Our bus operators are the face of UTA! Safety and excellent customer service are the top priority for this position and UTA is working diligently to identify and hire the best and brightest for this critical role. We will teach you everything you need to know about how to operate UTA passenger buses and keep customers and equipment safe. Enjoy performing standard pre-trip/post-trip vehicle inspections, communicating information to the dispatch center, customers and supervisors, answer questions from customers and others, collect passenger fare, and follow UTA guidelines, operating rules and procedures. If you are seeking a long-term, fulfilling career, consider becoming a Bus Operator for UTA. Opportunities for advancement are impressive, benefits are incredible, and the security of knowing you work for a highly successful and stable organization in service to the community brings a sense of peace, belonging, and progress.
*All UTA Operators can enjoy a $2,000 Hiring Incentive. Ask for details!*
Completion of UTA’s PAID Bus Operator Training/Certification Program, including passing all required exams.
One year in a customer service role with ability to solve problems and resolve customer inquiries.
At least 21 years of age.
Safe driver with a valid driver license and no more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years.
No convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or any drugs within the past 10 years.
Familiar with the Wasatch Front is preferred but not required.
Obtain and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card (paid by UTA)
Pass the written Class “B” CDL test, with Air Brakes and Passenger Endorsement tests prior to the start of the paid training program
Communicate with supervisors and customers and maintain good interpersonal relations, both orally and over the radio
Read and understand training materials, operating manuals and operating and safety rules directives
Prepare legible written reports of incidents and accidents
Operate any and all passenger buses safely
Report for assigned shift on time
Meet schedule demands, scheduled shifts, and scheduled departures
Perform the physical requirements of the job to include regular walking, floor to waist lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally/carrying up to 15 lbs occasionally, reaching, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crouching, balancing, bending, and prolonged periods of sitting and standing
This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
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An equivalent combination or relevant education and experience.
Pay Rate: $20.00/hr training for up to nine (9) weeks. $23.75/hr after training with guaranteed pay increases every six months for the next four years up to $28.00/hr