IndyGo Professional Coach Operators do so much more than drive buses. They make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who live, work, and play in Indianapolis. Join our team today and connect people to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences.

We Offer Great Benefits

  • $19.00 – $23.75 per hour/$39,520 – $49,400 per year
  • Advancement and Bonus Opportunities
  • No experience required, in fact – you are a paid employee while you are trained (CDL training provided)
    • $13.98 – $16.00 per hour
  •  Experience Indianapolis by bus
  • All local work
  • No overnight travel
  • Full benefits including:
    • Competitive Pay with Annual Increases
    • Paid Time Off
    • Holiday Pay
    • Onsite Wellness Clinic
      • Free Health Screenings
    • Health Insurance
      • Medical, Dental, & Vision
      • FSA, HSA, & DCFSA
      • Wellness Programs – Health & Financial
    • Discounted Gym Memberships
    • Retirement Plans
      • 401(a) & 457(b)
    • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, & Life Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program

What our Professional Coach Operators Do

  • Operate and drive a transit vehicle safely, courteously, and reliably throughout Marion County
  • Build and grow professional rapport with Riders
  • Make stops at designated bus stops to load and unload Riders
  • Assist Riders in securing strollers, bikes, and wheelchairs and/or other mobility aids on and off the bus
  • Operate on-board computer fare boxes and destination signs
  • Perform pre/post trip vehicle inspections
  • Share abnormal incidents with your route, Riders, or bus with IndyGo’s Dispatch Team

Consider the Following Before You Apply

We think you have what it takes to become a Professional Coach Operator.

  • Would you be comfortable operating a large vehicle up to 60 feet long in all types of weather and traffic conditions?
  • Would you enjoy interacting with hundreds of customers?
  • Would you be able to sit for several hours at a time?
  • Would you be comfortable communicating and listening to customers?
  • Would you accept a job where your choice of work schedule, work location, and vacation dates are based on seniority?
  • Would you be willing to wear a uniform and maintain a professional appearance as part of your job?

Steps to Become an IndyGo Professional Coach Operator

  1. Submit your Application:
    • Online
    • In-Person Kiosks: 1501 W. Washington Street | M-F 10AM-2PM
      • We are happy to assist you with your application!
    • You will need a resume to apply.
  2.  Take an Online Assessment: 
    • If you meet the minimum requirements for the position, you will receive an online assessment invitation via the email address you shared when submitting your application.
    • If you successfully pass the assessment, you will be contacted for an interview.
  3. Interview
    • Interviews will typically take place at IndyGo’s Headquarters (1501 W Washington St).
    • We recommend dressing business casual.
    • Please bring a government issued ID.
    • There is guest parking in front of the building or Route 8 Westbound to the Zoo or Airport will drop you off right across the street at the Washington St. & Harding St. stop.
  4. Obtain a Class B CDL Learner’s Permit:
    • You will be given a CDL Permit Training Guide.
    • You will need to pass 3 sections: General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Transporting Passengers Safely.
    • You will have two (2) weeks from your interview to pass all 3 sections.
    • If you already have your permit, you can skip step 4.
    • If you already have your CDL license, you can skip step 4 and 6.
  5. Background Check, Drug Test, & Physical:
    • You will need to successfully complete the following (IndyGo initiates and pays for these verifications and tests):
      1. Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Exam
      2. DOT Drug and Alcohol Screening
      3. Physical Abilities Testing
      4. Criminal History Check
      5. Employment Verification
      6. Education Verification
    • YOU ARE HIRED: You are officially an IndyGo Coach Operator Trainee!
  6. Participate in CDL Skills Training (if applicable):
    • CDL Skills Training is one week and takes place Monday through Friday 8 AM – 5 PM.
  7. Participate in IndyGo’s New-Hire Orientation & IndyGo’s Professional Coach Operator Training Academy:
    • New-Hire Orientation is one (1) day.
    • IndyGo Professional Coach Operator Training Academy is eight (8) – ten (10) weeks. The Academy is a mix of classroom learning and driving with our experienced training staff.
    • During this time, you will be given two (2) chances to successfully pass the CDL Skills Exam, if applicable.
  8. Kick-Start Your Career with IndyGo! 
    • Congratulations! After graduating from the IndyGo Professional Coach Operator Training Academy, you will be converted from a Trainee to a Professional Coach Operator.