Job Profile

Under the direction of the Transit Manager, Operators are dedicated customer focused individuals responsible for providing safe and efficient conventional and specialized transit services. As front line employees, Operators are instrumental in demonstrating respectful behavior towards all passengers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing courteous and timely service, route, bus schedule information to passengers and pick-up/drop-off passengers from stop to stop or door-to-door on Care-a-Van.
  • Ensuring passengers with disabilities are accommodated within OHRC and applicable legislation while ensuring they benefit from Sarnia’s transit services.
  • Physical demands assisting passengers with mobility needs and devices on and off the bus while following prescribed procedures.


  • Safety conscious driver with knowledge of Sarnia’s roads and attractions;
  • Minimum valid Class C Driver’s License with an abstract acceptable to City guidelines, and possess or have the ability to obtain Z-endorsement;
  • Demonstrated ability to deal courteously and with dignity and respect towards customers and co-workers;
  • Must successfully pass a medical examination in accordance with Ministry of Transportation Regulations;
  • Must successfully complete Sarnia Transit’s training program for bus operation, including practical and written tests;
  • Large commercial vehicle driving experience is considered an asset;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A clean Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Additional Details

This position is represented by Unifor Local 127 with an hourly rate of $27.61 (Starting, $28.10 (6-month), $28.51 (1-year).

Candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to indicating “Sarnia Transit” by December 1, 2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The health, safety and well-being of City of Sarnia employees is paramount, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional me The health, safety and well-being of City of Sarnia employees is paramount, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures have been implemented throughout the corporation to protect our employees and ensure their continued health and safety. On September 13, 2021, the City of Sarnia implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which states that new employees to the City are required to be fully vaccinated on their first day of employment.

The City of Sarnia is an inclusive and equitable Corporation that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all genders, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Information received relating to accommodation and diversity will be addressed confidentially.

Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.