Entry-Level Bus Operator / $62,000 after 3 years

Company: WorkRocket

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Job Description

This is your chance to learn new skills in a career in transportation with a well-known, leading employer in Portland. You’ll receive livable wage income and benefits, plus real opportunities for advancement, all with no prior driving experience needed.

Whether you are reentering the workforce or are searching for your first career, this is a position where you can be trained in a valuable, in-demand skill, with potential promotional opportunities.

TriMet is searching for Bus Operators to join their team in Portland, OR.

As a member of the team, you can expect:

  • Above-average pay – You’ll start at a wage of $16.62/hour for your first six months of employment, with guaranteed pay increases every four months. After about 3 years, you can make over $62,000!
  • Full benefits package – Including health insurance, dental, employee assistance program, wellness program, on-site fitness facilities and workout classes, FSAs, short and long term disability, life and AD&D, pension plan, TriMet transportation pass, boot and PPE reimbursement.
  • Training – They provide the training and testing for your Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Advancement – There are so many paths to take if you choose, such as driving light rail vehicle, becoming a dispatcher, or moving into supervisory opportunities. Because TriMet encourages hiring within as often as possible, many of the Transportation Operation promotional opportunities are filled internally and Operators are able to work their way up.
  • High employee tenure – Means stability and long term security for you! Many employees have been with TriMet for 20+ years.
  • Brand recognition and pride in your work – Feel good about what you do for the people of Portland. Your daily work allows thousands of people to get around the city safely and efficiently, easing traffic congestion, reducing air pollution, and making the Portland area a better place to live.
  • Hours – Part time initially (minimum of 25 hours a week). Within approximately 6 months you will be able transfer to full time if you wish.

    What do team members have to say about working for TriMet?

    “TriMet has been the best job I’ve ever had.  I had no experience driving a bus and the training I received was awesome. I definitely recommend working at TriMet to anyone who enjoys driving and may be looking for a career change."

    — John, 6 years with TriMet



    Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!


    About the Company:  TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland, Oregon, region. Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making our region a better place to live.

    TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly and people with disabilities.

    Job Requirements

    If you have the following, they want to hear from you:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Possess a valid and active driver’s license for the past three (3) years
    • Safe driving record (no more than two moving violations, or one at fault accident)
    • Ability to secure Oregon or Washington CDL Class “B" license with passenger endorsement and no air brakes restriction