Transdev School Bus Driver in Dorchester, Massachusetts

Overview

Transdev, formerly Veolia Transportation, is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

Operates a school bus and transports students safely in accordance with Company policy and local, county, state, and federal laws.

Responsibilities

  • Safely operate a vehicle on an assigned route in transporting passengers to and from designated locations, as well as related activities, in a safe, timely manner.

  • Maintain, read and understand route sheets including time changes and notify supervisor immediately of any changes. Maintain good work habits through timeliness and low absenteeism for daily assignments and extra trips.

  • Properly care for the assigned vehicle and its component parts as prescribed by the company to ensure safety, minimize wear and to extend its useful life.

  • Operate the two-way communication equipment correctly and according to company policy.

  • Inspect each vehicle before, during and after each trip using correct procedures and complete all necessary forms and reports. Operate the vehicle and stop to allow passengers to board and disembark using safe and responsible procedures.

  • Operate adaptive transportation lift to board and discharge challenged passengers using safe and responsible procedures.

  • Keep vehicle clean and orderly with daily cleaning after each route operated, as well as check for lost items.

  • Maintain a presentable appearance which includes being properly dressed according to company standards, neat grooming and good hygiene.

  • Maintain a cooperative attitude with fellow employees, supervisors, passengers, always promoting company goodwill.

  • Must be able to fuel vehicle in accordance with company standards.

  • Control emergency situations in proper manner.

  • Control vehicle keys, fueling slip receipts, pre-trip and post-trip forms while in possession, and turn in to dispatch as required by your supervisor.

  • Successfully complete driving skills evaluation.

  • Attend all required in-service training, company required safety meetings and training, and any other required meetings.

  • Must be able to comply with all contractual obligations as well as all local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of the vehicle.

  • Immediately report every accident, no matter how insignificant the accident may appear.

  • Accurately maintain proper shift documentation reports, and records.

  • Follow the correct end-of-shift procedures.

  • Follows all safety policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Education, Licensing, and Certifications :

  • High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED.

  • Must have a satisfactory driving record.

  • Must possess a valid Class B or higher Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.

  • Must meet the requirements to attain and maintain a Department of Public Utilities (DPU) School Bus license.

Experience :

  • Must be a licensed motor vehicle operator for at least three (3) years .

  • Previous bus or other heavy duty vehicle driving experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Must exhibit both written and spoken communication skills and communicate effectively.

  • Must be able to read a map and possess knowledge of the service area.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours.

  • Must be hospitable, guest/customer service oriented, and be willing to serve the needs of passengers.

  • Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving.

  • Ability to safely drive various vehicles.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors and passengers.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to perform duties under varying weather conditions.

  • Ability to make independent judgments which have moderate impacts on the organization.

  • Must undergo a pre-employment drug test and physical by a company appointed physician/facility and receive clearance.

Travel requirement (as a percent): 100% of time is spent in the field.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

  • Must submit to drug testing; background screenings; and a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.

  • Must be able to maintain a DOT medical card.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 90% of work is accomplished outside or in a vehicle. Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold and in wet and/or humid conditions.

  • Less than 10% of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities.

  • Exposure to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibrations with moderate noise.

  • Frequently required to sit.

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to manipulate, handle or feel; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear.

  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, legs, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, crouch or crawl.

  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule as needed.

  • Occasionally required to lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds.

  • The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, night vision, and ability to adjust focus.

For more information please visit our website at www.transdevna.com/careers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Lifting, pulling and pushing are among the physical requirements of performing work in this position. Specific required limits of weight are determined by location site. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2018-8746

Position Category Driver/Operator - Bus, Paratransit, Taxi, Limo, Shuttle

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 603,604,605,606

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Services