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Company: First Transit
Location: Avondale
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

Now Hiring Drivers Location: 395 E. Lower Buckeye Rd., Avondale, AZ 85323 First Transit provide transportation via Avondale Microtransit. Each day our drivers transport individuals who rely on our service to doctors' appointments, work, grocery stores, and much, much more! As a Microtransit Operator you would provide our clients with the freedom and independence of reliable, safe transportation. If you love helping people and driving – come work for us! That is exactly why our drivers say this is the “lots ­of-freedom, life-changing, love-what-you-do” line of work! We are proud to offer these great benefits to our drivers:

  • $19/hr - $21/hr depending on experience
  • Mon-Fri shifts (4-10's)
  • Attractive benefits package, including 401(k) with company contribution, medical, dental and vision
  • Paid PTO/Vacation
  • Cutting Edge Paid Training
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Year-round work
  • Freedom of being out on the open road (No desk work!)
  • GPS guidance in all vehicles
  • Making a real difference in the lives of the passengers you serve RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Transports passengers to and from designated virtual stops, and fixed route transfer points as assigned throughout each service zone.
    • Collects cash fares as required and understands the overall fare structure as it relates to the direct service and connecting transit services.
    • Provides information to passengers regarding the Microtransit service and connecting transit service.
    • Operates wheelchair lift when necessary and secures passengers in accordance with company requirements.
    • Operates 2-way radio and Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) to communicate with Dispatch to report accidents, emergencies, schedule delays, equipment failure and/or unusual circumstances.
    • Documents pre, post trip inspections and incidents are required. EXPERIENCE:
      • Have good verbal communication skills.
      • Are at least 21 years old.
      • Have held a valid driver's license for at least 3 years.
      • Subject to DOT drug testing. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason. Knowledge of:
        • Microtransit, fixed route, or paratransit.
        • Service area.
        • Defensive driving and safe vehicle operation. Abilities To:
          • Work independently to perform a variety of functions while working in a dynamic environment with changing priorities to meet established deadlines.
          • Exhibit problem-solving skills and exceptional customer service.
          • Has the desire to care for the organization's well-being and for the co-workers he/she interacts with.
          • Be open to collaborate and work in a team-oriented and helping environment.
          • Possess a positive attitude, and ability to practice good judgement, while open to receiving/providing feedback.
          • Foster a culture that values critical thinking and problem solving; and encourages constructive feedback and engagement. 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.

Keywords: First Transit, Avondale , Driver, Professions , Avondale, Arizona

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