Employment Application

Employment Overview

Schmitty & Sons is a diverse and employee owned bus transportation company with several different driving opportunities throughout the Twin Cities south metro area. We have locations in Lakeville, Eagan and Burnsville. Schmitty & Sons is interested in hiring committed and professional individuals to join our team. Our team consists of some of the most dedicated professionals in the transportation industry.

Schmitty & Sons has industry leading safety standards, and a goal of always exceeding our customer’s expectations. To maintain these high expectations, we only hire the best employees. After hiring an employee, we provide paid training to ensure each employee can deliver on our promise.

Our company prides itself on having an Employee friendly atmosphere. Since we have been in the transportation industry for over 60 years, our employees maintain positive working relationships with each other and the community.

As of January 1, 2016 Schmitty & Sons is proud to announce that the company is now an employee owned enterprise. We truly believe that our company would not be allowed to thrive without our hard working and friendly staff, therefore this benefit is now available to employees.

Highlights

  • Competitive pay
  • Year-round employment available
  • Experience pay
  • Benefits package for full time employees

For questions, please contact

employment2@schmittyandsons.com or 952-985-7574

Positions Available

Repair Maintenence

Mechanics

Bus Mechanic – Schmitty & Sons operates repair facilities in Eagan, Burnsville and Lakeville. Our fleet maintenance program is the best in the industry. We achieve this high standard by hiring quality technicians. We refuse to cut corners in our work and since we have a large inventory of parts, repairs are made the right way every time. Safety is our number one priority; we expect only the highest standard of work from our technicians.

We are looking for technicians with experience in;

Mobile HVAC Systems
Heavy Duty Suspension
Air Brakes
Electrical Systems
ASE Certifications
Computer Diagnostics

Benefits Include:

Competitive Pay
Laptop Computer
PTO
Tuition Reimbursement
Specialty Tools
Uniforms
Health Insurance
Mechanic Application
School Bus

School Bus Driver

For the past 60 years Schmitty & Sons has been providing school bus transportation for the Lakeville Area School District. We transport students in full sized (class C) bus routes, school bus vans (class A), and Type III vans. Our drivers are generally on the same route in order to create strong bonds with the Lakeville students and to be the familiar face that brings the children to school.

Highlights:

Split-shift bringing children to and from school (Approximately 6 hours per day)
Holidays and non-school days off
Bring your child to work
Summers off (if desired)
Casual dress code

Paid Training

Regardless of prior experience, all drivers are required to complete a 40 hour paid training program 2-3 weeks depending on availability.

Training Steps:

Obtain a CDL permit
Classroom
CDL road test (on site)
Route/Bus training
Driver Application

Transit Driver

Schmitty & Sons has operated bus services for the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) for the past 2 decades. MVTA provides commuter transportation services from several park and ride locations throughout their service area. This includes Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Savage, and Shakopee. Along with commuter service, MVTA also operates several local routes, and the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit service. Primarily we are looking for drivers for weekdays during the AM and PM rush hour periods. However, other routes are available.

Full and part time shifts available.

We provide state of the art training for our drivers with our driving simulator. The simulator allows for trainees to experience how the transit bus turns, brakes and feels in differing environments.

Highlights:

Competitive pay
Year-round employment
Uniforms
Experience pay
Health insurance
401k with company match
Weekend shifts available on sign up basis

Paid Training

Regardless of prior experience, all new transit drivers are required to complete a 90 hour paid training program over 4-5 weeks depending on availability.

Training Steps:

Obtain CDL permit
Classroom
CDL road test
Route/Bus training
Driver Application
Minicoach

Charter Bus Driver

The charter department at Schmitty & Sons provides reliable transportation for after school activities, school field trips, tours, weddings, corporate groups, and more. There are also additional opportunities for school bus, airport shuttle and motor coach shifts.

Highlights:

Flexible schedule based on availability
Competitive pay
Year-round employment
Experience pay
Weekend shifts available

Paid Training

Regardless of prior experience, all drivers are required to complete a 40 hour paid training program  2-3 weeks depending on availability.

Training Steps:

Obtain CDL permit
Classroom
CDL road test (on site)
Driver Application

Wash Stall

Schmitty & Sons takes pride in maintaining the cleanest bus fleet in the industry. Our washers and detailers are responsible for efficiently and thoroughly clean the exterior/interior of the vehicles.

This is a 1st or 2nd shift full time position.

Highlights:

Competitive Pay
Uniforms
Health Insurance
401K w/Company Match
Option to Obtain CDL Through Paid Training Program
Wash Stall Application

Non-CDL Opportunities

Bus Aide: Assists in providing safe transportation for students commuting through the Lakeville school district. You provide supervision of students on the bus and support students on their commute to school. You are not required to drive a school bus for this position. The goal is to support the driver and the students!

Van Driver (Type III):  Transports students of the Lakeville school district to various programs around the metropolitan area.

We are looking for individuals who can communicate well, work with students, and maintain cooperative relationships with other drivers and students. Free training provided and no CDL required!

Highlights:

Flexible Hours
No class B license necessary
Holidays and non-school days off
Aide & Van Driver Application