VIA increases hiring incentives for newly-hired operators and mechanics

June 6, 2022
Paid training is also provided for new hires.

VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA) has increased hiring incentives for new drivers and fleet maintenance personnel.

VIA is currently hiring bus operators, VIAtrans paratransit van operators, mechanics and CDL shop attendants. Bus and VIAtrans paratransit van operators can receive up to $4,000. Mechanics and CDL shop Aatendants can receive up to $6,000.

Applications are being accepted online now. Starting hourly pay for new bus operators is $20.25. Paratransit van operator starting pay is $16.64. No experience is necessary. Paid training is provided with classes starting every two weeks.

The mechanics starting hourly pay is $22.29. Mechanic applicants should have two years of full-time verifiable work experience as a mechanic. CDL shop attendants starting hourly pay is $16.01, and must have experience with cleaning vehicles, equipment and/or facilities.

VIA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and supports equal opportunities for all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex or age. VIA offers competitive salary and a range of flexible benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance, family medical coverage, sick leave, retirement planning, uniform and tool allowances, and more.

A national labor shortage affecting cities across the country, including San Antonio, impacts VIA’s ability to deliver more frequent and reliable schedules and services. The Employment and Testing Department conducts broad-based recruiting and outreach efforts to strengthen VIA’s commitment to hiring and retaining a quality work force of diverse talents and backgrounds. This includes virtual and in-person job fairs and an online application portal available 24/7.