MILLER TRANSIT LIMITED – DRIVER RECRUITMENT
- Resume/Application Submission
Please be advised that advertised Transit Driver opportunities are for full-time employment only. In order to be considered for a Transit Driver employment opportunity, you must submit your resume online. All resumes/applications for Transit Drivers are kept on file for a period of 1 year for future opportunities. Please note that applicants must possess a valid BZ license in good standing to qualify for the Transit Driver position. License upgrades from a G to a BZ are currently not done during the training.
- Interview and Testing
Applicants who best meet the requirements of the position will be contacted by email to attend an interview and written testing session. The interview and testing session are by invitation only. Those applicants who successfully complete the written testing will be invited back for a road testing session. The first module, STRADA psychometric assessment is administered through CUTA (Canadian Urban Transit Association) on behalf of Miller Transit. STRADA is a computer-based evaluation designed to help assess your match with the Transit Operator position. The psychometric assessment should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Testing will take place at the Miller Transit office. The other written test administered is a written test designed to evaluate applicants on defensive driving and rules of the road. When attending Module 1, the written/psychometric testing, applicants must bring with them:
-Legible photocopy of their valid driver’s license.
-Provision of current driver’s abstract (should be valid and obtained no more than 30 days prior to assessment date) – the cost of obtaining this document is at the expense of the candidate. Applicants with demerit points on their driver’s abstract will not be considered. You cannot complete the STRADA psychometric assessment unless you bring the above noted documents to your assessment.
Module 2 – Applicants who qualify after Module 1, STRADA psychometric assessment, written test and interview will be contacted by email to attend a road test.
Miller Transit is an equal opportunity employer and interviews are conducted in a fair and consistent manner.
- Candidate Pool
Successful candidates will be placed on a candidate list for potential positions. Candidates are placed in the order that their applications are received. As positions become available, successful candidates from the list are contacted to start the reference stage.
Only professional contacts and one personal contact will be accepted for references.
Successful candidates must take part in eight (8) weeks of mandatory in-house training, which will address:
* Miller Transit System Rules and Regulations
* Route training
* Revenue Service Training
* Corporate Courses – First Aid, Public Relations, Accessibility, Violence in the Workplace, etc.
- Regular Service
Once employees have successfully completed their in-house training, they will be assigned their shift and work hours.
Qualifications: Applicants interested in applying for the Transit Driver position must:
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada (eg. Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or valid work permit.)
- Possess a Grade 12 education or equivalent
- Must possess strong verbal and written English language skills
- Excellent customer service skills and communicating with the public
- Hold a valid BZ driver’s license in good standing
- A clean driver’s abstract and commercial vehicle operator’s registration is required
- Willing to work split shifts, night shifts and weekend shifts on a rotating basis.
- You must own or have access to reliable transportation to come and go from work.
Physical Demands of the job:
The individuals interested in this position must be capable of meeting the physical demands of the job. Those demands include but are not limited to: sitting for prolonged periods of time, using extreme motion such as gripping, reaching, push/pull of steering wheel, twisting and turning of neck, sensory/perceptual demands along with good concentration, visual acuity and colour vision deemed safe for driving to judge distances, fine finger movements such as keying data in the farebox keypad.
WHAT TO EXPECT in the role of Transit Driver with Miller Transit:
- You will operate various conventional buses on routes and time schedules or charters as required.
- You will be responsible for collecting fares; responding to customer inquiries concerning transit information and ensuring the safety of all customers.
- You will be required to consistently demonstrate at all times attentiveness, good judgment, safe driving habits, and an ability to deal effectively and professionally with all customers.
- Each day is unique so flexibility is required of this job; this is a unionized position.
SCHEDULED SERVICE HOURS
Miller Transit operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Operators will be required to work weekends and holidays. As an Operator you will be required to work a variety of split shifts, including day and night shifts. Also, an Operator’s days off may not be consecutive or consistent. The shift work required will have an impact on your personal life. We recommend that all applicants consider this aspect of the job very seriously. Some challenges include: weather conditions, construction, traffic, and difficult customers. Operators must adhere to a set schedule in which tardiness has a significant negative impact on service.
If you are interested in a career as a Transit Driver at Miller Transit, please submit a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org