- Greenlink Transit
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Bus driver hourly rates are dependent on years of experience but range from $19.60 to $24.49 an hour.
Heavy bus mechanic salaries are dependent on years of experience and the skills assessment but range from $54,246.40 - $70,512.00 annually.
Bus operators and mechanics are required to:
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Have a clean driving history
- Drivers must have a South Carolina Class B Commercial Driver’s License and passenger endorsement. Or have a valid Class D driver’s license, obtain a Class B Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) with passenger endorsement within 3 weeks of hire, and a Class B CDL with passenger endorsement within 8 weeks of hire. Mechanics will be required to earn the Class B CDL with passenger endorsement within 3 months of hire
- Have customer service experience
As City of Greenville employees, full-time drivers receive the following benefits. The full Benefits Guide, along with insurance premiums, is available on the Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal.
- Healthcare Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Sick Time
- Tuition Reimbursement
- And More!
Greenlink bus drivers help meet Greenville County residents’ day-to-day needs by transporting passengers to their jobs, medical appointments, the grocery store and other important errands. Drivers are responsible for following City, County, State and Federal laws; collecting bus fare; assisting disabled passengers as needed; monitoring vehicle operation and documenting any mechanical issues; staying alert to weather conditions and ensuring passenger safety.
Bus Driver SALARY RANGE
Hourly rates are dependent on years of experience but range from $19.60 to $24.49 an hour. Learn more about employee benefits.
DON’T HAVE A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE?
Don’t worry! Greenlink now offers in-house training with the “Bus Operator in Training” position.
Applicants who don’t have a South Carolina Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) will undergo training at the beginning of the program and will be required to obtain their Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) within 2 weeks of hire and their CDL within 8 weeks.
There’s no fee to participate in the CDL training, which would normally cost you over $2,000. And, while you’re actively enrolled in our Bus Operator in Training program, you’ll earn $19 an hour.
The program includes classroom and hands-on training and provides the skills and knowledge required to operate a public transit bus safely and independently. Trainees who complete the program will be promoted to Bus Operator.
Want to learn more? Schedule a bus ride-along with Greenlink’s Safety & Training Specialist by calling 864-298-2750 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenlink mechanics are vital for ensuring the buses and vehicles are in working order and can safely transport Greenlink passengers. Mechanics are responsible for performing repairs of vehicles and engines, maintaining all the equipment on the vehicles such as the radio and farebox, and conducting diagnostics.
Greenlink operates a mixed fleet of heavy-duty diesel engine buses, gasoline medium & light duty vehicles, and electric buses. Greenlink’s services operate Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fleet Maintenance is the support backbone to ensure Greenlink is able to operate and provide essential transportation without issue. The Fleet Maintenance Garage is open during the entire service day and remains open after service ends to get all vehicles ready for the next day of service. The Garage operates from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. No maintenance staff needed for Sunday at this time.
Our technicians operate on two shifts. The morning shift approximately runs from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the evening shift is expected from 1:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Additionally, the evening shift team members rotate weekly to cover the late-night shift from 4:30 p.m. until bus washing is complete.
Mechanic APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants who apply and meet qualifications will be eligible to interview. If selected as a finalist, the candidate will be placed through an assessment to grade their mechanic competency (i.e. Mechanic I, Mechanic II, or Mechanic III). The assessment consists of a written test and a skills assessment using a Greenlink bus; the assessment is conducted by a third party.
Mechanic PAY RANGE
Salaries are dependent on years of experience and the skills assessment.
- Heavy Bus Mechanic
- Salary Range - $54,246.40 - $70,512.00/year
- ASE Incentive - and additional $0.25/hour is added to pay scale for each ASE exam passed. Maximum incentive limit of $5.00/hour on top of salary.
All positions are eligible for overtime.
Initially, ASE (automotive Service Excellence) Incentives for Greenlink Mechanics must consist of the Core Certifications for the Transit Bus Career Specialty Track (Compressed Natural Gas, Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Heavy Bus Brakes, Bus Suspension, Electric/Electronics, Heating and AC, Preventative Maintenance Inspections, and Automatic Transmissions).
Additional Mechanic BENEFITS
- Tools and Toolbox Provided
- Specialty Tools Provided
- Uniform/Uniform Service Provided
- Boots/Work Shoes Provided
- Continuing Education Training Provided
- ASE Testing Provided