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Transdev Autonomous Specialist (Driver) in Atwater, California


Transdev wants you! We are currently hiring talented, science and technology driven individuals to join our autonomous vehicle division in Atwater, CA.

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Transdev is at the forefront of autonomous driving , which is the cornerstone of a rapidly changing mobility landscape. We are - at this very moment - helping develop and deploy new transportation solutions to change the way people move. If you’re passionate about safety and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!

The Autonomous Specialist (Driver) is critical to the success of delivering safe autonomous driving systems to our client's current and future customers. They are responsible for operating and evaluating a self-driving vehicle in autonomous mode, including collecting data and providing feedback, and offering ride hail service to the general public.

What you’ll get:

  • $23.00/hr

  • Eligibility for ongoing pay increases

  • Incredible career growth opportunities

  • 30% of our employees promote within the first year of employment

  • Continuous opportunities for promotions and associated pay increases

  • Premier GOLD low deductible healthcare plan + other great benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Paid Holidays + Sick Days + Paid vacation

  • 12 weeks paid parental leave

  • FREE Meal benefits and more!

  • To be at the forefront of autonomous driving and help shape the self-driving landscape


  • Maintain Transdev’s high standard of safety, inside and outside of the vehicle;

  • Consistently demonstrate situational awareness, an understanding of the technology in his/her care, and a willingness to constantly adjust to changes in the environment;

  • Be the deputy for technology by communicating courteously always with management, engineers, and the public;

  • Operate/Drive in single and/or dual driving, (assignment may be alone or with a co-driver) five days a week; able to sit still for long periods of time;

  • Capable of responding quickly to changing and potentially high-pressure environments;

  • Work mostly individually but also in small groups of 2-10 people;

  • Operate a vehicle 6-8 hours a day, 5 days a week;

  • Provide rides in the autonomous vehicle to the general public.

  • Monitor multiple software systems with constant focus;

  • Provide concise, clear, and accurate verbal and written feedback regarding the vehicle’s operations;

  • Operate the vehicle on paved rough surfaces in a closed course facility;

  • Complete daily reports and document procedures and tests.

  • Interact with the members of the public in a polite and professional manner, and assist in educating them on self-driving technology when necessary

  • Operate autonomous vehicles on both defined and undefined routes, including a variety of environmental conditions.

  • Operate onboard data recording computers;

  • Comfortable riding as a passenger in a autonomous vehicle, where the driver may have little control over the vehicle’s operations.

  • All other duties as assigned


Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience driving on public roads. Additionalexperience is preferred;

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Four-year college degree (preferred) in a related field like industrial or applied sciences;

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to parallel park with minimal assistance.

  • Proficiency with a laptop computer and GSuite apps (i.e. Gmail, Hangouts, and Driver, including Sheets and Docs);

  • Proficiency with using a touchscreen smartphone (Android preferred by not required); and

  • Must be able to type at least 40 adjusted wpm.

  • Must have good attention to detail and be able to quickly and concisely describe their thoughts;

  • Capable of responding quickly and simultaneously to multiple scenarios;

  • Adapt quickly to new and developing technology;

  • Cross-functional verbal and written communication and issue escalation;

  • Must be able to multitask multiple technologies, including communications devices and vehicle status systems;

  • Must be able to work specific shifts, including early mornings, evenings, overnights and/or weekends, as well as travel for up to one month;

  • Travel up to 20% of the time

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and

  • Must be self-motivated and demonstrate good judgment, in fast-paced, high stress environments

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional standing, walking, and long periods of sitting.

  • Use hands to finger; handle or feel; and talk or hear; climb stairs and/or ladders.

  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.

  • Must use close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Most work is accomplished outdoors in a vehicle.

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 as pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old;

  • Does not have more than 1 point on the driving record (California), or one non-major moving violation in the preceding three years;

  • Has not had any driver’s license suspension or revocation based on driving or operating anyvehicle under the influence of alcohol or any drug in the past 10 years;

  • Has not ever been the at-fault driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident that resulted ininjury or death of any person.

  • Must have and maintain a driving record that meets state AVT (Autonomous Vehicle Tester) and/or other applicable regulations and laws; and

  • Meets driver requirements, including driving record and criminal history under applicable regulations and laws in the state(s) in which the autonomous vehicle monitor will be working;

  • All Transdev employees must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Safety Sensitive Positions will also be subject to a physical screening

  • Transdev reserves the right to perform ongoing background checks for all employees except in states where this is prohibited by state law. Transdev will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

  • Employees must maintain an acceptable Driving Record suitable to being approved to drive as part of their regular duties. Records are monitored on an ongoing or regular basis pursuant to local state law.

  • Ability to qualify for an Autonomous Vehicle Tester (AVT) license in statesand positions where it’s required

  • If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in the US without restrictions for any employer at any time as required by the USCIS.

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.

The job duties, responsibilities, skills, and requirements listed in this job description are representative only and not an exhaustive list that an employee may be required to perform. Transdev reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.

Job Locations USA-CA-Atwater

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (3/8/2023 2:16 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-25459

Position Category Autonomous Vehicles

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 563

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Alternative Services