TriMet Maintenance Service Worker - Starts at $21.75/hr

08 Jul 2024


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The Maintenance Service Worker is an essential role that helps keep our public transit system looking its best! As an integral team member in the Operations department, you are the boots on the ground that maintain our buses, trains, buildings and grounds in top-notch condition for our valued customers and coworkers. Your daily responsibilities will range from moving and fueling buses to cleaning shelters to transporting fareboxes and attaching snow chains during weather events. Every day will bring new and exciting challenges, but with our comprehensive training program, you'll be ready for success.

At TriMet, we invest in our employees and offer competitive pay and unbeatable benefits for you and your family. But that's not all—many Service Workers get promoted into formal training programs, management and other exciting arenas every year, so you'll have the opportunity to advance your career and take on new challenges as you grow with us. The sky's the limit for your growth at TriMet.

Essential Functions

1. Fuel, monitor and record fluid levels, vacuum interior, wash exterior, and park vehicles.

2. Clean the interior of vehicles; remove graffiti, clean exterior when necessary.

3. Maintain cleanliness and appearance of District shops, stations, shelters, benches, park and ride lots, track way, and their furnishings.

4. Use power and hand implements, using chemicals to accomplish the above when necessary.

5. Sign-out vehicles for service, exchange and transport fare boxes.

6. Attach and remove snow chains, under the supervision of a mechanic.

Position Requirements

- A High School Diploma (GED) or equivalent is required.

- Must be 19 years of age and possess a valid and active driver's license for the past three (3) years.

- Must have a safe driving record and the ability to obtain and maintain Oregon intrastate CDL Class "B" (available at age 18) or Washington interstate CDL Class "B" license (available at age 21), with passenger endorsement and no restrictions on air brakes. If you do not have a CDL Class B license as specified, a CDL Class B permit with passenger endorsement and no restrictions on air brakes is required before starting.

- Ability to safely lift 50 lbs.

- One year experience in maintenance, mechanical, automotive, diesel, electrical, janitorial or a related field is great, but less experience will be considered for people with a can-do attitude and desire to grow their career.

Selection Criteria

1. Ability to safely operate district vehicles, servicing equipment and tools.

2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors, consultants, and the general public, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, the elderly, persons with disabilities and/or other vulnerable populations.

3. Ability to measure fluid levels, read meters and post data accurately to record.

4. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

5. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

6. Ability to be punctual and maintain regular attendance.

7. Ability to work outdoors in cold, rainy and inclement weather

8. Ability to work assigned shift (day, evening, graveyard) and locations throughout the Metro region.

9. Ability to obtain Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) permit prior to start date.

10. Ability to pass the required post-offer job-related physical and lifting assessments, and drug screen for this position.

Type of Position /Grade/FLSA

Union, Non-Exempt, Regular, Full-Time. Starting wage: $21.75 per hour. $2 shift differential for overnight work between 6pm and 6am! Wage will be in accordance with the current Working and Wage Agreement.

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:

- Application Review/Work Record Review

- Driving Record Review - Upon submitting your application, you are required to submit a DMV report from every state (except Oregon) where you have held a driver's license in the past ten (10) years

- Verification of High School diploma or GED

- Job Orientation / Supplemental Tests

- Panel Interview

- Criminal Background Check / Reference Check

- Medical Examinations & Drug Screenings

- CDL Class B Permit or License


  • ID: #52053958
  • State: Oregon Portland 97201 Portland USA
  • City: Portland
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-07-08
  • Deadline: 2024-09-06
  • Category: General labor