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NJ Transit Bus Serviceperson (Entry-level Automotive Technician, Fueler)

Hamilton Township, New Jersey
13 Sep 2022


***Now Offering $3,000 Signing Bonuses for all new Servicepersons***
$6,000 Signing Bonus for CDL A or B License Holders (must have air brake and passenger endorsement) at time of hire

Central Openings available in: Hamilton, Camden, Washington Township and Egg Harbor Township


Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time-and we're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.

Under the direction of the Superintendent or General Foreman, a Bus Serviceperson is responsible for checking and maintaining of all NJ TRANSIT buses for daily services. Report any damages or repairs needed as directed by the supervisor.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Check bus fluids and maintain required levels
  • Change fluids
  • Clean inside and around buses
  • Shift and drive buses in and around the garage
  • Steam engines
  • Change tires (utilizing the appropriate equipment)
  • Complete forms required in carrying out duties of the position
  • Training

    NJ TRANSIT's Maintenance Department offers a six (6) day, comprehensive job-related training for all new Servicepersons at our Training Facility in Newark, NJ.

    NJ TRANIST's Bus Operational Training Department offers up to 30 days of classroom instruction to assist new Serviceperson hires with obtaining a NJ Commercial Learner's Permit, which is an essential requirement of the Serviceperson position.

  • A Serviceperson must purchase their Examination Ticket at a NJ MVC location, and complete the IdentoGo fingerprinting process prior to starting
  • A Serviceperson must obtain a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) valid in the state of New Jersey within thirty (30) days of their start date.
  • A Serviceperson must successfully complete both bus maintenance and bus operational training, including the receipt of a Class A/B Commercial Driver License valid in the state of New Jersey with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions.
  • Education and Experience Requirements Light professional mechanical experience preferred; diesel experience a plus but not required
  • Be twenty-one years (21) years of age
  • Possess a valid NJ Driver's License with three (3) years of driving experience
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger endorsement  or  possess a valid NY/PA CDL with Passenger and Airbrake endorsement***
  • Be able to work any shift in keeping with seniority-based scheduling. Hours vary depending upon the Bus Garage. 
  • Be able to pass the pre-employment physical and background checks
  • Have a good driving record with less than five (5) points

  • At NJ TRANSIT you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package!
  • $6,000 Signing Bonus  for CDL A or B License Holders (must have air brake and passenger endorsement) at time of hire
  • $3,000 Signing Bonus for all newly hired Servicepersons 
  • Full benefit package including medical, prescription, dental & vision
  • Pension plan plus 457 tax-deferred savings plan (lifetime benefit)
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Paid time off
  • Assistance obtaining your CDL (for NJ drivers only)
  • Salary: $19.01
  • At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff.

    NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    *Terms and Conditions Apply.


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    • Job Reference: 710877857-2
    • Date Posted: 13 September 2022
    • Recruiter: NJ TRANSIT
    • Location: Hamilton Township, New Jersey
    • Salary: On Application