Job Postings

If you have job opportunities related to the field of transportation, please email your posting to ctscig@umn.edu.

Jobs are posted to the CTS website within one week of submission. Postings will remain online for one month or until the application deadline expires, unless CTS is otherwise notified. Posting accuracy is the responsibility of the employer. CTS reserves the right to edit postings for length and format.


Research Assistant, Accessibility Observatory

Center for Transportation Studies
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description

This student position supports research conducted by the Accessibility Observatory in the Center for Transportation Studies. The position reports to the director of the Accessibility Observatory. The Accessibility Observatory is a leading national resource for the research and application of accessibility-based transportation system evaluation.

In particular, this position will support the Observatory’s National Accessibility Evaluation project, as well as other projects related to destination access, transportation planning, and land-use planning.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Collecting, organizing, processing, and analyzing data about transportation and land use
  • Creating and contributing to reports, tables, and charts describing research results
  • Creating, improving, and using software and scripting tools for analysis of geospatial data
  • Assisting with planning for report publication and outreach
  • Presenting report contents to various audiences

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

This position is limited to current registered students in a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree program at the University of Minnesota.

Applicants must also be:

  • Pursuing a graduate degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Civil Engineering, or a related field
  • Familiar with data analysis methods
  • Familiar with geospatial data processing concepts and tools
  • Experienced in preparing research reports and/or publications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using data and geospatial analysis software such as R, ArcGIS, QGIS, and PostGIS
  • Experience achieving data analysis goals using computer programming languages such as Python and SQL
  • Experience using LaTeX for document publication

How to Apply

Apply on the U of M jobs web page (job ID 348789). The position will remain open until filled.


Field Engineering Technician

May Mobility
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by an innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think.

This position's primary role will be hands-on support of the operational fleet. The technician will work intimately with the electromechanical elements of the system to ensure the success of the launch and safety of the autonomous operation. This is an on-site role, based out of Grand Rapids, MN. Onsite employees work on-site in an office at least four times a week and have a dedicated workstation with a monitor, keyboard, etc.

This position will:

  • Coordinate and implement vehicle upfits to support fleet upgrades and initiatives and complete build of the shuttles.
  • Debug electrical and mechanical issues on the shuttles as they arise 
  • Execute on-site testing of feature improvements
  • Perform preventative maintenance on May Shuttles 
  • Record issues found and resolutions 
  • Assist in testing the autonomous operation of the vehicle to ensure it follows May’s standards for safety and rider comfort 
  • Implement hardware changes in the field and ensures that they are safe and ready for release 
  • Communicate issues and successes to the USA based engineering team, and drives resolution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or relevant experience
  • Experience and comfort in computing environments, especially Linux
  • Proficiency in mechanical and/or electrical design 
  • Knowledge of automotive systems, including wire harnesses and basic mechanical subsystems 
  • Ability to debug and modify mechanical and electrical systems 
  • Systems-level thinking
  • Experience with CAN systems, including debugging and modification 
  • Knowledge of automotive operation and maintenance 
  • Minimum two years professional experience working on automotive systems

How to Apply

Visit job posting page to submit an application. The position will remain open until filled.


Site Supervisor

May Mobility
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description

Do you love learning about new technology? Are you an empathetic communicator and collaborative problem solver? Can you bring an exceptional balance of people skills and process-driven focus to a team? Are you capable of thriving in a startup environment where no two days are the same, and willing to tackle both large and small tasks with an all-hands-on-deck mentality? Do you have a high level of personal responsibility that allows you to lead by example, work independently for long periods of time, and easily navigate between smooth and hectic shifts?

If you answered yes to these questions, this could be the role for you!

May Mobility is entering into an exciting phase of growth as the company expands its first-of-its-kind autonomous shuttle and mobility services across the nation. This site supervisor position will be part of the local team in Grand Rapids, MN. This is an on-site role. On-site employees work in an office at least four times a week and have a dedicated workstation with a monitor, keyboard, etc.

The site supervisor will work independently and alongside their teammates to ensure a safe and positive experience for riders, contracted autonomous vehicle operators, and customers by coordinating daily logistics and handling any issues that arise. The position will report directly to the site manager and will be vital in ensuring May Mobility exceeds expectations for customer satisfaction.

This position will:

  • Ensure that operations during each shift follow rigorous safety guidelines; continuously develop a culture of safety that is beyond reproach
  • Follow daily protocols and track site performance metrics to systematically improve outcomes
  • Become an expert in quickly collecting, documenting, and reporting feedback on mechanical and vehicle-related issues to the engineering team; collaborate with engineers and other team members to troubleshoot and handle escalations that could negatively impact operations
  • Create a work environment that values all team members
  • Cover shifts across days and times that fall outside normal business hours

Qualifications

Required

  • One or more years of experience as a people leader in a fast-adapting and customer-focused environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across multiple platforms; strict attention to detail in every situation
  • High comfort level with making judgment calls in ambiguous situations
  • Understanding of best practices when it comes to top-notch customer service
  • Ability to work effectively with team members at all levels of the organization

Preferred

  • Three or more years of experience as a people leader in a fast-adapting and customer-focused environment
  • Associates degree or higher in business, technical operations, or related area
  • Prior experience in operations or logistics
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite

    How to Apply

    Visit job posting page to submit an application. The position will remain open until filled.