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Driver Trainer

Full Time
2 days ago
At First Student, our Trainers are a constant reflection of our company's commitment to safety and customer service. The Trainer is responsible for training employees and educating about safety and compliance regulations.

At First Student, we are proud to offer:
  • Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence across North America
  • Positive and rewarding work environment

Trainer Responsibilities:
  • Training and upgrading for related classified licenses and maintenance of all related records as per Safety policies
  • Ensure drivers are trained on the various vehicles and equipment (i.e. Automatic vehicles, wheelchair lifts, etc.)
  • Liaise with local management with respect to training needs
  • Mentor new drivers
  • Monitor and conduct 3-month and 12-month driver evaluations to remain in compliance
  • Conduct and /or supervise on road monitoring program
  • Assist with school programs, such Bus Evacuation Procedures and First Ride Bus Safety
  • Other related duties as assigned which may include route driving and other office duties
  • Assist with new driver recruitment & selection, including interviewing as required

Trainer Required Experience and Skills:
  • Must hold a valid "B" license for at least 3 years and clean driving record
  • Pride certification an asset, must hold registered signing authority
  • Strong inter-personal, communication skills and leadership qualities
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives with established organizational, presentation and coaching skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as a self starter
  • Pleasant demeanor with an unwavering commitment to safety
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office software products
  • Knowledgeable in different types of school bus vehicles and equipment
  • Strong knowledge in Ontario Highway Traffic Act
  • Strong Defensive Driving skills

Working Conditions:
  • Majority of time spent outside and in a bus or in classroom environment
  • May be required to drive AM and or PM school runs

First Student is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority.
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