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Behind the Wheel Trainer in San Leandro, CA at MV Transportation

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

MV Transportation is seeking a Behind the Wheel Trainer who will provide behind the wheel instruction and direction to operators and operator candidates.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide behind the wheel course instruction to new operator candidates according to the project training schedule. Key areas of instruction include defensive driving, passenger relations, loading/unloading and securement, map reading and navigation, manifest completion, pre-and post-trip inspection, handling emergency situations, and dispatch communications.
  • Ensure that all operators are fully trained prior to being released into revenue service.
  • Provide assistance to operators with concerns/questions regarding behind the wheel operations.
  • Conduct on-board evaluations and in service training to operators according to schedule and/or need.
  • Provide feedback to Safety Manager, Operations Manager and other appropriate staff regarding training needs.
  • Provide monthly or annual ongoing/refresher training in topics relevant to the service and service area and in a timely manner.
  • Assist training department in identifying additional or refresher training needs based on current trends within the employee base.
  • Ensure a fully-equipped complement of vehicle operators to provide service according to the contract guidelines.
  • Document all training activities and ensure accurate completion of all training related employee records.
  • Establish relationships with key client agency personnel to identify additional training needs, resources and opportunities.
  • Provide feedback and follow up for operator performance reviews and identify individual training needs where necessary.
  • Maintain professional demeanor and appearance promoting similar expectation from operations staff.
  • Promote team environment and safety focus amongst all employees.
  • Provide operations assistance in the event of emergency or accident including controlling the scene and/or transporting passengers or operators to and from scene.

Talent Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Previous professional driving experience in current or similar operations, previous training experience preferred but not required
  • Excellent service and safety record in operations
  • Must be licensed to operate all vehicles in fleet
  • Knowledge of service area and training program requirements
  • Ability to provide instruction to peer operators in a manner that encourages communication and feedback
  • Knowledge of local training program and local operations
  • familiarization with service area
  • knowledge of project specific vehicles, components and data/communications systems
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with all departments
  • Ability to work independently and objectively

MV Transportation is committed to as policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Where permissible under applicable state and local law, applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and background check after receiving a conditional offer of employment.