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Alaska Coach Tours

Juneau, Alaska, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Sitka, Alaska

Adventures available! Finish the 2022 summer strong in Alaska!

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Our 2022 season runs May through October. We are looking for driver/guides, dispatchers, dock reps, and management staff.. We offer great wages, relocation assistance, guaranteed housing, premium pay for experienced drivers, safety/contract/referral bonuses. 

    Juneau

  • Driver/Guide

    Juneau
    $20.00 - $22.00 / hour + tips
    • $21/hr and higher for CDL holders with experience
    • Safety and Contract bonus (Equals $2/hr extra for every hour worked)
    • Guaranteed Driver housing
    • $600 travel reimbursement
    • $250 Referral Bonus (refer a friend and you make $250)

    Safely drive 40-45 foot motorcoaches while providing guided tour to visiting cruise passengers.

    • Successfully complete training program.
    • Commit to a minimum 90 day contract.
    • Paid CDL training available for exceptional individuals currently without CDL
    • Clean Driving Record
    • 21 years of age by March 1, 2022
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to develop interesting and factual tours with provided materials and to deliver competent spoken tours to groups
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Ability to pass DOT physical
    Apply Now
  • Mechanic

    Juneau

    General Function:  Perform scheduled services and repairs to equipment including; motor coaches, vans, service trucks, and shop tools and equipment during the operating season.  Perform major repairs to the above equipment during offseason.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Prior experience or formal education/training in maintaining and repairing diesel engines, air brakes, chassis, and electrical on heavy equipment and (preferably) motor coaches.  Applicants must provide and use their own basic hand tools. 
    • Certified as physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle according to a U.S. Dept. of Transportation physical and NIDA urinalysis drug screen.  Candidates must be willing to submit to pre-employment, random, post-accident, and just cause drug & alcohol testing.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license and a good, safe driving record (no more than one moving violation or “at fault” accident in the last three years).  DUI, DWI, negligent or reckless driving convictions automatically disqualify the applicant.  Successful applicants will be asked to provide a current (no older than 30 days) copy of his/her Motor Vehicle Record.
    • Must be able to lift and move a minimum of 50 lbs.  Employees must be able to sit, stand, walk, balance, kneel, crawl, see, talk, and hear.   
    • Employees must be able to work in harsh weather conditions for long hours on a variable schedule.

    Duties / Responsibilities

    • Through training and leadership, gain an understanding of systems and maintenance needs for all vehicles in the fleet, in order to facilitate the safety of passengers, and high levels of operation for the equipment. 
    • Routine duties will include but are not limited to changing oils, fluids, and filters, conducting lube jobs, and minor repairs such as replacing light bulbs, tires, repairing leaks, etc.
    • Work with shop foreman to establish a routine system to identify mechanical defects in equipment and implement repairs as needed.  Prioritize and perform year-round maintenance and repairs to include diesel engine repair, air brakes, air suspension, chassis, electrical systems, transmissions, air conditioning systems, body repairs, etc.
    • Review the daily vehicle reports submitted by drivers; troubleshoot and repair any issues that arise in day-to-day operation.  Work with drivers in gaining an understanding of general systems of all equipment, so that they may facilitate safety and achieve high levels of operation for the equipment that they operate.
    • Gain an understanding of pertinent Federal and State DOT regulations and integrate routine compliance into all aspects of work.  Complete all related paperwork in a professional, accurate, consistent, and timely manner.
    • Maintain open, clear, and positive communication regarding all aspects of vehicle maintenance and safety with the Fleet Manager, Operations team, and drivers.
    • Work with Shop Foreman to appropriately handle all aspects of assigned projects on motor coaches, vans, and other company equipment.  Aspects of projects include competitive procurement of parts, supplies or sub-contractors, performing work, ensuring that all work will be completed in a timely manner and within the approved budget. 
    • Work with management to quickly assess situations and work with the operations team to relay information via proper channels in the event of circumstances out of the normal schedule (vehicle breakdowns, assisting operations, etc…). 

