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Motor Coach Operator – Part-Time, Casual
Nagel Coaches Ltd, a 46 year, second-generation, family owned and operated tour business is searching for the perfect Motorcoach Operator to complement our already excellent staff! Our sister company, Nagel Tours Ltd., is recognized as a leading operator of escorted motor coach tours in Alberta, and much of our work is providing transportation for these escorted vacations. We also do charter work for corporate clients, sports teams and the occasional private function. Nagel Coaches is always looking for employees with excellent customer service skills and impeccable driving skills, and we promote to more full-time work from within.
This Casual (seasonal) position is perfect for an experienced tour driver that is looking to slow down a bit as retirement nears and either lives in or is willing to relocate to the greater Edmonton region. During the course of the season, you will be assigned tours ranging from 7 to 29 days in length, travelling all over North America. Benefits of this position include a schedule of tours, paced through the season, assigned at the start of each year. The pay rate for this position is a day rate of $250, plus a meal allowance for each day on tour, plus supplemental pay from gratuities earned while on tour. The anticipated start date for this position will be timed for the candidate to be ready to drive an 18 day tour of Yukon and Alaska departing on June 7th, details can be found here: https://www.nageltours.com/tours/alaska-midnight-sun/.
A successful applicant must:
Have great customer service skills and possess a caring, open, understanding and respectful attitude to all types of people regardless of race, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation
Have a passion for driving, love to travel and meet new people
Have a valid Canadian Passport, and be prepared to be part of a random drug testing program to comply with US DOT regulations. Our staff must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be able to legally enter the United States.
Provide a clean Driver’s abstract, with 5 years tour driving minimum (preferred)
Possess a valid Alberta Class 1 or 2Q driver’s license
In the performance of your duties you will:
Have a flexible schedule, and may work any day of the week.
Work as part of a team while on tour with a Tour Director, who is responsible for the operation of the tour itinerary and direct interaction with passengers.
Complete required trip paperwork, including pre and post trip vehicle inspections, and keep track of hours using an electronic logging device.
Maintain proper dress – dress slacks, shirt and tie, and suitable polished footwear.
Handle various problems and emergencies related to tour conditions and the motorcoach, including breakdowns.
Travel for long periods of time away from home.
Read maps and/or research locations ahead to familiarize yourself with our pre-planned routes.
Lift suitcases (an average of 50 pounds) on and off a motorcoach.
Assist tour members on and off motorcoach.
Clean and perform light maintenance on the motorcoach.
To Apply, contact us at Careers [at] NagelTours [dot] com with cover letter and resume.