Transdev Behind-the-Wheel Trainer in Chula Vista, California


Teaches Fixed Route Operators to operate a transit bus and transport passengers safely in accordance with Company policies and local, county, state, and federal laws.


We are looking for dynamic BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINERS. The role of a Behind-The-Wheel Trainer provides effective one-on-one training to new operators and trainees. This training is essential to ensure and maintain the highest standards of safety and service. Provides behind-the-wheel training for new operators and trainees.

  • Conducts on-board evaluations and in service training to operators according to schedule and/or need

  • Provides behind-the-wheel retraining as directed

  • Performs check rides and road observations as requested

  • Completes documentation forms in accordance with State, Federal and local requirements

  • Provides cadets with on the job training

  • Evaluates new operator driving skills using appropriate checklists and evaluation forms

  • Provides appropriate feedback to new operators

  • Assesses the competence of new operators

  • Ensures operators are fully trained behind-the-wheel prior to being released into revenue service

  • Serves as role model and mentor to new operators

  • Identifies retraining needs

  • Recognizes and reports safe and unsafe acts / conditions to Management

  • Provides feedback to Training Manager, General Manager, Operations Manager and other appropriate staff regarding training needs

  • Assists training department in identifying additional or refresher training needs based on current trends within the employee base

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience as an operator.

  • Must have and maintain qualifications to operate all equipment utilized within the location.

  • Must have and maintain all required licenses and certifications. Must hold Behind-the-Wheel Trainer Certification.

Experience Preferred :

  • Training experience preferred

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Good motor skills, good hearing, accurate color perception

  • Ability to apply proper driving procedures

  • Ability to learn transit routes and schedules and adapt to changes; ability to read a map

  • Ability to read, understand, interpret, and explain transit system operating rules, regulations, policies, phases and routes

  • Ability to assist handicapped passengers when needed

  • Basic math and writing skills

  • Clear speech

  • Ability to work well with and train labor

Travel requirement (as a percent): 80% of time is spent in the field, 20% of time is spent in an office or training room


  • Satisfactory attendance record, with no more than one (1) unexcused absence in the previous six (6) months.

  • Excellent customer service record, with no customer complaints in the previous twelve (12) months.

  • No preventable motor vehicle accidents within the previous six (6) months.

  • No more than three (3) minor moving violations within the previous 36 months; no major moving violations.

  • No preventable work related injuries within the previous twelve (12) months.

  • No disciplinary actions within the previous six (6) months.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.

  • Primarily seated in vehicle; stress caused by instruction and traffic

  • Must be able to work in all types of weather

Work Environment:

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 is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the environment is moderate.

Other duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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 upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified

applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Drug free workplace

Requisition ID 2017-6761

Job Locations US-CA-Chula Vista

Posted Date 7/14/2017

Position Category ..

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 327

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Services