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Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency Bus Driver Trainee - Full-Time and Part-Time in Manhattan, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12981541

No experience is needed! We will train you.

We are hiring immediately for a full-time or part-time Bus Driver Trainee that is friendly, reliable, and safety focused. Join our team!

About Us:\ At Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (ATA Bus), we plan, manage, and operate public transportation services within the Manhattan, KS Urbanized area. ATA Bus is committed to offering courteous, safe, and reliable service for all riders regardless of race, gender, age, or disability.

About Our Training Program:\ The CDL Bus Operator with Passenger Endorsement Training Program provides paid training opportunities for qualified candidates to receive on-the-job driving experience and obtain their CDL C with Passenger Endorsement. Trainees will receive hands-on training and assistance to learn the many aspects of safely operating a commercial passenger vehicle according to state and federal regulations.

What will a Trainee learn?

  • Rules and Regulations
  • Inspections, Reports, and Documentation
  • Bus and Passenger Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Route Familiarization
  • Driving Instruction

Upon successful passing of examinations and practical demonstrations at points throughout the Training Program, Trainees may be transitioned to full-time or part-time Bus Operator positions.

What Our Bus Driver Trainees Do:

  • Participate in classroom instruction, hands-on driving, and online practice training.
  • Learn and adhere to all safety and traffic rules, agency regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure the well-being of all.
  • Drive a passenger van on Demand Response routes.
  • Provide reliable transportation services to the public by operating vehicles safely and carefully.
  • Inspect vehicles by checking gas, oil, and water levels before departure.
  • Utilize software using a tablet device to track vehicle and rider information.
  • Always observe all traffic rules and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Adhere to KDOT regulations when riders using wheelchairs are boarding or exiting.
  • Communicate effectively and interact with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to work overtime as needed.