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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 Guest

    www.coastmountainbus.com is one again accepting applications for CONVENTIONAL TRANSIT OPERATOR TRAINEES... Training lasts 6 weeks, and pays $20.44 an hour... Split Shifts/Shift Work... Full benefits for Conventional Operators... Full benefits, including 3 weeks vacation a year, with options of up to 4 more using Banked stats & Banked OT...

    Lots of other Opportunities currently listed over at www.translink.ca and then go into their Careers Page... There are links to Transit Police, who are in need of 6 POLICE COMMUNICATIONS OPERATORS...

    Opportunities come and go almost daily!

    If you know of anyone out in St Johns Newfoundland, MVT Canada (based in Cloverdale) just got a new contract to provide HandyDart service and is actively hiring new staff out in St Johns???
     
  2. Superchecker

    Superchecker Guest

    Coast Mountain Bus Company has just added a new posting for CUSTOMER INFORMATION CLERKS, Part Time-Temporary to start, $20 an hour PLUS 20% while temporary in leiu of benefits...

    Translink has added 2 more opportunities as well: DATA CENTRE ANALYST as well as EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR...
     
  3. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Do you know if the clerk jobs require a video test or is it just for drivers?
     
  4. Superchecker

    Superchecker Guest

    The video test is just for driving...

    There is a test for Info Clerks, but I've never one it myself... I think they test your typing and computer skills... Let me see if I can find out more info for you... (Did you r-e-a-d- the job posting over at www.coastmountainbus.com ?)
     
  5. Superchecker

    Superchecker Guest

    I looked for an older job posting that had stated something about a standard call centre test, and a minimum passing level, but I can't find it...

    There is a test though...

    They do hire 2 to 3 times a year...

    I might be able to find out more info on Monday...
     
  6. mission

    mission Full Member

    Thanks for the info
     
  7. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Further to the posting for CUSTOMER INFORMATION CLERKS,

    OTHER INFORMATION (Listed on internal posting)

    -They are looking to fill at least 9 positions (as of Nov 24th)...

    -COPE (the union) Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process.
    Once in that selection process, testing will be used to confirm this suitability and all applicants will be required to obtain a pass mark of 75% in each category of testing to demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency in the position.
    An applicants overall score is comprised of the interview score, and the reference score from the applicanst current supervisor (?)
    The required overall pass mark is 70%.
    The questions asked in the interview will be based on the following list of competencies: Communications Skills, Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills, Ability to Deal with Stress, Judgement and Problem Solving Skills...
     
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  8. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Coast Mountain Bus is also looking for CLERICAL RELIEF POOL STAFF as well... Wage depends on assignment, but range from about $18 to $20 an hour, plus 20% more in leiu of benefits, while "temp" status... (Temp to start, but then have access to more permanent positions later...)

    www.coastmountainbus.com
     
  9. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Coast Mountain Bus continues to accept applications for Conventional (full sized buses) Transit Operator Trainees... They also have about 5 or 6 other opportunities posted now as well...
    Translink also has about 7 or 8 opportunities listed on theri website...
    AirCare continues to post their need for PART TIME LANE INSPECTORS out at their Abbotsford centre....
    Transit Police has 3 office type opportunities listed on their website....
    SkyTrain is in need of ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS too...
    www.translink.ca and then go to their CAREERS Page to find links to all of the above...

    Over in Victoria- BC TRANSIT has a variety of employment opportunities listed including for drivers of teh smaller community shuttle buses... www.bctransit.com

    I also just saw an ad for Thirdwave Bus Services, they are in need of Permanent Part Time School Bus drivers, class 2 license required...
     
  10. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    SERVICEPERSONS

    COAST MOUNTAIN BUS COMPANY is in need of SERVICEPERSONS. Most start out working 4 nights a week (roughly 8pm til 5am): sweeping out, refueling, and washing buses at any one of our seven transit centres... $18.92 an hour in training, with a top rate of $27 an hour after 2 years... Also have access to APPRENTICESHIPS too!!! www.coastmountainbus.com
     
  11. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    District of West Vancouver (Blue Bus system) is now accepting applications for TRANSIT OPERATORS- CONVENTIONAL OPERATIONS (TEMPORARY) for summer 2012 positions...

