join the Team that keeps Laketran moving

See Current Opportunities

  • Mechanics
  • Vehicle Servicer
  • Geauga County Bus Driver (part-time)
  • Laketran Bus Drivers (part-time)
Being a Bus Driver

Here at Laketran, we’re not only excited about driving and buses…. we’re excited about how we serve our community. Our ideal candidate is passionate about customer service, reliable, and team-oriented. Driving for Laketran can be great full-time career opportunity or perfect part-time position for someone looking to work just 24 hours a week. We welcome candidates looking to make a career change and no CDL is required to for hire. 

Laketran hires drivers for both Laketran and Geauga Transit.  All applicants can interview at our next hiring event.

Hiring Event – Wednesday, May 15

Laketran aims recruit up to 30 part-time Bus Drivers and full-time Mechanics.  All applicants are guaranteed an interview on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

A valid Ohio driver’s license is required for an interview. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is not required for hire. All applicants must pass a background check, drug-test, ODOT physical and be available for six-week training class that begins Tuesday, June 11.  Applicants must be available to work all hours of operation.

Event Details

  • Positions to Hire: up to 30 part-time Bus Drivers (Dial-a-Ride bus) and full-time Mechanics
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lakeland Community College H-Building at 7700 Clocktower Dr. Kirtland, OH 44094
  • Suggested Parking: H-Building Central lot – P8 on Campus Map
  • Requirements: A valid driver’s license is required to work as a driver. All applicants must pass a background check, drug-test, and ODOT physical.
  • Training: Candidates for driving must be available for a six-week training class that begins Tuesday, June 11. Driver training is Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Suggestion: Complete an application in advance and bring it with you.
  • No CDL required.
Laketran Employee Benefits:
  • Making a difference by serving your community
  • Competitive driver’s salary
    • Laketran wage: $22.52/hour after 120-day probation period
    • Geauga Transit wage: $17.25/hour after 120-day probation period
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Free uniforms and shoe allowance
  • Ohio Deferred Compensation supplemental retirement plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision*
  • Paid training for CDL*
  • $2,000 signing bonus for Mechanics
  • $1,500-$2,000 annual tool reimbursement for Mechanics

*Full-time employee benefits


Need more details? Contact:  Sheila Bare at 440-350-1094 or

Apply today: Laketran Employment Application 

  • Email your completed application to 
  • Fax your application to 440-350-1033
  • Mail your application or stop by in person at 555 Lakeshore Blvd. Painesville Twp., OH 44077

If you have questions about working at Laketran, contact our Human Resources office at 440-350-1004.

Laketran does not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. LAKETRAN is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Veteran Employer & a Drug-Free Workplace.