Thursday, April 7, 2016

Meet Phil Halverson: Community Transit Mechanic

When you have a family to take care of, job satisfaction often becomes less about what makes you happy and more about what pays the bills. But what if you could find a job that gives you both? It's possible, here at Community Transit!

Phil Halverson is relatively new to our Maintenance team, recently celebrating his first anniversary with us. Feeling uninspired and undervalued in his early roles maintaining boats and medium duty vehicles, Phil says that working here is about so much more than providing for his family. "The benefits are such a blessing. Plus, they pay you what you're worth." With a starting salary of $30.88 per hour, Mechanics can expect to earn up to $34.41 after 12 months. Community Transit also offers exceptional benefits for the whole family, giving great peace of mind to employees with small children, like Phil.

Feeling valued also goes beyond being compensated fairly, too. Our Mechanics are trained on advanced systems, including APTS (Advanced Public Transportation System) and Hybrid technology. This investment in training adds confidence not only in skills, but in knowing the company you work for believes in you. "We get the support and time we need to do the job the right way. This takes away a lot of pressure. We know we will get the tooling and tech resources we need."

This commitment to the employee does a lot for a positive work environment, too. "Everyone is genuinely happy to be working here. I could see it right away. It was just oozing from everyone I met."

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Phil. We are so happy that you are part of the Community Transit family!

What does feeling valued by your employer mean to you? Is it more than just the salary and benefits?

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