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Driver at North American Central School Bus


North American Central School Bus Bloomington, IL (Onsite) Full-Time
Job Purpose

Primary Responsibility is to safely transport passengers in multiple types of vehicles, including those with manual and automatic transmissions.

Major Responsibilities

* Drives a regular route, is a regular, spare or charter driver. Safe operation of transportation vehicle.
* Read and understand street signs, route sheets and maps.
* Complete pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the bus, including child checks.
* Assists students in the loading and unloading process, including wheelchair lift.
* Cooperates and communicates with school personnel, parents and students.
* Attend all safety and training meetings.
* Conducts emergency evacuation from the bus, including exiting from the emergency door.
* Cleans the insides of the bus including sweeping, dusting and cleaning windows. Cleans outside windows of the bus.
* Other specialized functions as required by contract.
* Responsible for student management.
* Ability to learn & follow a route sheet/electronic routing device.

Minimum Education & Certifications Required

* High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
* Possess or have the ability to obtain CDL Operator's license with required endorsements & other state or local permits as required.

Experience & Skills Required

* Good verbal communication skills.
* The ability to work early morning hours.
* Must be able to work without direct supervision.
* Must maintain a professional and respectful attitude toward fellow employees and customers.
* Dress in a professional and appropriate manner for a business environment.
* Perform all job functions in the safest manner adhering to OSHA guidelines & other applicable Federal & State laws.
* Execute all job duties while following company policy and procedure.
* Ability to use or learn to use internet, additional programs as required and office equipment, including fax and phones or other electronic devices.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

* Ability to successfully complete and maintain dexterity test and DOT physical and comply with drug free workplace policy.
* School bus yard / Office / On-the-road.
* Physical requirements include:
* Pushing / Pulling: Opening service door, emergency door, bus hood, steering, windows, applying service & parking brake, adjusting mirrors & wheelchairs, student evacuations dragging up to 120 lbs and for up to 40 feet.
* Lifting: Bus hood, trash box, challenged passenger into their seats, wheel chocks, tire chains, emergency equipment. Up to 40 lbs.
* Walking: Crossing lot, up and down bus aisle, around exterior of bus.
* Sitting: Up to 2-3 hours.
* Climbing: Steps in and out of bus, cleaning windshield, under hood inspection, multiple times a day.
* Reaching: Under hood inspection, cleaning windows, applying tie-downs, safety vests, car seats, adjust mirrors, opening emergency door from ground, checking roof hatch, applying service brake, clutch and accelerator.
* Gripping: Doors, knobs, switches, handles, etc.
* Hearing: Detecting problems with passengers on bus, emergency vehicles, unusual engine noises, normal conversation.
* Bending / Stooping / Squatting: Pre-trip inspection, applying tie-downs, sweeping, checking for sleeping children multiple times per route per day.
* Seeing: Driving, reading street signs, route sheets.
* Communicating: Via the English language with passengers, parents, school officials, dispatch, monitor if applicable.
* Dropping: From emergency door to ground.

Recommended Skills

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