Blacksburg Transit     

540-443-1500 (M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

We're hiring!



The Explorer will resume hourly service all day beginning on Monday, August 15. Please see link below for more details.

Routes Affected:

  • BLU (Explorer Blue)
  • GLD (Explorer Gold)

Type: Route

Cause: Other

Effect: Additional Service

More Info:

Fall 2022 service changes will begin on Monday, 8/15. See link for details regarding route/schedule changes.

Type: Agency

Cause: Other

Effect: Other

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Snow Stanger

Now Hiring FT Mechanic!

Let's be Honest...

Adam 2If you’re a diesel mechanic, you know you can work in the private sector and make a lot of money. We get it, but we think… scratch that, we know the Benefits we have to offer are much better. At the end of the day, your Quality of Life is important, to you and to us. So here’s what we have to offer:

  • Paid Time Off. Our Flexible Leave Plan provides 20 days off per year to use for vacation or illness. Read that again, 20 days. Also, the longer you stay with us the more time off you’ll earn.
  • Optional Overtime. If you want the extra hours, we’ve got the work…and we pay you time and a half.
  • Excellent low cost Health, Dental and Vision Insurance. Depending on the plan you select, your monthly premium may cost you NOTHING. YES, $0 per month! Our health insurance plans and rates are some of the best out there – even when you add your family!
  • Retirement. We’ll help you get to retirement one step at a time. We cover your Virginia Retirement System membership and even contribute to it!
  • Paid Training. Plain and simple, we’ll pay you for your time and we’ll pay for the courses. Complete the seven tests to become a Master Transit Bus Mechanic and earn up to $2.00 extra per hour.
  • Teamwork Makes The Dream Work. It’s that simple, everyone works together as a team and we take a lot of pride in a job done right.
  • Hiring Bonus. Earn up $1,000 in hiring bonuses!
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Here's What We're Offering

We’ve got an immaculate shop, with state of the art equipment. We pride ourselves on keeping our vehicles in the best condition possible. We don't like to brag, but if we must, we'll tell you that we have the best maintained bus fleet in the US.

Don't believe us? Come and check it out for yourself!

If you’ve got mechanic experience, are detail oriented, like to keep a clean and well maintained shop, have a penchant for fixing things, we’re looking for you.



This is a job for someone who takes pride in their work, who believes in maintaining a safe and reliable fleet. This position is Monday – Friday, from 3:30 pm – 12 am. Some of our benefits:

  • Shoe stipend
  • Tool reimbursement program
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Starting salary: $40,090 - $44,263

PLUS Hiring Bonus

  • 1st Bonus - $250 received three (3) months after initial hire date
  • 2nd Bonus - $250 received upon completion of probation – this is in addition to the standard $250 probationary bonus
  • 3rd Bonus - $250 received nine (9) months after initial hire date

Total bonus including standard probationary bonus - $1,000

Still think our pay isn't competitive? We encourage you to take a look at our full benefits package, we think you'll agree that great health insurance and a healthy work-life balance go a long way. 



  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Already have, or ability to obtain a valid Virginia commercial driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. 
  • Have a high school diploma, or GED
  • Moderate experience as an automotive mechanic, or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Already have, or ability to obtain a Commonwealth of Virginia State Inspector License and Type II A/C certification within one year of employment

How to Apply

Apply by submitting an application to the Town of Blacksburg via the link below.

Positions have varying deadlines, but typically close at 5 pm on Friday's.

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