     

    Apply Now
  • Ketchikan

  • Driver/Guide

    Ketchikan
    $20.00 - $22.00 / hour + tips
    • $21/hr and higher for CDL holders with experience
    • Safety & Contract bonus (Equals $2/hr extra for every hour worked)
    • Guaranteed Driver housing
    • $600 travel reimbursement
    • $250 Referral Bonus (refer a friend and you make $250)

     

    Safely drive 40-45 foot motorcoaches while providing guided tour to visiting cruise passengers.

     

    • Successfully complete training program.
    • Commit to a minimum 90 day contract.
    • Paid CDL training available for exceptional individuals currently without CDL
    • Clean Driving Record
    • 21 years of age by March 1, 2022
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to develop interesting and factual tours with provided materials and to deliver competent spoken tours to groups
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Ability to pass DOT physical
    Apply Now
  • Dispatch Coordinator

    Ketchikan
    $22.00 / hour

    Create daily dispatches in the office for ship days and work on docks to direct passengers and buses. This is a high activity job that requires a knack for multi-tasking and the ability not to get frazzled (easy on the caffeine!). You must be able to communicate clearly with staff, ship representatives, and vendor partners. There is always something to do, so no downtime to let your mind wander. If you love striving for glory and relish connecting/networking, this is the job for you!

    • Pre-employment substance screening & background check required
    • Class B CDL or Tourism Experience Preferred
    • Clean driving record
    • Excellent customer service and communication skills
    • Competent computer skills (Must have experience in Excel)
    • Organized and good at multi-tasking
    • Dependable and punctual
    • Great multi-tasking skills
    • Create daily ship dispatches that efficiently map out tours -- departing and arriving at accurate times
    • Communicate daily with arriving cruise ships to relay tour information, such as timing, passenger counts, and tour itinerary
    • Work closely with tour and operations manager to establish proper logistics and itinerary for all tours
    • Act as a leader regarding communications between Alaska Coach Tours and cruise ships. You'll act as the key representative for each division
    Apply Now
  • Dock Representative

    Ketchikan
    • Report directly to operations manager
    • Act as an intermediary between guests and driver staff
    • Direct guests to the proper destination
    • Various office-related duties
    • Answer questions from guests and ship staff concerning tours and all aspects of operations
    • Collect and maintain ticket counts throughout busy ship day
    Apply Now
  • Mechanic

    Ketchikan
    $22.00 - $26.00 / hour

    Position:          Mechanic – Ketchikan Division                                                    

    Reports to:      Lead Mechanic- Ketchikan, Shop Foreman - Juneau

    Status:             Seasonal / Full-Time

     

    Note:  A current Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) with Passenger and Air Brake preferred; Alaska Coach Tours may provide CDL training to applicants if needed. 

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    General Function:  Perform scheduled services and repairs to equipment including; motor coaches, vans, service trucks, and shop tools and equipment during the operating season.  Perform major repairs to above equipment during off season.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Prior experience or formal education/training in maintaining and repairing diesel engines, air brakes, chassis, and electrical on heavy equipment and (preferably) motor coaches.  Applicants must provide and use their own basic hand tools. 
    • Will need to be certified as physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle according to a U.S. Dept. of Transportation physical and NIDA urinalysis drug screen.  Candidates must be willing to submit to pre-employment, random, post-accident, and just cause drug & alcohol testing.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license and a good, safe driving record (no more than one moving violation or “at fault” accident in the last three years).  DUI, DWI, negligent or reckless driving convictions automatically disqualify the applicant.  Successful applicants will be asked to provide a current (no older than 30 days) copy of his/her Motor Vehicle Record.
    • Able to lift and move a minimum of 50 lbs.  Employees are regularly required to sit, stand, walk, see, talk and hear.  Frequently they will need to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
    • Employees must be able to work in harsh weather conditions for long hours on a variable schedule.

