Move Your Career Forward: CTA Seeks to Hire Bus Operators and Bus Mechanics

September 23, 2022

Employees receive paid training, generous starting salary and benefits that include family medical and prescription plans. Commercial Driver’s License not required to apply 

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in conjunction with ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) Local 241, will host an on-site Career Fair next Saturday for applicants seeking Bus Operator and Bus Mechanic positions.  The CTA offers competitive pay, benefits, pension, and opportunities for advancement.   

The CTA currently has a variety of opportunities available from entry-level positions to management positions across all areas of the agency, including operations, trades (e.g., machinists, electricians, mechanics and more), maintenance and administrative. Currently, there is high demand for bus operators and bus mechanics.  For applicants who already hold a Commercial Driver’s License or a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CDL/CLP), at this event the CTA is offering interviews, on-site testing and application workshops.    

Applicants who possess excellent customer service skills and are interested in seeking employment with options for developing a rewarding career path in the transportation industry are strongly encouraged to attend the on-site career fair:  

Saturday, October 1, 2022 
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
567 W. Lake St.
Registration is required; to do so visit: https://bit.ly/3DJkPuf 

“There may be a lot of job opportunities available at this time, but very few are offering the level of benefits and career growth opportunities that the CTA has to offer,” said Alex Moreno, Vice President, Human Resources. “For those interested in the bus operator positions, you do not need a CDL to apply.  In addition to offering competitive pay and great benefits, the CTA also offers you an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a future career in a diverse transportation organization that will always be a key part of Chicago.” 

CTA has expanded its recruitment and hiring efforts as part of the “Meeting the Moment” Action Plan, a multi-tiered effort to provide more reliable service and improve the customer experience. So far this year, the CTA has hosted nearly a dozen job fairs – both virtual and in-person –with more planned through the end of year and into next year.  New operators and mechanics will help the agency address an industry-wide worker shortage, the main contributing factor to CTA’s current service challenges. 

For a complete list of all available positions including trade, management, and administrative positions, please visit and apply online at: www.transitchicago.com/careers.  

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