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Transit Jobs NOW!!! Coast Mountain Bus is HIRING!

Discussion in 'Employment and Students' started by Superchecker, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Great news! Best of luck!
     
  2. Driver

    Driver New Member

    How is Blue Bus pay compared to CMBC?
     
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  3. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Municipal employees, maybe like 10% less than CMBC.
     
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  4. Driver

    Driver New Member

    Any tips on how to memorize the pre-trip inspection? I'm trying and it's so long it seems impossible. And it's frustrating that I don't even need to do it on the job.

    Same for air brakes.
     
  5. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    You have to do a pre trip inspection every time you take a bus out of the yard.
     
  6. Driver

    Driver New Member

    OK I stand corrected, still don't know how to memorize it all.

    edit: oh I see that they give you the form, that makes it easier. :p Someone told me otherwise.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2017
  7. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    SERVICEPERSON Posting up as of today's date! Sweeping out and refueling buses 4 nights a week.
     
  8. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Both driving opportunities have been reposted again as of today's date. Other opportunities pop up as well.
     
  9. marcerickson

    marcerickson Junior Member

    Shuttle drivers make (if I remember correctly) $21.90/hr. after six months.

    I got offered the job with West Vancouver Blue Bus and accepted!

    Now I have a medical evaluation, criminal record and vulnerable sector check, and arranging a start date. The checks I did for my current job, so no problem. ;-)

    My start date is likely to be Aug. 14. I don't think I can make the Aug. 8 start date - not as good for seniority, but that's probably the way it will work out.
     
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  10. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Congratulations!

    I'd be curious to know: part time to start? How long until full time hours? His many Op's in West Vancouver?
     
  11. marcerickson

    marcerickson Junior Member

    Yes, part time to start. They're saying 24 - 36 hours weekly.

    Will post replies to your other questions if I find answers.
     
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  12. EternalLuck

    EternalLuck New Member

    Did my medical exam. Hope I pass! :)
     
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  13. marcerickson

    marcerickson Junior Member

    My start date was changed to Aug. 17 (they couldn't find an instructor).
    Pay rates for West Vancouver Community Bus Operator:
    $17.62/hr. during training
    $20.37/hr. for the first six months of employment
    $21.90/hr. after six months
    After six months, a one time option to either continue receiving an additional 13.5% in lieu of benefits, or opt into the Municipality's benefit package.
     
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  14. Driver

    Driver New Member

    Hi guys, I survived my first week of training - it was no joke as has been said many times. A bit weird that those who had air brakes had to do a second in-house knowledge test, but thankfully I passed it.

    Still terrified about how I'm gonna memorize the pre-trip, and a bit confused about when it is. Is it still day 9? Like usually the second Thursday of training? That would be next Friday for us due to BC Day. I can't find any info in my handouts or online login.

    I don't know why I didn't clarify this before the weekend, was in too much of a daze from all the testing/homework/driving/long commutes.
     
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  15. MunchMunch

    MunchMunch Junior Member


    Through repetitious practice. Over and over and over
     
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  16. marcerickson

    marcerickson Junior Member

    CORRECTION: Training pay rate is $17.52/hr. Part-time employees get 13.5% in lieu of benefits and the chance to opt-in after six months. Full time employees get benefits. I don't know if there's a waiting period or what it is.
     
  17. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Sign up for September is pretty well finished, I think the final 40 or so newbies sign tomorrow.

    Richmond is full. 80 Operators chose to transfer into Richmond, and 7 chose to leave. Richmond needed more operators to cover the #49 service.

    We'll be picking our 2018 vacation weeks next, in late Sept or early in Oct.

    Note: no sign up reliefs for vacation sign ups. If you can't be there in person: leave as choice slip! Look for bulletins after labour day.
     
  18. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    FYI: Richmond depot is set to get 2 double deckers this fall, on a trail basis, to test out on highway #99 routes.

    One is currently being tested out by training and maintenance staff.

    Passengers should expect to see them this fall on routes such as: #351, #601, #620 as well as possibly on rush hour #311, #352, #354, #602/3/4, #606 & #608.
     
  19. Varry

    Varry Guest

    Hi there
    I have few questions regarding English comprehension test and customer service test.
    What kind of tests r these?
    Written test or multiple choice questions? Or you have to reply by watching video and speaking.
    Plz reply. Thnxx
     
  20. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

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