     

    Duties / Responsibilities

     

    1. Through training and leadership, gain understanding of systems and maintenance needs for all vehicles in fleet, in order to facilitate safety of passengers, and high levels of operation for the equipment. 

     

    • Routine duties will include, but are not limited to changing oils, fluids and filters, conducting lube jobs and minor repairs such as replacing light bulbs, tires, repairing leaks, etc.

     

    • Work with Fleet Manager to establish a routine system to identify mechanical defects in equipment and implement repairs as needed.  Prioritize and perform year-round maintenance and repairs to include diesel engine repair, air brakes, air suspension, chassis, electrical systems, transmissions, air conditioning systems, body repairs, etc.

     

    • Review the daily vehicle reports submitted by drivers; troubleshoot and repair any issues that arise in day to day operation.  Work with drivers in gaining understanding of general systems of all equipment, so that they may facilitate safety and achieve high levels of operation for the equipment that they operate.

     

    • Gain understanding of pertinent Federal and State DOT regulations and integrate routine compliance into all aspects of work.  Complete all related paperwork in a professional, accurate, consistent and timely manner.

     

    • Maintain open, clear and positive communication regarding all aspects of vehicle maintenance and safety with Fleet Manager, Operations team, and drivers.

     

    1. Work with Lead Mechanic and Fleet Manager to appropriately handle all aspects of assigned projects on motor coaches, vans and other company equipment.  Aspects of projects include: competitive procurement of parts, supplies or sub-contractors, performing work, ensuring that all work will be completed in a timely manner, and within the approved budget.  

     

    1. Assist as needed to fill in for driver/guides on tours or transfers as needed

     

    1. Work with management to quickly assess situations and work with operations team to relay information via proper channels in the event of circumstances out of the norm (tour deviations, passenger incidents or injuries, etc.). 

     

    Resumes can be submitted directly to Matt Ernst, VP of Fleet Operations, or on our website: www.alaskacoachtours.com

    Ph) 907.523.1905

    Fax) 907.463.5500

    matt@alaskacoachtours.com

    Apply Now
  • Sitka

  • Sitka
  • Driver Guide

    Sitka
    $20.00 - $23.00 / hour + tips
    • CDL holders with experience begin at $21/hr
    • Safety and Contract bonus (Equals $2/hr extra for every hour worked)
    • Guaranteed Driver housing
    • $600 travel reimbursement
    • $250 Referral Bonus (refer a friend and you make $250)

     

    Safely drive 40-45 foot motorcoaches while providing guided tour to visiting cruise passengers.

     

    • Successfully complete training program.
    • Commit to a minimum 90 day contract.
    • Paid CDL training available for exceptional individuals currently without CDL
    • Clean Driving Record
    • 21 years of age by March 1, 2022
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to develop interesting and factual tours with provided materials and to deliver competent spoken tours to groups
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Ability to pass DOT physical
    Apply Now
  • Mechanic

    Sitka
    $22.00 - $26.00 / hour

    Job Description

     

    Position:          Mechanic – Sitka                                                                                    

    Reports to:      Shop Foreman - Juneau

    Status:             Seasonal

     

    Note:  A current Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements preferred; Alaska Coach Tours may/will provide CDL training to qualified applicants if needed. 

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    General Function:  Perform scheduled services and repairs to equipment including; motor coaches, vans, service trucks, and shop tools and equipment during the summer operating season. 

