Bus Operator Job Description

Bus Operator Job Description

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Bus operator provides any other documentation as mandated under federal and state regulations for CDL licenses.

Bus Operator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective bus operator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included bus operator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Processes work orders (with the use of computers, scanning devices, ) in adherence to the production schedule or expedited orders
Reports non-conforming items
Provide customer service including greeting, arrival statement
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Gwinnett County in a safe and courteous manner
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around YOLO Countyin a safe and courteous manner
Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Los Angeles - LACMTAin a safe and courteous manner
Show proficiency in handling and maneuvering school bus
Be patient and courteous at all times when working with students, parents, school, and transportation department officals and general public
Drives assigned routes timely and safely
Drives special routes timely and safely

Bus Operator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Bus Operator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DOT, MRPT, CDL, US

Education for Bus Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the bus operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Athletic, Faculty, Graduate, Business, Nursing, Visual and Performing Arts, Health and Wellness, Foundation, Management

Skills for Bus Operator

Desired skills for bus operator include:

DOT/CDL regulations
City of Fayetteville
Surrounding areas
University of Arkansas campus
Service area
Student discipline procedure
OH&S and environmental policies and procedures
Basic travel requirements and restrictions
Federal and state traffic laws and DOT/CDL regulations
Operation and maintenance of commercial transportation vehicles

Desired experience for bus operator includes:

Assemble standard Sentron products according to standard procedures
Must submit to drug testing and a criminal background check
Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules
Primarily seated in vehicle
Class B or higher/ CDL with passenger & airbrakes endorsements or Class B Permit
Clean driving record, must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test

Bus Operator Examples

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Bus Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of bus operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for bus operator
  • Performs pre/post trip inspections of bus before and after each driving assignment
  • Provides for maintenance of bus and other equipment
  • Attends safety, in-service, and other meetings scheduled by school or transportation department supervisor
  • Keeps the bus clean
  • Maintain a list of riders, route summaries and directions of travel for routes on the bus
  • Notify appropriate personnel when it is necessary to be off the bus
  • Makes recommendations to supervisor of unsafe stops and other unsafe conditions
  • Provides reports required by principal or supervisor
  • Attends re-training sessions as needed
  • Abides by all traffic regulations and laws
Qualifications for bus operator
  • Detect, report and document unusual conditions, defective material or specific problems related to quality, safety and delivery
  • Ability to work in a team environment, multi-task, cross-train and perform within production requirements is required
  • Experience in Bus Plug operations a plus
  • Previous experience in Bus Plugs a plus
  • Will train to obtain a Valid Texas Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger & School Bus endorsements
  • Ability to pass alcohol and drug test
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Bus Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of bus operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for bus operator
  • Dresses appropriately to ensure the safe operation of the school bus
  • Develop and foster a strong working relationship with all riders and co-workers
  • Fuel vehicle according to company policy
  • Maintain ridership information and report per company processes
  • Understands and monitors D.O.T
  • Transport customers to specific destinations, whether the destination is in town or across the United States
  • Operate a large over the road motor coach in a safe, efficient, and professional manner
  • Properly load luggage and other items on the bus for safety
  • Minor vehicle maintenance as needed
  • Clean bus interior and exterior to keep up vehicle condition and appearance
Qualifications for bus operator
  • The rules of safe driving and the provisions of the State of California Vehicle Code pertaining to operation of vehicles assigned
  • State of California General Industrial Safety orders related to the assigned tasks
  • The principles and procedures of recordkeeping as required by DOT
  • Basic computer literacy including light use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook for e-mailing and scheduling
  • Manual dexterity for handling equipment parts
  • Mechanical aptitude for operating equipment, performing checks and recognizing irregularities
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Bus Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of bus operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for bus operator
  • Fuel bus as needed
  • Provide customer service to meet passenger needs by loading and unloading supplies, luggage, or any materials relating to the trip
  • Work with passengers to meet their needs to make the trip as enjoyable as possible
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections on bus for mechanical problems as required by law
  • Complete trip log and inspection paperwork properly as required by law
  • Advise maintenance personnel of vehicle problems or of maintenance needs
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around location in safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Stanford, Cain a safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around YOLO County in safe and courteous manner
  • Provide the highest level of customer service to all passengers
Qualifications for bus operator
  • Maintain a safe work area and a focus on safety to reduce the opportunity for injury to passengers, self or other employees
  • Reliable in attendance accompanied by a positive attitude
  • Properly document all activities in accordance with local policies and procedures
  • Successfully perform scheduled manifest by picking up all clients on time and delivering them to their destinations safely and within a specific time frame
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers by use of appropriate on-board restraints as required
  • Communicate effectively with dispatch via two way radio
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Bus Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a bus operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for bus operator
  • Learns D.O.T
  • Learns to maintain ridership information and report per company processes and maintain route standards and only stray from designated route with permission of management or law enforcement
  • Monitor the farebox, challenge fare irregularities
  • Periodically participates in mandated meetings and in-service programs during traditional and non-traditional workdays and work hours as required by OSD/OSSB
  • Lifts and moves heavy and/or bulky objects or children weighing up to 100 lbs
  • Maintains cleanliness of windows and interior of bus on a daily basis
  • Washes bus exterior, fueling and providing minor service to vehicles
  • Maintains general cleanliness of transportation depots if necessary
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers around Lancasterin a safe and courteous manner
  • Drive a transit bus and transport passengers throughout Phoenix in a safe and courteous manner
Qualifications for bus operator
  • Provide excellent assistance in boarding and de-boarding of passengers, supply route information, and respond appropriately in the event of emergency
  • Accurately collect and reconcile cash fares collected from customers
  • Ability to sit 70%, twisting/reaching 5%, bending 5%, gripping 5%, kneeling 5%, bending/squatting 5%, overhead/above shoulder reaching 5%
  • Lift up to 10 pounds, push/pull up to 250 pounds (person in a wheel chair)
  • Ability to learn transit routes and schedules and adapt to changes
  • Must be able to maintain a DOT medical card
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Bus Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a bus operator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for bus operator
  • Perform quality checks and accurately complete all paper work
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic machine issues
  • May need to move from machine to machine depending on work load
  • May perform perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned
  • The daily inspection of the bus(s) and will communicate deficiencies to the supervisor, or request a work order to correct concerns
  • Fueling the bus, checking all fluids, pressures, and adding fluids as needed
  • Maintaining records that include daily passenger logs and maintenance schedules
  • Cleaning the bus daily
  • Picking up and delivering students and campus staff to scheduled stops, such as off-site construction project sites, the local hospital, SUNY Delhi Health Center, lower campus, and other approved locations
  • Providing excellent customer service to patrons
Qualifications for bus operator
  • Ability to manage change in a busy environment required
  • Department Of Transportation Medical Card Clearance
  • High school graduate/GED or one year previous driving experience required in lieu of high school diploma/GED
  • Must have a current CDL with Passenger endorsement
  • Record-keeping abilities
  • Willing to maintain a clean bus atmosphere

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