Join the Team that keeps Laketran moving

See Current Opportunities

  • Mechanics
  • Vehicle Servicer
  • Geauga County Bus Driver (part-time)
  • Laketran Bus Drivers (part-time)
  • IT Project Manager
Seeking Mechanics and Vehicle Servicers

Laketran’s fleet of 155 vehicles traveled 4,612,359 miles in 2023 to help residents access jobs, medical appointments, school, shopping and more. Our professional team of diesel mechanics and vehicle servicers complete over 5,200 preventative maintenance repairs annually to keep our transit service safe and reliable. Mechanics diagnose and repair motor coaches, medium/heavy diesel and battery-operated electric transit buses, unleaded and propane vans, and automobiles.  Benefits include signing bonus, tool reimbursement, and uniforms. Apply today!

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.

Next Driver Hiring Event – Thursday, August 15

Laketran hosts quarterly hiring events to recruit bus drivers for our Laketran Paratransit Driver Training program. Each quarter, Laketran hires a class of drivers to complete the six-week training program that teaches safe driving and boarding, passenger assistance, sensitivity training and a Behind the Wheel skills assessments to ensure we provide safe and professional transportation to our customers. 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 to work any shift during our hours of operation. To apply most effectively, please complete a Laketran application and bring it with you to the Hiring Event on August 15. By doing so, you will be guaranteed an interview.

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
  • Starting Mechanic salary: $23.34 – $26.86/hour
  • 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
  • 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.