Machine Shop Shuttle Driver Jul. 21 2017| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The Machine Shop Shuttle Driver for FIRST Robotics Competition will transport robots between event venue site and off-site Machine Shop. Communicates with the Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator regarding transport requests and status of transport location.

Note: Not all events require this position. Need for a shuttle driver to be determined by location of machine shop in proximity to event.


  • Transport robots between event venue site and Machine Shop
  • Maintain communication with Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator - may be assigned a two-way radio and headset, which must be returned daily to event management (All volunteers must refrain from using any and all cell phones and/or electronic devices while driving)
  • Driver is typically stationed in the Pit, and must respond to all transport requests from Pit Administration Supervisor.
  • Driver may transport robots only (no people)
  • If using a vehicle rented by the event to transport robot, the Driver must only travel between the event venue and off-site machine shop location


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Licensed driver for a minimum of two years
  • Must present the following to Youth Protection Staff at at least two weeks prior to event:
    • Proof of personal insurance ($100,000 for Bodily Injury/Property Damage (BI/PD) and $300,000 Combined Single Limit (CSL) - only if driving personal vehicle
    • Valid driver's license number and contact information (this is required to check driving record for infractions)
    • Must present valid driver's license to Volunteer Coordinator prior to starting shift
  • It is the responsibility of the team to load and unload the robot on/off the vehicle

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Ability to move about the facility
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to work and interact with volunteers, team members, contracted and FIRST staff
  • FIRST experience not required
  • Self-directed individual
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to drive

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 1 full day commitment
  • Preferred 2 full day (Districts) or 3 full day (Regionals)

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator provides on-site training

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Pit Administration Supervisor or Machine Shop Coordinator
On-site guidance: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the FIRST Code of Conduct