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Transit Bus Driver - Linx+ Specialized Transit

Location 445 Laclie Street, Orillia, ON Canada L3V 6J6
Phone Number 705-326-7376
Division First Student Canada
Categories Drivers
Req ID 37269

 

First Student is the service provider for the Simcoe County Linx Transit Service in the County of Simcoe.  We have a full-time opening in Midland, ON and are actively searching for an empathetic individual who can demonstrate a strong work ethic, and excellent customer service.  Benefit package included for full-time positions.  A valid Class B License is required for this position

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Safely drives and maintains the appearance of the interior of the bus.  Provides safe, reliable, and efficient transportation adhering to all First Transit and County of Simcoe policies and procedures

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drives Linx+ Specialized transit vehicle in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout the contracted service area within a daily assigned time schedule
  • Assist in the boarding of passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids and is required to properly secure wheelchairs and scooters
  • Maintains a strong attendance record
  • Performs pre/post trip vehicle inspections as required
  • Possess a functional knowledge of the demographics of the service area
  • Stops at designated points to load and/or unload passengers
  • Notifies dispatch of deviations, overload, accidents, passenger incidents, medical/behavioral problems, or bus mechanical/electrical trouble
  • Assures that fares are deposited into the fare box and dispenses information.  Advises passengers of rules and regulations when necessary
  • Completes and submits written reports concerning passengers and all accidents
  • Operates on-board computer destination signs
  • Assumes any and all other duties assigned

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • High School Graduate
  • Class B driving license, clear driver abstract, VSS, First Aid, Transit Experience an asset

 

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English and perform basic mathematical procedures
  • Ability to work under stress and meet strict timelines
  • The ability to work early morning hours
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision
  • Must read and understand street signs, route sheets and maps
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work rotating shift hours and days assigned including weekends

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to verbally communicate with passengers and dispatchers/road supervisors including use of a 2-way radio and PA system
  • Possess excellent or corrected vision to allow operator to have the ability to read and comprehend written material.  Must have good depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision, and color perception as is required to drive a motorized vehicle
  • Possess a full range of sense of hearing, including tone, pitch, and volume when operating transit vehicle, using 2-way radio, and assisting passengers and public
  • Must have good manual dexterity in order to perform the basic functions of the MDT keypad.  Required to reach, grasp, and use multiple objects which include but are not limited to:  a 2-way radio, door control, PA microphone, steering wheel, wheelchair lift control, and bus door control
  • Required to sit while operating vehicle approximately 75% of the work day.  The remaining 25% of the day will require the operator to move both in the internal and exterior perimeters of the bus, including a pre-trip inspection of the vehicle by walking around and through the vehicle
  • Ability to push/pull tension of at least 50 pounds and ability to bend and stoop/kneel to assist passengers boarding and securing in wheelchair/scooters and/or to retrieve equipment; safety boots required.  Twist at the knee and waist when operating vehicle, performing vehicle inspections, and securing wheelchairs.  Reach forward, rearward, upward, and downward when operating vehicle, performing vehicle inspections, and securing wheelchairs
  • Subject to wet, cold, and/or hot environmental conditions
  • Subject to a low risk of injury due to vehicle accident, mechanical failure, fire, and/or explosion
  • Subject to vehicle noise and vibration while operating transit vehicle
  • Subject to vehicle exhaust fumes and odors, road dusts, and mist

 

 

 

 

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Indigenous peoples and members of a visible minority. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all. First is committed to providing reasonable accommodation at all stages of the hiring process and encourage all applicants who may require such accommodation to let us know.

 

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