Transdev Part-Time Backer in Garden City, New York

Overview

Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

The Backer directs buses during backing by motioning with hands and/or handheld flashlight; utilizes clear backing and stopping signals in order for bus to avoid hitting fixed objects or pedestrians; assists supervisory staff with monitoring arrivals and departures. At the direction of SQMs, provides assistance to bus operators including boarding and de-boarding passengers.

Responsibilities

Directs buses during backing by motioning with hands and/or handheld flashlight

  • Motions with hands and/or flashlight while directing buses that are backing out of stalls

  • Must utilize clear backing and stopping signals until operator places the bus into drive and pulls away

  • Be alert and aware to operators requiring spotters; observant of flashers, back up lights, signals and or horns in order to assist operators with staying on paddle

  • Assures safety procedures are followed at all times

  • Stand at left rear corner of bus in order to be seen by the driver and far enough back (between 12-15 feet) to be seen by other buses

  • Must wear designated safety vest

  • Performs other duties as required

Assists SQMs with monitoring arrivals and departures

  • Assists supervisory staff by maintaining time logs detailing the arrivals and departures of buses operating on specified route(s)

  • Assists bus operators boarding/de-boarding passengers when needed

  • Assists supervisory staff with ensuring the timely departures of buses on routes traveling through the appropriate transportation terminal

  • Maintains communication and relays any pertinent information to SQM’s / Dispatchers

At direction of SQMs/Dispatchers, provides assistance to Bus Operators including boarding/de-boarding passengers

  • As needed, and at the direction of SQMs / Dispatchers, occasionally assists Bus Operators with the boarding and de-boarding of passengers at terminal locations and in addressing passenger questions

  • Occasionally may be required to assist in crowd control

Percentage of Time for Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:

  • Directs buses during backing by motioning with hands and/or handheld flashlight 70%

  • Assists supervisory staff with monitoring arrivals and departures 20%

  • At direction of SQMs/Dispatchers, provides assistance to bus operators including boarding/de-boarding passengers 10%

Qualifications

  • Must be able to direct any bus that is backing in order for bus operator to avoid hitting pedestrians or fixed objects

  • High School Diploma or GED and valid NY driver’s license required

  • Must be able to direct bus while walking backward or forward and motioning with hand, carrying a flashlight

  • Must possess good communications skills

  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with peers, supervisors andoutsidepublic

  • Must be able to work in outdoor climates and be subject to fumes, extreme heat/cold, and other environment factors

  • Must be able to endure prolonged standing

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical examination including a FTA drug test

Purpose and Nature of Work Relationships: Backer responds to vehicle operators attempting to back bus out of stalls at transportation terminal(s).As needed and directed, works with passengers helping them to board and de-board bus.

Unique Working Conditions:

Works outside in possible extreme weather conditions

Tools, Equipment and vehicles used:

Handheld flashlight / Stop sign

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 100% of work is accomplished outdoors

  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and legs and moving the whole body, such as walking, standing, and handling materials.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to heat/cold conditions, fumes or airborne particles and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

For more information please visit our website at www.transdevna.com/careers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2018-8763

Position Category Customer Service/Call Center/Dispatch/Reservationist/Scheduler

Internal Reference 516

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Services