Manchester Transit Authority

Careers

School Bus

School bus drivers transport America’s most precious passengers. This is an ideal opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, or anyone looking for some extra income. Come join our team of part-time employees for field trips and school routes. We even offer the extensive training required to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL-B).

Salary
-Training: $12.00/Hour
-Starting Salary: $17.69/Hour
-Six-Months: $18.67/Hour
-One-Year: $19.52/Hour

Benefits
-25-35 hours/week.
-All employees receive an annual $2,000.00 retention bonus paid in $200.00 increments over 10 months.
-Applicants who already hold CDL-B, Airbrake, Passenger, and SBC certifications receive $500.00 ($250.00 after six months, $250.00 after one year).
-Eight (8) paid holidays, one (1) paid snow day.
-Perfect attendance bonuses.
-Opportunity to become a full-time transit operator.
-No cleaning, sweeping, or fueling.
-Physical and drug testing paid by the MTA.
-Ability to bring your children to work.

Responsibilities
-Transport students to and from school in a safe, caring manner.
-Conduct a complete vehicle safety check before and after use.
-Attend and participate in safety meetings.

Optional extra work: school field trips and commercial charters.

Qualifications
Successful applicants must:
-Be 18 years of age or older.
-Hold a valid driver’s license for a minimum of two years.
-Have an excellent driving history (more than three recorded moving violations during the past two years will disqualify your application).
-Bring a current copy of their Motor Vehicle Record.
-Read and speak English sufficiently.
-Pass a DOT physical examination in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
-Pass a DOT drug/alcohol screening in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
-Pass a New Hampshire criminal background check.
-Be a high school graduate or have a GED.

Please note that anyone applying for a job as a bus operator must inform the MTA of all previous employment as the driver of a commercial vehicle within the last 10 years.

MTA is actively seeking a qualified bus mechanic.

Salary
-Starting Salary: $23.72/Hour after one year

Benefits
-40 hours/week, overtime available.
-Applicants who already hold CDL-B, Airbrake, Passenger, and SBC certifications are preferred.
-Eight (11) paid holidays
-Perfect attendance bonuses.
-Heath, life, dental, vacation, sick time, and tool allowance.

Responsibilities

-Perform vehicle preventive maintenance to meet MTA standards
-Diagnose vehicle defects and select a course of action for quality repairs
-Repair all aspects of vehicle body, chassis, and frame
-Be aware and learn all EPA regulations pertaining to chemicals used in body repairs
-Repair vehicles at a minimum cost without sacrificing quality of repair
-Ensure vehicles meet safety requirements in compliance with State and Federal laws
-Perform road calls as required
-Maintain a safe, clean, “team” oriented environment
-Assist in all repair functions as requested
-Properly use the Transit Fleet Maintenance Information System.
-Properly fills in appropriate information on work orders.
-Communicate professionally with supervisor and other technicians.
-Use safely power and hand-held mechanics tools.
-Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately
-Inspect vehicle computer and electronic systems to repair, maintain and upgrade
-Conduct routine maintenance work (replacing fluids, lubricating parts etc.) aiming to vehicle functionality and longevity
-Repair or replace broken or dysfunctional parts and fix issues (e.g. leaks)
-Maintain equipment and tools in good condition
-Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Successful applicants must:
-Be 18 years of age or older.
-Hold a valid driver’s license for a minimum of two years.
-Have an excellent driving history (more than three recorded moving violations during the past two years will disqualify your application).
-Bring a current copy of their Motor Vehicle Record.
-Read and speak English sufficiently.
-Pass a DOT physical examination in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
-Pass a DOT drug/alcohol screening in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
-Be a high school graduate or have a GED.

Driver
This is a great opportunity to step into a Spare Transit Operator position, leading to full-time work.

Salary
-Training: $12.00/Hour
-Starting Salary: $20.84/Hour
-Six Months: $22.00/Hour
-One Year: $23.16/Hour

Benefits
-25-45 hours/week.
-All employees receive an annual $2,000.00 retention bonus paid in $200.00 increments over 10 months.
-Applicants who already hold CDL-B, Airbrake, Passenger, and SBC certifications receive $500.00 ($250.00 after six months, $250.00 after one year).
-Eight (8) paid holidays, one (1) paid snow day.
-Perfect attendance bonuses.
-Opportunity to become a full-time transit operator.
-No cleaning, sweeping, or fueling.
-Physical and drug testing paid by the MTA.
-Ability to bring your children to work.

Responsibilities
-Cover transit bus routes when full-time drivers are off.
-Transport students to and from school in a safe, caring manner.
-Conduct a complete vehicle safety check before and after use.
-Attend and participate in safety meetings.

Optional extra work: school field trips and commercial charters.

Qualifications
Successful applicants must:
-Be 18 years of age or older.
-Hold a valid driver’s license for a minimum of two years.
-Have an excellent driving history (more than three recorded moving violations during the past two years will disqualify your application).
-Bring a current copy of their Motor Vehicle Record.
-Read and speak English sufficiently.
-Pass a DOT physical examination in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
-Pass a DOT drug/alcohol screening in accordance with Federal Motor -Carrier Safety Regulations.
-Pass a New Hampshire criminal background check.
-Be a high school graduate or have a GED.

Please note that anyone applying for a job as a bus operator must inform the MTA of all previous employment as the driver of a commercial vehicle within the last ten years.

Employment Application

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Download our application, fill it in completely, and mail it to:
MTA
Attn.: Hiring Manager
110 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Follow these steps to email us your application.

1. Save the employment application to your computer (for example, on your desktop).
2. Open the application from your PC. This allows you to fill out the application electronically.
3. Signature: If you do not have an Adobe Digital ID, leave the signature field blank. Your signature will be required when you come in.
4. When finished, click on “Email Application” to send us your filled-out application. If you do not use Outlook, please select “Use Webmail,” and follow the prompts.

If you’d rather pick up an application in person, we are located at 110 Elm Street in Manchester. Come down Gas Street to access our main office.