DETROIT (WWJ) – DDOT is putting out the help wanted sign.

Detroit’s city-wide bus system is looking to hire a number of qualified mechanics and bus drivers to fill several open positions. DDOT mechanics can earn upwards of $18 a hour, while bus drivers can earn $11.50 to $15.93 an hour.

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To qualify for the general auto mechanic position, applicants must:

· Be 21 years of age or older
· Possess a valid state driver’s license
· Have earned a high school diploma or GED
· Have two years of heavy-duty diesel repair experience
· Be a team player

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To qualify as a bus driver (transportation equipment operator), applicants must:

· Be 18 years of age or older
· Possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
· Have earned a high school diploma or GED
· Have an abundance of people-friendly skills

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Job seekers can obtain applications by visiting www.detroitmi.gov. Applicants can also visit any of the 23 Detroit Public Library branches, or visit one of the Detroit Employment Solutions locations to obtain an application.