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Prior experience or formal education/training in maintaining and repairing diesel engines, air brakes, chassis, and electrical on heavy equipment and (preferably) motor coaches.  Applicants must provide and use their own basic hand tools. 
    • Certified as physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle according to a U.S. Dept. of Transportation physical and NIDA urinalysis drug screen.  Candidates must be willing to submit to pre-employment, random, post-accident, and just cause drug & alcohol testing.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license and a good, safe driving record (no more than one moving violation or “at fault” accident in the last three years).  DUI, DWI, negligent or reckless driving convictions automatically disqualify the applicant.  Successful applicants will be asked to provide a current (no older than 30 days) copy of his/her Motor Vehicle Record.
    • Able to lift and move a minimum of 50 lbs.  Employees are regularly required to sit, stand, walk, see, talk and hear.  Frequently they will need to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
    • Employees must be able to work in harsh weather conditions for long hours on a variable schedule.

     

    Duties / Responsibilities

     

    1. Through training and leadership, gain understanding of systems and maintenance needs for all vehicles in fleet, in order to facilitate safety of passengers, and high levels of operation for the equipment. 

     

    • Routine duties will include, but are not limited to changing oils, fluids and filters, conducting lube jobs and minor repairs such as replacing light bulbs, tires, repairing leaks, etc.

     

    • Work with Shop Foreman to establish a routine system to identify mechanical defects in equipment and implement repairs as needed.  Prioritize and perform year-round maintenance and repairs to include diesel engine repair, air brakes, air suspension, chassis, electrical systems, transmissions, air conditioning systems, body repairs, etc.

     

    • Review the daily vehicle reports submitted by drivers; troubleshoot and repair any issues that arise in day to day operation.  Work with drivers in gaining understanding of general systems of all equipment, so that they may facilitate safety and achieve high levels of operation for the equipment that they operate.

     

    • Gain understanding of pertinent Federal and State DOT regulations and integrate routine compliance into all aspects of work.  Complete all related paperwork in a professional, accurate, consistent and timely manner.

     

    • Maintain open, clear and positive communication regarding all aspects of vehicle maintenance and safety with Fleet Manager, Operations team, and drivers.

     

    1. Work with Shop Foreman to appropriately handle all aspects of assigned projects on motor coaches, vans and other company equipment.  Aspects of projects include: competitive procurement of parts, supplies or sub-contractors, performing work, ensuring that all work will be completed in a timely manner, and within the approved budget. 

     

    1. Assist as needed to fill in for driver/guides on tours or transfers as needed

     

    1. Work with management to quickly assess situations and work with operations team to relay information via proper channels in the event of circumstances out of the norm (tour deviations, passenger incidents or injuries, etc…). 

     

    Resumes can be submitted directly to Matt Ernst, VP of Fleet Operations, or on our website: www.alaskacoachtours.com

    Ph) 907.523.1905

    Fax) 907.463.5500

    matt@alaskacoachtours.com

    Apply Now
  • Shuttle Bus Driver

    Sitka
    up to $23.00 / hour + tips

    Qualified CDL drivers to run cruise ship passenger shuttle bus from cruise ship dock to downtown Sitka. Drivers are responsible for transporting guests on a fixed route throughout the operating day. Relocation assistance and low cost housing provided. Safety and contract bonus add an extra of $2/per hour for all driving hours worked. Locals receive potential higher wage and signing bonus. 

    Apply Now
  • Skagway

  • Driver/Guide

    Skagway
    $18.50 / hour + tips
    • $20/hr and higher for CDL holders with experience
    • Safety & Contract bonus (Equals $2/hr extra for every hour worked)
    • Guaranteed Driver housing
    • $600 travel reimbursement
    • $250 Referral Bonus (refer a friend and you make $250)

     

    Safely drive 40-45 foot motorcoaches while providing guided tour to visiting cruise passengers.

    • Successfully complete training program.
    • Commit to a minimum 90 day contract.
    • Paid CDL training available for exceptional individuals currently without CDL
    • Clean Driving Record
    • 21 years of age by March 1, 2022
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to develop interesting and factual tours with provided materials and to deliver competent spoken tours to groups
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Ability to pass DOT physical
    Apply Now

How to Apply

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We hope you will consider joining our team in Alaska this summer!


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