    $16.42 an hour while in the 3 week training program, THEN $20.53 an hour PLUS 13.5% extra in lieu of benefits, while "temporary" status...

    The ONLY way to apply is via their Career portal over at www.westvancouver.ca/careers
    They NO LONGER accept resumes by any other method...
     
  12. sonyap

    sonyap Guest

    where do you go to apply for the jobs, I always go to the site but don't see anything.
     
  13. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Over at www.coastmountainbus.com there is a CAREERS page with complete instructions on how to apply... You have to register first, and create a profile...

    I believe everything is done online these days... You cannot go and apply in person at the Surrey head office anymore...

    If you need help, the main phone number at Coast Mountain Bus Company is 604-953-3000, and then I guess you could ask for the HR (Human Resources) department to talk to an actual person...

    If you are applying to a seperate subsidiary or contractor, (like: Translink, AirCare, SkyTrain-BC Rapid Transit Company, Canada Line- ProTransBC, Transit Police, West Coast Express, HandyDart-MVT Canadian Bus, West Vancouver Blue Buses) then I suggest getting in touch with them directly...
     
  14. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    10 Opportunities listed on the Coast Mountain Bus Company website, including for a FAREBOX ATTENDANT- CASUAL, $19.46 an hour to start PLUS an extra 20% in lieu of benefits, while temporary status...

    Evenings/nights to start. At any of the seven transit centres in the region...

    You have until Jan 27th to apply to the current posting... www.coastmountainbus.com/careers/
     
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  15. nnn

    nnn Guest

    Hi I had a question if now the driver's test is web based what do they test? and what if your not so great with the computer?
     
  16. NLH

    NLH New Member

    What is the Driver's License requirement?
     
  17. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    When Coast Mountain Bus Company is hiring/accepting applications, I believe the basic requirements are for a regular class #5 license with minimal points against it, AND also the learners (Air Brake?) endorsement for either the Class #2 - for Conventional/full sized bus, or Class #4 for Community Shuttle...
    Coast Mountain Bus then t-r-a-i-n-s- you for the required license...

    West Vancouver Blue Buses appear to require the class #2 license for their applicants. They are actively hiring for the summer of 2012... Google West Vancouver for their career opportunities...

    I will say again: Driving is NOT the only opportunity at Transit... Many transit employees never drive a bus... Keep an eye on those various websites as opportunities come and go almost daily/weekly...
     
  18. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    UPDATE: Opportunities come and go almost daily... You have to keep an eye on those websites, if interested.
    Coast Mountain Bus Company is currently NOT accepting new applicants for driving positions. This could change at any time.
    Coast Mountain Bus Company is continuing to TRAIN new drivers. Approx 14 every 2 weeks, for a yearly total approaching 300.

    The district of West Vancouver is still accepting applications for "Summer 2012 Transit Operator" Opportunities...

    ThirdWave school buses has been advertising for permanent part time drivers...

    Cloverdale based MVT Canada/HandyDart is still accepting applications for "Para-Transit" drivers out in St Johns Newfoundland...

    Other Employment Opportunities you might like to check out: CANADA POST, METROVANCOUVER, (each and every city/municipaity) city of BURNABY, city of SURREY, city of WHITE ROCK, GREAT CANADIAN CASINOS, GATEWAY CASINOS, BC FERRIES, "UBC JOBS"...

    Don't just check any particular website/list once, you HAVE to check back again, and again! Many Opportunities only get posted for 5 business days!

    APPLY for those seasonal/temporary Opportunities and then have access to INTERNAL POSTINGS! Move around, get "regular" status...
     
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  19. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Good advice, listen to this guy. Thanks again, Superchecker.

    Which Translink routes do you drive by the way?
     
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  20. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    I work out of the Richmond area... Richmond, Delta, South Surrey-White Rock, south Vancouver-UBC... A couple of New West routes too...
     

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