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11 Feb 2021

Full-Time Transit Operator Laborer

OshkoshHR2020 – Posted by OshkoshHR2020 Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Transit Operator/Laborer is responsible for operating a public bus according to an established route, adhering to a predetermined schedule in a safe, efficient and courteous manner to allow passengers to board, travel and alight at scheduled stops; also performs light routine maintenance of transit vehicles. Must be able to work flexible schedules involving split shifts, weekends, holidays, early mornings, late nights and overtime as required.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Safely operate a large passenger vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic; Clearly broadcast ADA required announcements in English, provide accessibility for disabled passengers to board and alight by properly operating all ramps and lifts and safely securing passengers in compliance with ADA guidelines and City policy. Board and alight passengers at established stops; Collect and tally appropriate fares; Issue and collect transfers; Sell punch passes; Load and secure wheelchair bound passengers at established stops; Give clear and detailed directions to passengers in response to questions; Maintain order in the vehicle and at the transit center; conduct self in an appropriate manner; act as an ambassador for the City of Oshkosh transit system. Perform vehicle inspections before, during and after scheduled work assignments. This includes internal and external areas of the bus, reporting all defects on proper forms.
• Perform routine preventive maintenance on diesel transit buses, service vehicles, facilities, and support equipment; Perform minor repairs as needed or reported; Fuel buses; Check fluid levels and top off; Clean exterior and interior of buses, inspect for defects and report such defects; Park buses in assigned locations; Repair, mount, dismount, and re-groove tires; Perform road service calls/repairs, tow buses as required; Assist in snow removal, mount and dismount plows on trucks; Assist all shop employees with repairs as needed; and Maintain good housekeeping standards.
• Follow all safety practices and standards. Complete accident and incident reports accurately and legibly, as necessary. Complete fare box, passenger and bus maintenance defect reports as necessary. Prepare clear and written reports as requested. Follow City policy for handling lost articles including a visual inspection of the bus at the end of the line and at pull-in.
• Maintain grounds, building, transit center, bus benches and shelters.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and experience:

• Graduation from high school (diploma) or GED equivalent.
• Clean driving record for at least one year.
• Previous driving experience with buses or trucks.
• Possess and maintain a valid Wisconsin Class A, B, C, D Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Working knowledge of public bus operation and minor maintenance repairs.
• Working knowledge of motor vehicle laws.
• Working knowledge of work hazards and safe driving practices.
• Ability to operate a large transit vehicle on schedule and in all weather conditions.
• Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, ADA service requirements.
• Ability to properly assist individuals with disabilities using the service in a safe, respectful and courteous way, with appropriate attention to the difference among individuals with disabilities.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to cope with stress, make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment in stressful or emergency situations.
• Ability to withstand local weather conditions.
• Ability to pass the transit operator test, pre-employment physical ability test and drug screen.
• Ability to comply with Federal Transit Administration Drug and Alcohol Policy.
• Ability to maintain effective relationships with other employees and the public and deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
• Working knowledge of standard defensive driving techniques.
• Ability to provide satisfactory work attendance, including the ability to be punctual and report to work when scheduled.
• Ability to work unusual hours, including split-shifts, weekends, holidays, early mornings, late nights and overtime as required.
• Ability to keep a timely schedule.
• Knowledge in the use and operation of radio communication systems.
• Working Knowledge of first aid techniques.
• Knowledge of mechanical repairs.
• Knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of city vehicles and all maintenance equipment.
• Knowledge of working hazards and proper safety practices.
• Knowledge of all tools, equipment, materials, methods and practices used in light vehicle repair.
• Ability to work efficiently from manuals, blueprints, charts or written and oral instructions.
• Ability to keep records and make reports.

In evaluating candidates for this position, the City may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the position.


Tire mounting/dismounting machine, forklift, motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles, phone; mobile or portable radio.

Must supply a necessary selection of hand tools to perform repairs.


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift weights in excess of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to cold, hot, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.


Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check, and passing a pre-employment physical ability test and drug screen are required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that might be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

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