Transdev Cincinnati Streetcar Operator in Cincinnati, Ohio


Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

Operates a streetcar through city streets for the purpose of carrying passengers in a safe manner and in accordance with city, county, state and federal laws, as well as, Company rules and policies. Ensures that the highest quality of streetcar service is delivered to customers.


  • Operates a streetcar in revenue, non-revenue service and the streetcar storage yard in strict compliance with Transdev’s rules, policies and procedures. Adheres to all traffic safety laws, regulations, standard operating and emergency procedures.

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a streetcar.

  • Observes and interacts with both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

  • Conducts self and interacts in an appropriate, professional manner at all times with the public and customers.

  • Operates communication system in accordance with radio protocols and FCC regulations; announces station stops, communicates with passengers and handles events related to automatic equipment failure announcements and emergencies.

  • Troubleshoots mechanical and electrical failures utilizing on-board diagnostic equipment, circuit breakers, brake cutouts and bypass switches under the direction of Rail Streetcar Supervisors and/or Operations Control Center.

  • Operates streetcar in unusual conditions where specific functions i.e. propulsion, braking, etc., are rendered inoperative. Operates manual track switches as directed.

  • Uses a variety of keys, levers and buttons to activate the streetcar and accelerate.

  • Performs streetcar pre-departure inspection in accordance with set procedures.

  • Assists in acceptance and commissioning of new streetcars and test operations.

  • Responsible to report any unusual occurrences during the course of duty including vehicle and Wayside (maintenance of tracks, clearing and repairing, etc.) issues to the Operations Controller.

  • Completes all required reports accurately at the end of scheduled shift.

  • Performs fare inspection duties as assigned.

  • Works flagging duties as assigned.

  • Assists in providing on-the-job instruction to student operators as required.

  • Completes all other job related duties as assigned.


Education, Licensing, and Certifications :

  • Possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age.

  • Possess a valid Ohio Driver License.

  • Must pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination including random drug and alcohol screens.

  • Must be able to successfully complete the Operator Streetcar Training Program and be certified to operate a Cincinnati Streetcar.

  • Must be able to be re-certified periodically on Standard Operating Procedures, rules, and hands on proficiency.

Experience :

  • Previous experience working around heavy equipment and/or large vehicles, performing duties under rules, policies, procedures preferred. Experience in military, fire fighter, law enforcement or similar environment requiring vigilance while experiencing distractions.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Ability to maintain a high level of dependability, reliability and safety

  • Ability to write clear concise reports

  • Ability to speak clearly, distinctly and effectively in a variety of situations using tact and diplomacy

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to exercise prudent and timely judgement in standard and emergency situations

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Criminal background check

  • Verification of previous employment

  • DMV Records check

  • Drug and Alcohol Screen

  • Criminal background check

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time in a confined space operating the streetcar

  • Must be able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend and reach overhead

  • Good manual dexterity

  • Must be able to sustain alertness under tedious circumstances

  • Must be able to manually throw track switches when required

  • Must be able to work in various outdoor temperatures and weather conditions

  • Must be able to work variable shifts including weekends/holidays

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

  • This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. You will be required to join the union within 90 days of employment.

  • Duties may require one to work more than eight (8) hours per day or irregular hours (split shifts).

Operators are subject to random alcohol and drug testing as per the Federal Transportation Authority Guidelines.

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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.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2018-8024

Position Category Driver/Operator - Bus, Paratransit, Taxi, Limo, Shuttle

Internal Reference 290

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Rail