A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

At Metro Bus, we’re always looking for friendly and professional people to help us drive our business. We employ more than 160 dedicated team members who provide our community with safe, reliable and friendly public transportation service. Opportunities include drivers for Fixed Route and Dial-a-Ride services, customer service representatives, operations, maintenance and administrative support.

If you are interested is pursuing career at Metro Bus, contact Human Resources by phone at 320.529.4498 or email our Human Resources Department through our online form on the Contact page.

Open Positions

Mechanic

(FULL TIME)
Position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.
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Salary: $20.77-29.60 (11-step progression) plus benefits

Hours Per Week: 40 – Saturday 10am-6:30pm; Tuesday-Friday 4:30pm-1:00am

To apply, submit application:

Julie Hentges @ jhentges@stcloudmtc.com.

Download Job Application from left column or application can be sent by calling 320.529.4498.

Job Description

Reports to the Maintenance Manager

Primary Objective of Position

The Mechanic position is responsible for mechanical repair and maintenance of CNG, diesel, and gasoline transit vehicles and other mechanical equipment.

Essential Functions of the Position

Essential duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or logical to the position.

1. Responsible for performing mechanical repairs of Metro Bus property.

  • Overhaul and repair motors, brakes, air units, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and other mechanical assemblies.
  • Diagnose operating difficulties and make repairs on a variety of hydraulic, engine, air and electrical systems, air conditioning, digital video and fare box.
  • Occasionally fabricate parts no longer available and periodic welding and iron work.
  • Monitor driver write-ups in computerized fleet maintenance system and perform repairs.

2. Responsible for preventative maintenance and repair of Metro Bus property.

  • Performs scheduled preventative maintance and repairs on CNG, dielse and gasoline transit vehicles.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance and repairs on Metro Bus facilities, grounds and equipment.
  • Properly complete maintenance records and forms.

3. Communicates courteously and professionally and maintains respectful working relationships with coworkers and customers in carrying out job functions.

4. Performs all job duties in compliance with safety guidelines and with an ongoing awareness of safety practices.

  • Knows and follows safety rules and guidelines as well as sound work and safety practices in order to accomplish the job objectives and avoid injury or loss;
  • Wears proper protective equipment when policy requires or conditions indicate a need exists and utilizes proper body mechanics and ergonomics while performing work;
  • When potentially unsafe conditions are observed, makes efforts to avoid or correct them if they are controllable and draws them to the attention of the responsible supervisor or safety representative in a timely manner.

5. Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The job requires a two (2) year degree or certification from a technical or community college and five (5) years of experience in automotive or heavy duty vehicle mechanics or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a Department of Transportation health card and a valid Minnesota commercial motor vehicle license with air brake and passenger transportation endorsements.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required include:

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair of light and heavy duty automotive or mechanical equipment;
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade;
  • Ability to interpret and work efficiently from maintenance manuals, charts or written and oral instructions;
  • Proficient in the use of computers and electronic diagnostic programs;
  • Must be able to read and speak English well enough to read technical documents and effectively communicate with team members. Bilingual a plus;
  • Must possess standard mechanic’s tools;
  • Ability to work flexible work schedules including late evenings, early mornings and weekends;
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to exchange and/or convey information, receive work direction, and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees, committees and groups; and to diffuse situations and conversations that have escalated beyond normal limits.
Desirable Qualifications
  • None.
Physical Demands and Working Environment

1. This position is predominately in a maintenance shop environment requiring extended periods of walking, climbing, stopping, kneeling, crawling and reaching;
2. Some exposure to temperature extremes, moderate exposure to noise, physical and/or chemical hazards;
3. Utilizes personal computer, phone and other office equipment on a regular basis;
4. Will require limited travel outside of the maintenance shop. Will primarily utilize a Metro Bus vehicle for travel.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change.

Metro Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Bus Fueler

(FULL TIME)
Apply by September 14. Preference will be given to individuals who apply by the deadline and position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.
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Wages: $16.37 per hour plus benefits

Hours Per Week: 40 with the possibility of overtime.

To apply, submit application:

Julie Hentges @ jhentges@stcloudmtc.com.

Download Job Application from left column or application can be sent by calling 320.529.4498.

Established evening and weekend schedule includes:
Saturday: 11:30 am-8 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 2:30 pm-11:00 pm

Must be eligible to obtain or currently have a CDL Driver’s License. A valid CDL Driver’s License without an air brake restriction and passenger endorsement is preferred, but not required. An applicant without a CDL Driver’s License with passenger endorsement would need to pass the required CDL written tests prior to offer of employment.

