Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Springfield Bus Fueler/Hostler
Thank you for your interest in the Bus Fueler/Hostler position.

Bus Fueler/Hostler
Full-time 2nd shift position available
4 p.m. – 12 a.m. midnight Tuesday - Saturday

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At our brand-new state-of-the-art facility, 665 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA 01104

Essential Duties:  Under the general oversight of the Director of Maintenance, this position performs tasks related to retrieving, cleaning and fueling buses and requires a Commercial Drivers License (Class A or B) with no airbrake restriction. Company sponsored CDL training available.   

Responsibilities: The Bus Fueler/Hostler is responsible for the following duties:

  • Retrieving buses from parked locations and position for cleaning, fueling and other required services; parking buses after all services are completed;
  • Performing routine interior and exterior cleaning activities including cleaning, sweeping and detailing of bus interiors and washing exteriors according to established procedures;
  • Checking and refilling oil, fluids, and fuel, and recording fuel usage;
  • Signing out and securing fare box key;
  • Pulling and securing fare boxes according to established procedures;
  • Reading and recording hub meters;
  • Performing other responsibilities of a Utility position as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience: High School diploma or G.E.D. is required. Must have at least two years of directly transferable skills and directly related experience. Ability to perform all cleaning/fueling activities within established time limits and ability to perform all work safely in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to drive a bus safely and follow all related policies and procedures. Comparable experience in a related area of skill/expertise will be considered. Prior experience using automated vehicle washing equipment and performing detailed cleaning of vehicles is preferred.

Safety-Sensitive Status: Safety-sensitive. Subject to Drug & Alcohol Testing requirements, including pre-employment drug screen and random drug screening during employment.

License Requirement: Must maintain valid CDL driver’s license in good standing while in this position. Must not have airbrake restriction. Must have a current motor vehicle record in good standing. Must be able to maintain current DOT medical card.

Medical Requirements: Must meet the DOT requirements for Commercial Drivers licensing.  A complete DOT physical and drug screen is a requirement of the pre-employment process.

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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hearing/Talking: Listening and talking (communicating) are essential to performing this job. Must be able to hear and understand normal speech, as some job information is received verbally.

Mobility: Sits approximately 10% of the time while driving; extensive walking, bending, stooping and kneeling required while performing primary duties of the position. Stands and walks approximately 80% - 90% of the time and must be able to move freely within the work area. Occasional reaching above shoulders and overhead.

Lifting Requirements: Frequent lifting of up to 25 lbs. (e.g., fare boxes).  

Visual Requirements: Must be able to read and comprehend written material and distinguish material using close-up vision, for example, to read assembly manuals and/or instructions, service area maps and shelter location maps, etc. 

Dexterity: Frequent use of fingers and hands for use in grasping/using cleaning equipment (broom, water hose, etc.).  

Work Environment: The work environment is characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is a typical indoor wash rack facility and is mostly indoors. Noise level is usually low to moderate. Occasional exposure to weather conditions year-round, including exposure to snow/ice during winter months.

To Be Considered 

Once we receive your application, a Company representative may contact you to obtain additional information. Please be sure to include a current phone number on your application.  If you are selected for an Interview, SATCo’s Office of Human Resources will notify you to schedule a time for an initial phone interview. 

If you are selected for an in-person interview, please be aware of the following:

  1. You will be asked to bring your current license and current driving record to the Interview, including driving records from any state in which you lived in the past 10 years. Driving records must reflect a safe driving history, especially within the most recent 7 years. Driving Records generally cannot be dated more than 30-days from the Interview date in order to be considered current. Your driving record must reflect a safe and responsible driving history.  Helpful Tip: If you resided outside the State of Massachusetts, it is advisable to obtain your Out-of-State Driving Record/s as soon as possible since it can often take significant time to do so. Doing so will expedite RMV verification process if you are selected for an Interview. 

  2. You will be asked to complete an application packet and bring it with you to the interview. 

If you are selected for one of our positions, please be aware of the following:

  1. Based on DOT Regulatory Requirements, any Commercial Driving position you previously held within the past two years will be subject to verification of Drug and Alcohol Testing Records from those previous employers.

  2. Candidates who are offered a position must pass a Pre-Employment DOT Physical and Drug Screen. We will schedule this appointment for you at our designated Medical Provider. We will also assist you with self-certifying your new medical card.

  3. All Work History within the past 7 years must be verifiable to be considered for a Bus Operator position, especially Commercial Driving positions (e.g., for those who already have a CDL A). 

  4. Your post-offer Criminal Background Check (CORI) must not reveal any disqualifying criminal history.

  5. Upon hire, the company will assist you with obtaining your DPU card if you do not already have one.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
We welcome your application!

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