Driver and Facilities Specialist

Greater Boston Area
New England /
Part-time /
Driver and Facilities Specialist

Position: Driver and Facilities Specialist
Reports to: Director of Community Science, New England
Status: Part-time, non-exempt, temporary position
Union: Non- Union position
Start Date: Early June
End Date: August 31 - with potential Part Time Regular Employment
Location: Greater Boston Area
A minimum hourly rate of $25.40/hr and an estimated 16 hr/wk.

New England Team

BioBus, Inc. is pleased to announce a job opening for a Driver and Facilities Specialist on its New England Team. We are looking for an adventurous and science-enthusiastic driver and facilities specialist for transporting microscopes and other scientific equipment to set up pop-up science labs throughout the Greater Boston Area.

We’re a friendly group of scientists that visit a different school everyday with our lab-on-wheels to inspire the next generation of scientists. Additional responsibilities with mobile lab program logistics coordination are also available for qualified candidates.

The compensation for this position is budgeted at a minimum of $25.40/hr and an estimated 16 hr/wk. The compensation offer will be based on the market-aligned range for the position and may include increases for education, a CDL and experience. 

Company information
BioBus helps K-12 and college students discover, explore, and pursue science. We focus on students excluded from the scientific community due to factors such as race, gender, economic status, and physical access. Through this work, we envision a world where all people have the opportunity to reach their full scientific potential. We’ve reached 350,000 students at more than 900 schools since 2008, primarily in NYC and Boston public and charter schools and as far away as California. BioBus students connect with scientists from diverse backgrounds, learn lab and research skills, practice science communication, and take steps to become the next generation of scientists and problem-solvers, making the world better for all of us. Our students access and become part of the scientific community through introductory science labs aboard our mobile labs at their schools; after-school, weekend, and summer programs; and year-long internships. Our recent expansion in New England is poised to provide a full pathway of programs for students in Boston public schools and beyond. 

BioBus encourages creativity and creates space for all staff to suggest new programs, new methods, and otherwise have a voice in shaping the direction of their team and the organization. We offer a casual work environment, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits, and a friendly and supportive culture.

Driver and Facilities Specialist Qualifications


 Valid driver's license. 
At least 2 years experience driving commercial vehicles in dense urban environments. Bus, straight truck, or trailer experience preferred.
Clean driving record with no history of major accidents or traffic violations.
Knowledge of and adherence to all federal and state transportation regulations.
Ability to operate and maintain commercial vehicles safely and effectively.
Commitment to safety, both for oneself and others on the road.
Self-motivated with the ability to structure and manage time effectively with some oversight.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills for managing paperwork and logs.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with supervisors, team members and clients.
Physical fitness and the ability to lift and move heavy cargo, up to 50 lbs, as needed.
Familiarity with GPS navigation systems and route planning software.
Experience installing and configuring stereo/ electronics/low voltage equipment.
Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, and adapt to changing schedules.
Working cell phone.
Extreme team spirit preferred.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Specific Responsibilities 
Driving and Vehicular Support
Transporting microscopes and science lab equipment and supplies to schools and program sites throughout the Greater Boston area
• Ability to operate commercial vehicles, including transit bus, travel trailer, tractor-trailers, box trucks, or other specified vehicles, in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Drive vehicles safely between parking lots (commonly Cambridge, South Boston and Roxbury) and schools and other program sites across Greater Boston area.
Transporting to program sites safely and on time.
Must be available for 6am starts. Normal return drive ends by 5pm.
Plan routes and schedules to meet scheduled arrival times with minimal supervision.
Communicate effectively with supervisors and team members to provide updates on status, address any issues or delays including promptly reporting vehicle issues.
Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the vehicle, reporting any maintenance or safety issues promptly.
Maintain accurate records of trips, including driver logs, mileage, proof of delivery.
Adhere to all commercial traffic laws and D.O.T. regulations, including hours-of-service requirements.
Maintain a clean and organized vehicle, inside and out, and perform routine vehicle maintenance tasks.

BioBus & BioBase Lab/ Equipment/ Inventory Management
Safe deployment of microscope stations and other equipment from vehicles into schools and other program sites, ensuring that it is properly secured to prevent damage during transit.
Operate equipment, such as liftgates, pallet jacks, and hand trucks, to facilitate the loading and unloading process.
Performs laboratory maintenance including battery, electrical system, HVAC system, and mechanical issues, etc. in order to minimize program interruption.
Responsible for ensuring a fully stocked and accurately cataloged inventory of essential items in BioBus and BioBaselabs, and coordinates with BioBus staff to order new supplies when necessary.

Ensure compliance with safety protocols, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). 
Follow company policies and procedures related to driver safety, performance, and conduct.
Interface with our community partners in a friendly way that supports the BioBus's mission to increase access to amazing science equipment and experiences for all!

A minimum hourly rate of $25.40/hr and an estimated 16 hr/wk.
$25.40 - $34 an hour
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
BioBus seeks to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.