Job Description

Reports to the Maintenance Manager.

This position is responsible for fueling, checking and filling fluids, and general cleaning and vehicle condition of all buses and staff vehicles.

Metro Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

DIAL-A-RIDE OPERATOR

Now accepting applications for part-time positions. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.
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This professional driving position includes a high level of customer contact. Dial-a-Ride is for people who have disabilities and their traveling companions. It is door-through-door service and requires an extra hands-on approach to serving our customers. You will not drive a set route, but rather follow a schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs.

Qualifications:

  1. CDL with passenger endorsement to drive vehicles equipped with airbreaks preferred; Not mandatory
  2. Must be safety-minded and enjoy people
  3. Schedules available:
    1. Schedule 1: Sunday 8:40 am-5:40 pm, Monday 7:30 am-5:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am-4:50 pm
    2. Schedule 2: Monday 6:30 pm-3:30 pm, Friday 10:30 am-4:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-6:30p m
  4. Part-Time Union Positions available at $17.82/hr
Job Description
NATURE OF WORK

Work involves the operation of a public transit bus in the transportation of persons according to a fixed route timetable. Must be able to handle stressful situations related to the managing of passengers and emergency situations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK
  1. Abide by safety management practices set forth by the company.
  2. Obey all applicable traffic laws, rules and regulations.
  3. Operate a large transit vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic.
  4. Collects fares, load and unload passengers at determined and undetermined stops.
  5. Courteously give clear and detailed information to passengers in response to questions.
  6. Tactfully maintain order in the vehicle during normal and emergency situations.
  7. Complete clear and detailed written reports.
  8. Act in a manner to promote a positive public image to patrons, motorists, and the general public.
  9. Perform other related work as required.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or equivalent. General knowledge of vehicle operations, motor vehicle laws and safe driving practices. Ability or trainable to handle a large transit vehicle following a schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs. Must be a proper representative through good public relations and common courtesy at all times.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Good physical condition. Possession of a valid Minnesota commercial motor vehicle license with air brake and passenger transportation endorsements. Above average motor vehicle record and driving skills. Good communications skills. Availability to work flexible work schedules including, morning, afternoon, night, split shifts and weekends.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

Excellent salary and benefits for full-time employees. Some benefits apply for part-time positions.

FIXED ROUTE OPERATORS

Now accepting applications for Full-Time positions. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.
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This professional driving position includes a high level of customer contact. Most of your day is spent sitting behind the wheel driving, greeting and assisting customers. You drive along set routes, most of which hub from the Transit Center in downtown, St. Cloud.

Qualifications:

  1. CDL with passenger endorsement to drive vehicles equipped with airbreaks preferred; Not mandatory
  2. Must be safety-minded and enjoy people
  3. Full-time Union Positions available at $17.82/hr
  4. Schedule depends on bid
Job Description
NATURE OF WORK

Work involves the operation of a public transit bus in the transportation of persons according to a fixed route timetable. Must be able to handle stressful situations related to the managing of passengers and emergency situations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK
  1. Abide by safety management practices set forth by the company.
  2. Obey all applicable traffic laws, rules and regulations.
  3. Operate a large transit vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic.
  4. Collects fares, load and unload passengers at determined and undetermined stops.
  5. Courteously give clear and detailed information to passengers in response to questions.
  6. Tactfully maintain order in the vehicle during normal and emergency situations.
  7. Complete clear and detailed written reports.
  8. Act in a manner to promote a positive public image to patrons, motorists, and the general public.
  9. Perform other related work as required.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or equivalent. General knowledge of vehicle operations, motor vehicle laws and safe driving practices. Ability or trainable to handle a large transit vehicle following a fixed route structure. Must be a proper representative through good public relations and common courtesy at all times.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Good physical condition. Possession of a valid Minnesota commercial motor vehicle license with air brake and passenger transportation endorsements. Above average motor vehicle record and driving skills. Good communications skills. Availability to work flexible work schedules including, morning, afternoon, night, split shifts and weekends.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

Excellent salary and benefits for full-time employees. Some benefits apply for part-time positions.

TRAINING & SAFETY MANAGER

(FULL TIME)
Closing Date: Open until filled
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Applications Due: Friday, June 23, 2017.

