Student Job Board

Local business owners, human resource managers and employers offering employment opportunities in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties have provided the current job opportunities listed below. Current Career Tech students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  Click here to add your employment opportunity to the community job posting.


Location:  1401 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City, 49686
Phone: Mike Hammond @ 231-929-1601

Posted:  9.15.23

To Apply:  Stop In 

Job Description:  We are looking for a reliable individual (s) who are mechanically inclined with servicing and trouble shooting Air Compressors. Electrical experience is a plus but not required. Willing to train the right person. Locations of work are Northern Michigan.  Wage is relative to experience. Wages to be increased at the end of a 60 day Probationary period. Competitive wages, take home vehicle as soon as you are qualified, paid Holidays and Vacation.

Pay Scale:  $17-$28 hourly based on experience


We are hiring for a variety of positions including:
Ground Operations Agent
Line Tech
Aircraft Fueler
Ticket Counter Agent

Location:  1150 Airport Access Road Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone: Pierce Russell @ 616.295.4235


Posted:  9.20.23

To Apply:  Stop in, Schedule an appointment, Email inquiry, Phone call

Job Description:  Ground Operations Agent ~ Marshaling, Loading and unloading aircraft, operating ground based equipment, deicing, aircraft servicing, and preparing aircraft for flight (commercial aviation). This position is currently has the most openings.

Line Tech ~ Assisting flight crew, marshaling, operating ground based equipment, deicing, aircraft servicing, and preparing aircraft for flight (private aviation).

Aircraft Fueler ~ Fuel aircraft with appropriate fuel type and document fuel loads (commercial and private aviation).

Ticket Counter Agent ~ Checking passengers in, weighing and tagging baggage, assisting with itinerary changes, assisting during boarding, operating the jet bridge, assisting flight crew, and preparing aircraft for flight (commercial aviation).

We also offer a plethora of other positions but are currently looking for candidates to fill these roles.

Pay Scale:  $14 - $18 starting


Entry or Mid-Level Technician

Location:  7560 Rapid City Rd, Rapid City, MI 49676
Phone: David Schaefer @ (231)384-2175

Posted:  11.2.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  Entry or mid level technician with a passion for diesel trucks and eager to learn and improve.

Pay Scale:  $16-$20/hr starting with large room for growth.



Ford Technician

Location:  1 American Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: Ashley Bond @ 248-330-6539

Posted:  9.18.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  Ford Technician

Pay Scale:  Varies by dealership


CNC & Grind Machinist

Location:  2155 Traversefield Dr., Traverse City, 49686
Phone: Lori Gajdzik @ 847-717-2642

Posted:  10.27.23

To Apply:  Phone Call 

Job Description:  The CNC & Grind Machinist is responsible for programming, set-up, and operation of CNC mills, lathes, and/or grinding machines. This role is responsible for the efficient run of production lots and inspection of work produced using a wide range of precision measurement instruments.

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

LOCATION: Traverse City, MI

RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform all assigned machine shop operations: turning, milling, grinding, drilling, tapping, de-burring, etc. Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions to management or designee. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean, orderly condition and follow prescribed safety procedures. Perform inspection of machined products, document results. Complete and maintain paperwork for parts. Requirements

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required. Certificate from a technical school majoring in Machine Tool Technology or similar course curriculum required. A minimum of two years of experience as a Machinist accepted in lieu of certificate.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Machinist required. Experience with Mazak and Okuma CNC mills, lathes and grinding machines required. Experience with common manufacturing materials and machining processes required. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Ability to work cooperatively and professionally required. Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and 5-S practices strongly preferred.

SPECIFIC TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE: Ability using a wide range of precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, etc. Production machining experience with ability to finish to specifications. Skill in load / unload parts on machines to support maximum spindle utilization time. Skill in inspection of machined parts to verify conformance to customer requirements. Ability to detect malfunctions in machine operations, such as worn or damaged cutting tools. Ability to work from engineering drawings. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, paid holidays and long-term disability. Hardinge Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veteran/Disability

Pay Scale:  $20-25/hour, room to advance


Administrative Assistant 

Location:  Traverse City, MI 49696
Phone: Cassy Thorne @ 231-350-6201

Posted:  10.3.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  We are looking for the perfect candidate to fill a full-time Administrative Assistant position with our team! Your primary role will be to work alongside our licensing consultants who are the liaisons between a physician who is applying for their medical license and the medical board that is issuing the license. Daily tasks consist of data organization, filling out online & paper application forms, email/phone correspondence and researching contact information for various medical schools, training facilities and hospitals/medical groups. The licensing consultant you are working with will provide you with daily checklists outlining what needs to be done on a given day. This is an entry-level position but we are also very interested in finding someone who would ultimately like to build a career with our company. This is a specialized industry and we offer on-the-job training and advancement opportunities. Position can be full-time or part-time, with a semi-flexible schedule.

