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Classroom Instructor


Classroom Trainer

Do you have a passion for teaching others, do you enjoy communicating to groups? Then First Transit wants you!

First Transit in Fargo has an immediate opening for a classroom instructor.

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities due to a strong presence across North America.
  • A comprehensive benefits package with paid holidays & vacation, medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan.
  • A great work environment.

First Transit is a leading provider of transportation contract and management services, moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit employs more than 19,000 dedicated transit professionals through fixed route, paratransit and shuttle services at more than 300 locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Panama.  With a dedication to safety and outstanding customer service, First Transit sets itself apart from other providers in the industry.

Job Purpose: Teaches classroom instruction for Operator Trainees, coordinates the behind the wheel training, cadetting and final exam of Operator Trainees. Provides retraining and in-service training for current Operators. Conducts monthly Safety meetings.  Assists the Safety Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager as needed. Performs Road Supervisor functions when not teaching classroom or training Operators.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, updates, and delivers classroom and behind-the-wheel training for new trainees, Operators needing to improve, post-incident training, and Operator certification renewals
  • Conducts evaluations of trainees, check-rides / road observations, and make recommendations concerning Operator progress and performance
  • Documents training performed and maintains accurate training records of trainees, staff and Operators per Company, Local, State and Federal requirements
  • Performs Road Supervisor and/or Operator duties as required including but not limited to; Drive Cam review, road observations, accident response, route coverage, and covering dispatch as needed.
  • Mentors new Operators and existing employees creating high expectations and modeling positive workplace behavior.
  • Complete new hire interviews, track and document new hires, maintain new hire files. Ensure Staff and Client are notified of new hires graduating as Operators.
  • Additional duties as assigned

 Experience & Skills Required:

  • 1-3 years’ transit or related work experience (driving preferred)
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills; able to effectively communicate with employees of all levels; fluent in English
  • Obtains required CDL with Airbrake & Passenger Endorsement
  • Must have experience as a Bus Operator and Behind the Wheel training of Operators
  • TSI Certification in Instructors Course in Bus Operator Training is plus 
  • Familiar with basic vehicle mechanical processes and maintenance
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time
  • Familiar with State, Federal safety and transit regulations / policies
  • Work extended hours as needed including weekends and holidays demonstrating consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Must have regular access to working vehicle for travel within location service area

Subject to DOT drug testing. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

Apply today to join our team!

FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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55828 - City of Fargo,ND
650 23rd St. N., Fargo, North Dakota, USA, 58102
  • Company:
    First Transit
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
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  • State / Province:
    North Dakota
  • Job Category:
    Operations Support
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