Machine Shop Shuttle Driver

Position Summary

Transport robots between event venue site and off-site Machine Shop.  Communicates with the Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator regarding transport requests and status of transport location.  Must be 18 years or older and be a licensed driver for a minimum of two years. 

NOTE: Not all events require this position. Need for shuttle drivers to be determined by location of machine shop in proximity to event.

Responsibilities:

  • Transport robots between event venue site and Machine Shop
  • Maintain communication with Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator - may be assigned a two-way radio and headset, which must be returned daily to event management (Note: all volunteers must refrain from using any and all cell/smart phones and/or electronic devices while driving)
  • Driver is typically stationed in the Pit, and must respond to all transport requests from Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator
  • Driver must transport robots only (no people)
  • If using a vehicle rented by the event to transport robot, the Driver must only travel between the event venue and off-site machine shop location

 Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Licensed driver for a minimum of two years
  • Must present following to Youth Protection Staff at safetyFIRST@usfirst.org at least two weeks prior to event:
    •  Proof of personal insurance ($100,000 for Bodily Injury/Property Damage (BI/PD) and $300,000 Combined Single Limit (CSL)- only if driving personal vehicle
    • Valid driver’s license number and contact information (in order to screen driving record to ensure they are a safe driver)
    • Must present valid driver’s license to Volunteer Coordinator prior to starting shift

NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the team to load and unload the robot on/off the vehicle.

Experience and Skills Needed:

  • Ability to move about the facility
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to work and interact with volunteers, team members, contracted and FIRST staff
  • FIRST experience not required
  • Self-directed individual
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to drive a van

Time Commitment:

Commitment:               Minimum one day + Training

Approximate times:     Wednesday: 6:00 P.M.- 8 P.M. (dependent upon Regional*)

                                    Thursday: 8:00 A.M.- 8 P.M.

                                    Friday: 8:00 A.M.- 5 P.M.

                                    Saturday: 8:00 A.M.- Completion

 

NOTE: Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to start of every shift in order to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration desk. 

Training

Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator provides training on-site

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision:  Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator

On-site guidance:    Volunteer Coordinator 

*Please Note: Some events will not be conducting a Wednesday evening Volunteer Orientation and Training.