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Careers and Openings 

The positions listed on this web page are currently open for application at The Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority (LRTA)/Palmetto Breeze Transit.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

The LRTA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and will consider all applicants without regard to any status protected by applicable law.

Diesel Mechanic/Maintenance Technician (Full-Time Position)

Palmetto Breeze is currently offering a $5,000 Sign-On BONUS for a qualified Diesel Mechanic.



  • High school diploma or equivalent, and minimum 3-5 years of diesel maintenance and diagnostics experience; or any combination of relevant education and experience

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or have ability to obtain CDL-Class B Permit within 90 days

  • Possess basic computer skills

  • Possess stable and verifiable work history, with exceptional record of attendance and punctuality

  • Ability to bend, kneel, stoop and stand for long periods of time on concrete surfaces. Ability to perform lifting tasks up to 75 lbs.

  • Pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and back screen, drug screen, and complete a background check



  • Regular and predictable performance of essential job functions.

  • Use diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and diagnose fleet vehicle.

  • Perform fleet vehicle inspections, overhauls, major and minor repairs, as well as monitoring/completing on-going regular scheduled maintenance.

  • Ensure fleet vehicles are in safe, working order when placed in service, and free of mechanical defects.

  • Respond to emergency road-calls and troubleshoot in the field.

  • Utilize effective time management skills in performing and completing assigned work orders.

  • Adhere to all safety regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a safe work environment and clean work area.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Applicant must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

Great State Benefits and Retirement. 

Apply Online Here.


Bus Operators (Full- and Part-Time Positions):

Palmetto Breeze is currently hiring drivers!  Must have a valid CDL Class B with passenger endorsement.  Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.  Full-time employees are eligible for great state health/retirement plan benefits.  $1,000 Sign-On BONUS available for Full-Time Commuter Operator Positions.

Full-time employees are eligible for great state health plan benefits. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. Apply Online Here.

Non-CDL Driver (Part-Time Position):

Palmetto Breeze is currently hiring for a part-time Non-CDL driver. Driving experience with accessible vehicles is a plus. The person in this position must be able to assist passengers with mobility issues. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

We are looking for a Driver to transport clients in a comfortable, safe and timely manner. Driver responsibilities include keeping their vehicle clean. Operating each route based on the schedule displayed on-board the tablet.  Ultimately, you will help us increase customer satisfaction, making sure clients depend on us for their transportation needs. To be considered for this role, you should have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record with no traffic violations.


  • Pick up clients from the place and at the time they’ve requested

  • Collect payments 

  • Assist clients with loading and unloading mobility devices

  • Answer clients’ questions about the area and local places of interest

  • Ensure the vehicle is clean and comfortable for all riders

Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

Apply Online Here.

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