Autonomous Shuttle Operator M/F (Réf : 2019074SAL)College Station, TX Fixed-term contract
NAVYA is a French company specializing in the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles. A pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market, NAVYA assists cities and private sites around the world in improving their transport offer with its autonomous, driverless and electric solutions. At the cutting edge of technology, NAVYA revolutionizes trips by offering fluid mobility solutions.
As part of the demonstration project, NAVYA is looking for Shuttle Operators to provide operational support during this three-month demonstration period.
Responsible for operating a self-driving, autonomous shuttle for two to six hours per day, including collecting data and providing feedback.
Primary Duties to include:
- Monitor automated driving software systems.
- Be a brand ambassador for Texas A&M and Navya about the technology by communicating professionally and courteously with management as well as interacting with the members of the public.
- Respect and adherence to Navya’s high standard of safety standards, both inside and outside of the shuttles.
- Work closely with Navya Supervision Department to provide concise, clear, and accurate verbal and written feedback regarding shuttle operation .
- Conduct troubleshooting activities with Navya supervision department when necessary.
- Communicate daily with Navya and Texas A&M management on status of the shuttle.
- Consistently demonstrate situational awareness and understanding of the technology in his/her care, and the willingness and ability to constantly adapt and adjust to changes in the environment.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Engineering or business background preferred, but not required.
- Interest in new technology and/or autonomous mobility.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient with computers, including basic troubleshooting with the ability to utilize proprietary software tools.
- Valid US driver’s license, clean driving record and three (3)+ years of driving experience
- Able to work some evenings and/or weekends for special events.
- Able to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to drive safely in all weather conditions.
- Compliance with a zero-policy alcohol and drug policy.
- Due to the nature of the position and daily inspections of the vehicle, this job often requires physical work including, but not limited to, bending, stooping, and various operational tasks.
- Vehicle Operator should expect to spend most working hours inside the vehicle
- Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
Practical informations :
Texas A&M University is inviting students, faculty, and the community to experience the university’s first autonomous shuttle.
The 3-month demonstration project will begin in mid-August and operate on a fixed route near the Southside parking garage.
Rides on the shuttle will be free and open to the public.
Periodically during the three months, static demonstrations will be held at sites such as the Zachry Engineering Complex, the Bush School and Kyle Field.
The goal is to give the Aggie community a chance to experience autonomous vehicle technology first-hand to inspire innovation across various disciplines.
This is a temporary, hourly position beginning mid-August and ending mid-November 2019. A total of five (5) operators will be hired to support Monday – Friday, 10 am to 4 pm shuttle operations. Some evening and weekend shifts may be necessary to support special events. Two (2) static demonstrations will be held in front of Kyle Field early in the football season during a home game.
Offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of training. Paid training will be provided.