Come aboard at TriMet! Our Diesel Mechanics perform and support a wide variety of repair and maintenance services on the District-owned Revenue Service Transit vehicles. These services include, but are not limited to: rebuilding, repairing and maintaining engines, transmissions, differentials, all gear components and related component parts; repairing and maintaining passenger/operator seating and upholstery complete repairs to the body and structure; preparing, and painting provided welding, metal fabrication and machining services as necessary. The Diesel Mechanic also performs similar duties to the District-owned Non-Revenue vehicles (NRVs).
Diagnose equipment system malfunctions (i.e., electrical, air brakes, suspension, heating and cooling systems, transmission, engine, lift, etc.). Identify any defective component or components. Complete all necessary repairs and replace any defective components.
Perform road call service on defective equipment when required. Identify the problem and take appropriate action to return vehicle to revenue service or to the garage.
Perform preventive maintenance inspections as assigned and determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts.
Diagnose engine, engine component malfunctions and transmission defects. Identify defective components and complete repairs. Accurately fill-out/complete, and submit to the supervisor, parts issue slips and repair order/time tickets.
Use District equipment, parts, and supplies in a safe and efficient manner. Report any defects as needed.
Perform battery charging and maintenance when required
Repair and replace windshields, windows and mirrors as necessary.
Repair and replace vehicle interior parts and accessories.
Perform frame repairs and rubber flooring installation.
Perform machining operations by using metal turning lathes, drill presses, shapers, power backsaws, grinders, welding equipment and related hand tools.
Maintain a clean and organized work area.
Tag defective parts in support of the maintenance warranty program.
A minimum of a High School Diploma (GED) or equivalent is required. AND 18 months of training in Diesel Technology and power systems at an accredited school or training program are required.
Two (2) years of experience working as a heavy duty diesel mechanic are required. Transit agency and/or trucking fleet experience is preferred.
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 is required.
Working at TriMet means making connections. We believe providing a safe and reliable ride doesn’t just get people to work, school, shopping or the doctor’s office — it also opens doors to a stronger community and a better future. Our team of nearly 3,000 does it all, from driving to fixing to planning, creating and communicating. What connects us is our commitment to making the Portland area a better place to live, through shared values like responsiveness, inclusivity and accountability.