Pay Scale:  $16.00/Hour - Bonus Opportunities - Paid Holidays, Vacation & Sick Time - Health Insurance after 90 days - Life Insurance after 90 days - Matching Retirement/401k Options after 1 year - Yearly Evaluations & Raises - Advancement Opportunities after 90 Days




Ski Hill Operation Positions

Location:  1 Woodridge Rd, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: Jake Wirsching @ 231-334-5154

Posted: 11.9.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  ski hill operations,  lift operator, ski/board instructor, retail associate, rental associate, snow maker, groomer

Pay Scale:  $16-$20 per hour. Seasonal bonus. Free skiing.




Pharmacy Technician

Location:  4900 M-72 East, Williamsburg, Michigan 49690
Phone: Shawn Husband @ Work; 231-534-9810 ext.0, Cell; 231-409-5378

Posted:  11.17.23

To Apply:  Phone Call 

Job Description:  Process prescriptions (data entry on computer, third party processing adjudication of prescription, verify and count medication, label bottle and data verification second check). Assisting patients get and purchase their medications. After passing the Pharmacy Technician University final examination (PTU provided by Meijer) associates are promoted to Licensed Pharmacy Technicians with additional roles and responsibilities including immunizing patients, inventory control and receiving, health risk assessments and third party specialty billing.

Pay Scale:  Starting pay for unlicensed Pharmacy Technician candidate is 16.00/hr.


4-H Program Coordinator

Location:  520 W Front Street, Suite A, Traverse City MI 49684
Phone: Veronica Dragovich @ 231-922-4633

Posted:  10.19.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  4-H Program Coordinator, Grand Traverse County. Michigan 4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan, providing more than 200,000 young people with experiential learning opportunities to explore new interests and discover their passion The 4-H Program Coordinator provides leadership and oversight for growth and management of local 4-H programs, volunteers and youth participants. In this position, you will recruit and train volunteers who will conduct direct programming with youth. You will also conduct some direct programming with youth, but focus will be on developing partnerships and program expansion. You will lead and advise local 4-H groups in managing funds to support 4-H youth work and conduct financial management training to 4-H councils, committees, clubs, etc. on a regular basis. You will be responsible for initiating efforts to expand Extension programs to the unreached, including limited resource families, youth, minorities, and the disabled. Primary program delivery will be through in-school, after-school, and short-term special interest groups. You will plan, organize, and implement youth development programs that are relevant to the needs of residents in Grand Traverse County. Working collaboratively, you will work with other local 4-H staff to prepare and submit the county 4-H youth development program plan, annual reports, and other necessary reports. You will be provided with professional development to help you build skills and knowledge related to volunteer screening and management, youth development, and program management. Through your work, you will create, promote, and represent MSU Extension in activities, meetings, events, etc. in a manner that reflects collegial connection with the community, the research and knowledge of the University, and the goodwill of MSU Extension. There will be space available to work from the Grand Traverse County MSU Extension office.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in program development and management in 4-H or other youth development program. Volunteer management and experience supervising volunteers or of others.  Combination of education and specific, relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.  Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities and proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, color, gender, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, socioeconomic class, and other differences.  Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and use of appropriate approaches, skills, and techniques, which reflect an understanding and awareness of social, cultural, and economic diversity of the target population served.  Experience and proven ability working productively with a team serving in both leadership and contributor roles.  Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.  Proficiency in use of technology (e.g., Zoom, Qualtrics, Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work, record keeping, reporting, and team-based communications.  Travel in local and surrounding communities and occasional long-distance travel is required as a regular part of this position.  Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.  Transportation is the responsibility of the employee.  Other skills and/or physical abilities required to perform duties of the position.

Pay Scale:  45,900 starting salary, comprehensive benefits package


Assistant Preschool Teacher

Location:  Alanson 
Phone: Sandy VanOchten @ 231.346.2135

Posted:  10.15.23

To Apply:  website

Job Description:  Assistant Preschool Teacher

Pay Scale:  $14.78 - $16.63 Summers off, paid time off, flexible hours on some Fridays, work from home on snow days, insurance, continuing education support.   Minimum education requirement is CDA

Entry-Mid Level Mechanic/Technician

Location:  5245 US 31 S, Grawn, Mi 49637
Phone: Scott Blonshine @ 231-943-8772

Posted:  10.5.23

To Apply:  Stop in, Schedule an appointment, Email inquiry, Phone Call 

Job Description:  Entry-Mid Level Mechanic/Technician

Pay Scale:  $16-$25 per hour, benefits after 90 days


Apprentice Plumbers 

Location:  5855 Fish Lake Rd North Branch MI 48461 - This is our home office, our jobs are in Traverse City
Phone: Erika Coster @ 810-656-3080

Posted:  11.28.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  Looking for apprentice plumbers to work alongside master plumbers. Plumbers must be able to perform or learn the following tasks:
- Install pipes and plumbing fixtures
- Visually inspect equipment and operate test equipment such as pressure and vacuum gauges to determine the cause and location of trouble
- Clear obstructions from sink drains and toilets
- Troubleshoot problems and decide how to fix them
- Repair pipes and plumbing fixtures - Communicate change work orders

