Bus Operator

at Greater Portland Metro in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Reports to work as scheduled and locates the assigned bus in the garage.
  • Performs pre and post-bus Inspection inspects bus and reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate shop personnel for correction.
  • Operates Bus in a safe and professional manner following an assigned schedule.
  • Provides courteous passenger assistance as necessary; has a strong working knowledge of Metro Schedule and connecting services so as to provide transfer and related service information to passengers as requested in a courteous manner.
  • Collects fares and properly classifies passengers and counts revenue
  • Reports delays, breakdowns, and accidents using proper radio protocol; make written reports of all accidents and incidents involving his/her bus.
  • Reminds and works with individuals to be seated and orderly while the vehicle is in motion; enforces drinking, nonsmoking and related municipal codes and agency regulations.
  • Complies with all local traffic regulations.
  • Maintains appearance, behavioral and physical standards necessary to fulfill the agency's essential mission.
  • Maintains friendly, professional and efficient manner in passenger relations.
  • Complies with all ADA regulations (callouts, wheelchair securement, lift cycling, assisting
  • passengers, etc.) and other Policies and Procedures.
  • Participates in safety and related training programs that are made available.
  • Understand, comply with, and enforce when necessary all regulations and policies governing the Metro System.


Essential Aptitudes and Functions:


  • Reliable and Dependable and maintains excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills and has social perceptiveness skills
  • Possess and ability to maintain outstanding customer service skills
  • Required ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Possesses the ability to be compassionate towards passengers and co-workers
  • Ability to create detailed, legible, and timely incident/accident reports
  • Possess excellent time management skills
  • Dependable, trustworthy, and maintains a high level of integrity with regard to their work
  • Can utilize common sense, company policies and think quickly to adapt and solve problems
  • Maintains an excellent driving record and is safety is a focused
  • Adaptable and is flexible with work schedule
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Job Posting: 573009

Posted On: Jul 20, 2021

Updated On: Aug 25, 2021