Become a service worker and get a foot in the door at TriMet


TriMet continues agency-wide hiring efforts in 2023, with events starting in January that help make getting a job easy

Doors of opportunity are open at TriMet. We are hiring, and as 2023 rolls ahead, we are looking to build our maintenance team from the ground up. We are hosting a special hiring event on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center hotel in Northeast Portland. Anyone can stop by and put in an application, but this hiring event will focus on hiring Maintenance Service Workers. The Maintenance Service Worker position is full time, earns at least $20.91 per hour and comes with a package of excellent benefits for the employee and their family. Those interested in the opportunity should bring a photo I.D., resume and be prepared for an interview. We will be making conditional job offers on the spot!

Maintenance Service Worker Hiring Event 

Thursday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DoubleTree Lloyd Center – 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland 

What is a Maintenance Service Worker? 

Maintenance Service Workers play an important role in TriMet operations and help keep our region moving nearly 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. They perform a wide variety of tasks focused on keeping TriMet’s buses, trains, buildings and grounds clean and in good working condition. They clean vehicles and platforms, fuel vehicles, chain up buses when needed, and more. Their work is essential to maintaining our vehicles and properties to provide the best service possible to the community. As a TriMet employee, service workers must consistently demonstrate a commitment to safety through daily work and overall job performance.

A Maintenance Service Worker mops a bus to help prepare it for service

Those age 19 and older are welcome to join our ranks as a Maintenance Service Worker. A high school diploma or GED is required, as well as a valid driver license in good standing for at least three years. Service workers must be able to obtain an Oregon CDL Class B permit or license and must maintain their CDL in good standing while employed by TriMet. These are full-time positions that are represented by Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 757. Starting pay is $20.91 per hour and increases regularly under the terms of our Working & Wage Agreement, until the employee reaches the top rate for the position, which is currently $30.27 per hour.

Maintenance Service Workers report to one of our five operating facilities, including the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Powell Operating Facility in Southeast Portland

Service workers will report for work at one of our three bus operating garages or two rail operating facilities. We have locations in Southeast Portland, near Holgate Boulevard and I-205, as well as in Beaverton and Gresham. Service workers must be able to work any shift, including graveyard, and be available any day of the week. Service workers receive two consecutive days off per week. Schedules and garage assignments improve over time, as employees gain seniority in the union.

Join us and apply for work at TriMet!

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you meet our qualifications, we encourage you to go ahead and apply! We will be happy to help you learn more about coming aboard with TriMet. We will be making conditional offers of employment to Maintenance Service Workers at this event, but we’re accepting applications today for any open position. Visit to learn more and get started!