Pay Scale:  401K, Insurance, PTO $15-$20/hour depending on experience


Customer Service Technician

Location:  2801 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City MI 49686
Phone: Andy Oliver @ 231-946-3980

Posted:  9.16.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  R.M. Young Company is seeking an individual to interface with customers and perform repair and service related activities. Qualified candidates should have electronics technology experience with thorough knowledge of electronic test instrumentation and tools including multimeter, power supplies, oscilloscopes, and soldering. Strong communication skills and working knowledge of office productivity software is necessary

Pay Scale:  This position includes competitive wage and benefits.


CNC Programmer, CMM Programmer, CNC Machinist, Quality Control Technician, Quality Engineer

Location:  2440 Aero Park Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: Meghan Denton- HR Specialist @ 231-493-2781

Posted:  10.20.23

To Apply:  Apply online through Indeed or follow the link on

Job Description:  We have several openings with job descriptions built such as CNC Programmer, CMM Programmer, CNC Machinist, Quality Control Technician, Quality Engineer. Can provide detailed descriptions via email.

Pay Scale:  Varies depending on position- bonuses available like attendance, retention, quarterly.




CAD Drafter/Engineer

Location:  1645 Park Dr, Traverse City MI 49686
Phone: N/A
Email:  Dean Bowles,

Posted:  11.13.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  

“The only higher expectation than yours is ours” is what we live by for our customers and our employees at Strata Design. If your core values foster strong relationships, a strong work ethic, and come with a strong attention to detail, we need to talk. At Strata Design we will provide you with all the tools and training that you need.
Our team is growing, and we are looking for a Millwork CAD/Drafter - Engineer to join us. If you enjoy seeing drawings and lumber turned into functional pieces of art, exceeding people’s expectations, and have a genuine smile while doing it, we would love to speak with you about joining our team. We aren’t looking for just anyone, we want the best.

The Millwork CAD/Drafter - Engineer will take architectural drawings and transform them into working shop drawings for submission and fabrication. This role involves learning to draw and engineer casework and millwork which are typically lobby desks, wall panels, cabinets, and countertops utilizing AutoCAD and Microvellum software for Strata’s commercial cabinet and millwork business. Depending on your knowledge and experience of manufacturing and millwork, we will tailor Strata’s Training Accelerator Readiness System (STARS) to teach you everything you need to know to be successful. Typically, the system has employees rotate through each functional area at Strata including spending some significant amount of time in production learning to run the CNC and build our products.
What we need!  A problem solver that has a strong mechanical sense and ability to visualize 3D… from 2D drawings. • A sense of urgency and a passion for customer and company satisfaction and thoroughness. • A deadline driven attitude that prides itself on time management. • Someone who enjoys improving and learning.

Skills and experience that we value.
• 2D & 3D CAD, preference given to AutoCAD.
• CNC Programming
• Ability to read and review architectural drawings/plans and specifications
. • Architectural Millwork and Cabinet Making and/or installing
. • AWI Standards
• MS Office – Excel and Outlook
• Microvellum software

Additional Skills/interests that might come in handy: (it’s an interesting story – more info available at your interview) • Corn Hole, Mini basketball shooting, golf putting, fowling and dart throwing. • Curling, softball, and bowling experience • BBQ grill skills • Minor League baseball games • Enjoy boat tours with 30 of your closest friends!

Pay Scale:  You will certainly get competitive wages, health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k), quarterly bonuses (in 2021 we shared over $120k with eligible employees) and paid time off, but more importantly you will gain a fulfilling work environment with the opportunity to succeed.
• Continuous Improvement is our expectation, and all of our team members inputs and suggestions are highly valued
. • Access to company financial statements as a part of the “Great Game of Business”
• We operate with a bottom-up approach versus top down as we believe that our success starts with you!
• An opportunity to contribute to the success of Strata Design
• SUPPORT! We give our employees all the tools they need to succeed.
• An atmosphere that you will be proud to share where you work, come ask our current employees!

Seasonal Positions 

Location:  3130 S. Airport Rd W. , Traverse City, MI. 49684
Phone: Kevin McPherson HR @ 231-947-2992

Posted:  10.17.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  We are hiring for all seasonal positions, in all areas. Flexible scheduling, Great Benefits

Pay Scale:  Starting $16.00 per hour

Assistant Teacher

Location:  1027 McRae Hill Rd TC, MI 49685
Phone: Shannon Galla @ 231-346-4968

Posted:  8.31.23

To Apply:  Email Inquiry 

Job Description:  Helping feed and change children, supervision, engaging and helping Lead Teacher with student activities, cleaning, engaging with students

Pay Scale:  Part-time $15-$17/hour,  full-time $15-17 /hour, free Y membership along with health benefits and PTO