      • Salary Range: $60,660-$86,079 – 11 step progression
      • Hours Per Week: 40-45 typical
      • Benefits: Comprehensive package including employer paid health, dental, vision insurance, and vacation, holiday, sick leave, and retirement benefits.
      • To Apply: Submit complete application, cover letter and resume to Metro Bus Human Resources
Job Description
NATURE OF WORK

Responsible for the training and safety program for fixed-route and paratransit services, including risk assessment, System Safety Program Plan and claims handling.  Coordinate, develop and provide training for maintenance, operations and administrative personnel.  Responsible for direct supervision of Training Instructors and Driver Trainers.  Reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

      1. Responsible for supervising the Training Instructors and Driver Trainers in the development and delivery of organization wide training initiatives and programs. Consults with appropriate personnel to gain knowledge of work situations requiring training and to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations, business initiatives and technologies. Determines training needs and priorities and advises on methods and programs to meet new training objectives.
      2. Responsible for day to day scheduling, counseling and evaluation reports to management. Provides direction and guidance to driver trainers and training instructors. Develops, teaches and monitors contents of classroom training to ensure compliance. Conducts re-certification and re-training classes.
      3. Investigates incidents, accidents and work–related injuries. Follows up with the appropriate department as necessary. Prepares OSHA reports. Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts identified at the scene.
      4. Coordinates general liability and property damage claims processing by conducting field investigations and responding as necessary to accidents and incidents. Reviews, analyzes and investigates claims to determine cause and calculate liability. Works with third party companies to process claims.
      5. Ensures collaboration between operational supervision and safety supervision, directing the observation of drivers on the road, and correcting safety problems on the scene while documenting violations.
      6. Provides support with safety audits, inspections and testing in the areas of fire/life safety, safety certifications and transit operations on Metro Bus’s facilities, operating divisions, construction sites, work practices, equipment and safety devices.
      7. Works with training staff to continuously evaluate and monitor all existing curriculum. Make recommendations for improvements and oversees implementation of changes.
      8. Responsible for developing and administering the System Safety Program Plan. Maintain employee safety records, plan and conduct safety committee meetings.
      9. Other Duties as assigned.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of three years’ experience as a transit bus operator is preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Demonstrated background in training or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge abilities and skills.

      1. Valid MN Driver’s license required and ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with air brake and passenger endorsements. Above average motor vehicle record to maintain insurability.
      2. Comply with the random drug testing provisions for safety sensitive classifications as required by the Department of Transportation (49CFR, Part 655).
      3. Thorough knowledge and understanding of Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Transit Administration rules and regulations and applicable State Regulations.
      4. Strong computer skills, with expertise in all Microsoft Office programs.
      5. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with co – workers, subordinates and the general public and to handle all types of situations.
      6. Ability to prioritize and deal with conflicting workload requirements.
      7. Must be able to read and speak English fluently enough to be able to read and teach technical documents and effectively communicate with team members. Bi-lingual a plus.
      8. Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the organization.
      9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
      1. This position is alternately an office environment and off- site locations including buses and support vehicles. Alternating periods of sitting and walking.
      2. Occasional exposure to temperature extremes.
      3. Utilizes personal computers, 10-key phone and other office equipment on a regular basis.
      4. Will require limited travel outside of the office. Will utilize Metro Bus or personal vehicle for travel.

This describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position. All requirements are subject to possible modification to provide reasonable accommodations.

BENEFITS

Part-Time Employees:

  1. Paid Time Off
  2. Employee Assistance Program
  3. Employer Contributes to Retirement Pension Plan

Part-time employees have the opportunity to go full-time when positions become available.

 

Additional Benefits for Full-Time Employees:

  1. Employer-Paid Family Health Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  2. Employer Contributes to Retirement Pension Plan
  3. Employer Paid Life Insurance (Union Employees)
  4. Paid Holidays

 

Optional Employee-Paid Benefits for Part-Time and Full-Time Employees:

  1. Flex Spending Account
  2. Minnesota State Deferred Compensation Plan

JOB APPLICATION

The employment application is a PDF form that you can download and fill-in. Employment applications can be submitted in person at any of our 3 locations or the completed application can also be mailed or faxed to:

Metro Bus
Attention: Human Resources
665 Franklin Avenue NE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

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Questions?

Call: 320.529.4498

Fax: 320.251.3499

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Metro Bus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, familial status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or local human rights commission activity which does not preclude the performance of essential functions of the job, with reasonable accommodation(s) provided as necessary.

Metro Bus does not tolerate any form of unlawful harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, familial status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or local human rights commission activity. Such unlawful interference with the ability of Metro Bus employees to perform their expected job duties is not tolerated.