First Canada, our nation's largest provider of bus passenger transportation, has openings for full time 'Transit Drivers' with benefits.
We have recently been awarded a contract to provide Transit Service in the County of Simcoe. We will provide service between Penetang and Barrie in 30 foot Conventional Buses and Special Transit Mini Buses.
There will be additional routes serving the communities of Collingwood, Orillia, Alliston and Orillia in the near future.
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 one of several different transit or company non-revenue vehicles in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout the contracted service area within a daily assigned time schedule
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
Assist in the boarding of passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids and is required to properly secure wheelchairs and scooters
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
Attend 12 monthly mandatory safety workshops held outside of regular working hours (possibly weekend)
Minimum Education / Certifications :
High school Graduate, Class BZ 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 shift hours and days assigned
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.
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
First Canada is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority.