Transit Operators play an important role in helping us to achieve the high standards that make London Transit one of the best transit systems in Canada!
London Transit offers a work environment that is inclusive, supportive and fosters pride in its employees. So, if you love driving, have outstanding customer service skills, and enjoy working independently, then why not consider a career as a Transit Operator?
Responsibilities and Duties
Transit Operators usually work alone, without direct supervision, which necessitates a great deal of individual autonomy and responsibility.
Customer relations are the main part of the Transit Operator’s daily activities. Transit Operators monitor their passengers and other motorists, while exercising a great deal of tact and diplomacy when dealing with the public.
Technology also plays an increasing role in the communications and scheduling of buses. Transit Operators maintain radio communications with dispatch, and buses are equipped with automatic vehicle location systems as well as Smart Card payment systems.
Transit Operators are responsible for the safe operation of transit vehicles under diverse weather and traffic conditions, and must follow schedule guidelines sometimes under challenging circumstances.
All buses are accessible. Transit Operators assist all passengers, including those with mobility devices, to ensure safe travel for our passengers.
Candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:
- Demonstrated professional customer service skills
- Successfully achieve a passing grade on the STRADA Survey
- Grade 12 diploma or the equivalent
- Current holder, in good standing, of an Ontario Class A, B, C, or D driver’s license with a Z endorsement
- A safe driving record with zero demerit point accumulation
- Familiarity with the City of London and surrounding areas
- Excellent communicator and demonstrated ability to work independently
- Availability to work a variety of shifts including nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays
The London Transit Commission offers a competitive total compensation package that includes the following:
- Wage rate: As per the current Local 741 ATU Collective Agreement
- Extended Health and Dental Coverage (30 day waiting period)
- Short & Long Term Disability (60 day waiting period)
- Life Insurance (60 day waiting period)
- Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement Savings Plan (OMERS)
- Employees join (OMERS) on date of hire (no waiting period)
- Financed by member contributions, matching employer contributions, and investment earnings
- A defined benefit pension plan that pays a monthly pension based on a formula that takes into account the number of years you pay into the plan and your salary
The benefits summary outlined above is not an official representation of benefit levels.
Please apply online at:
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $52,998.40 to $60,923.20 /year