We’re Hiring Diesel Mechanics

Our bus mechanics are an essential part of the TriMet team. They perform and support a wide variety of repair and maintenance services on our buses, including rebuilding, repairing and maintaining engines, transmissions, differentials and gear components. Mechanics also help us keep the interior and exterior of buses in good shape for our riders and drivers.

$2,500 hiring bonus! Apply now

Great pay

Start out making $41.39/hour


Awesome benefits

At TriMet, it’s one great benefit after another. As a union, non-exempt, full-time employee, you’ll enjoy:

  • low- to no-cost medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance for you and your family
  • health care/dependent care spending accounts
  • free transit pass for you and your family
  • defined contribution retirement plan with 8% company contribution (no employee contribution required)
  • deferred compensation retirement plan
  • on-site fitness center for a small fee
  • short-term disability
  • paid vacation time and sick leave
  • paid double time-and-a-half on holidays
  • employee assistance program


Meaningful work

Our bus mechanics are part of a motivated and positive team that keeps the Portland area moving. With 696 buses in our fleet, the maintenance work you’ll perform helps create a better riding experience for everyone on board.

What are the requirements?

  • 1

    A minimum of a high school diploma (GED) or equivalent

  • 2

    A good driving record — see the specifics.

  • 3

    18 months of training in diesel technology and power systems at an accredited school or training program

  • 4

    Two years of experience as a heavy duty diesel mechanic (transit agency and/or trucking fleet experience preferred)

  • 5

    Must have a valid Oregon Driver License. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Oregon Class “A” Commercial Driver License (CDL) with passenger (P) endorsement and without air brake restriction, and with a valid DOT medical card

Ready to move forward?

Apply now