Now hiring! TriMet welcomes applicants for maintenance, operator jobs


Jobseekers can learn more about opportunities — and maybe even land an offer — at our Feb. 29 hiring event at DoubleTree Lloyd Center

What’s it like to work for TriMet?

Come find out at our next big hiring event Thursday, Feb. 29, at DoubleTree by Hilton in Northeast Portland.

TriMet is hiring for a whole range of positions, including maintenance service workers, mechanics, technicians and bus operators. New hires for some of these positions are eligible for a hiring bonus!

If you’re thinking about a career with TriMet, this is your chance to learn about the opportunities we offer and apply for a job! We may even extend conditional job offers at this hiring event to certain applicants.

TriMet is offering $2,500 hiring bonuses for many maintenance positions and $7,500 hiring bonuses for bus operators.

What to expect

The hiring event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It includes hour-long information sessions:

  • 11:15 a.m.: Maintenance Service Worker Job Presentation
  • 12:15 p.m.: Q&A with TriMet Panel
  • 1:15 p.m.: Bus Driver Job Presentation

If you’re interested in learning more about the available positions, you can hear from current TriMet employees about their experience, as well as ask questions of your own.

You might even leave this hiring event with a conditional job offer! We’ll be interviewing applicants for diesel mechanic and maintenance service positions at the event. If we identify one or more of our maintenance service workers of the future, we could make an offer on the spot!

Be savvy

If you want to apply for a position, you can save some time at the hiring event by filling out an application online before you go. Just visit

You’re welcome to stay for the whole event or just show up for a session that interests you. Drop-ins welcome!

Applicants should plan on bringing a valid driver’s license. A resume is not required.

There’s no formal dress code for this hiring event. You’re welcome to wear casual attire or work clothes.

Getting there

The DoubleTree by Hilton is located in the Lloyd Center neighborhood in Northeast Portland, at 1000 NE Multnomah St. in Portland. It is accessible via transit.

Currently, the venue is served by MAX Blue Line trains and shuttle buses, as well as by Portland Streetcar’s A and B Loops, as well as TriMet bus lines 8, 70 and 77. Plan your trip at

For jobseekers driving to the event, free parking will be available on-site.

About TriMet

TriMet is the Portland metro area’s transit agency. We operate more than 75 bus lines; MAX light rail service between Portland and major suburbs like Beaverton, Clackamas, Gresham, Hillsboro and Milwaukie; and WES commuter rail and LIFT paratransit service as well.

We’ve been around since 1969. TriMet is a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, and our more than 3,000 workers are public employees.

TriMet offers great benefits for employees, job stability and a welcoming, supportive work environment. Some of our operators have been driving for TriMet for more than 30 years! TriMet has generous retirement options, affordable medical, dental and vision plans, and other amenities for employees.

Check out to learn more, or drop by and meet us at the Feb. 29 hiring event.