Bus Operator / Light Rail Operator, City (2200/2100)

Category:  Bus Operator/ Conductor Engineer Trainee
Facility: 
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jul 2, 2024
Req ID:  860

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region. SEPTA has become an integral force in the economic success of the Philadelphia region, providing an efficient and reliable source of transportation.

 

We are seeking candidates for the position of Bus/Light Rail Operator, City/Suburban (2200/2100) and Light Rail Operator in City and Suburban Transit that have a desire to serve the public and invest in your future and grow within the company

 

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

 

OVERALL DESCRIPTION

Drive vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules, complying with traffic regulations while ensuring that passengers have a safe ride. Operators will have a guaranteed 40 hours a week.

 

Salary

 

Starting salary is determined by the division you are located at. You can be assigned to either the City or Suburban Transit Division

 

Current pay ranges from $25.17

 

Maximum hourly pay is $34.91 per hour AFTER 4 years of service

 

Operators will have a guaranteed 40 hours a week

*Only guaranteed if physically working

 

Benefit from one of the last companies in the city to offer a pension!!!!

 

 

 

SEPTA provides outstanding benefit and retirement programs:

 

  • Medical Benefits – Current HMO annual premium contribution = 2.5% of 40-hour hourly rate
  • These plans have no employee annual premium contribution:
  • Prescription Benefits Program
    • Dental Benefits
    • Vision Benefits

 

Additional benefits we offer:

 

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid parental leave after one year of employment
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Voluntary Governmental 457B Deferred Comp Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • SEPTA employment also qualifies for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • SEPTA Transportation Pass – FREE travel on all SEPTA modes of transportation

 

 

 

Aspects of this Position

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Drives passenger vehicle while following all safety procedures for vehicle operation. 
  • Stops vehicles at assigned areas so that passengers can board and unload. 
  • Performs pre-trip inspection of vehicles.
  • Announces stops to passengers.
  • Assists passengers, such as elderly or disabled individuals, on and off bus.
  • Answers general questions about bus schedules or routes.
  • Reports delays, passenger emergencies or accidents. 
  • Regulates heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort. 
  • Prepares accident reports when required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 3 years licensed driving experience. 
  • No suspensions and not more than one moving violation in the last 3 years. 
  • Valid driver’s license with no driving with a suspended/revoked license over the past 5 years. 
  • Ability to successfully complete standardized assessment, employment history verification and criminal background check, medical examination including drug screening, and employment interview. 
  • Ability to work various shifts, weekends, holidays, split days off, especially during first two years of employment.
  • Required to be available for all shifts including weekends
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 

 

CDL/CDL Permit Requirements

  • If offered the position after interview candidates will be required to present either a Class B or Class A Commercial License with a Passenger endorsement with no restrictions for driving vehicles with Air Brakes
  • No CDL or Permit - You will be required to obtain a CDL permit (preferably Class B) no later than 2 weeks before the tentative start date.

 

 

 

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia