TCTD Service Technician

CDL not required to apply! Will train the right fit! 

$20.78/hour* (Including 10% Pay Differential through June 30, 2023)


Under the supervision of the Transit Supervisor, the Service Technician is responsible for maintaining District buses, vans, and support vehicles.


  1. Services, inspects, and repairs minor mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems in the field or at the shop.
  2. Diagnoses and repairs minor equipment malfunctions reported by transit drivers, lot attendant, dispatchers, and transit supervisor.
  3. Checks all lights on vehicles and repairs lights as necessary.
  4. Performs preventative maintenance tasks, which include: changing engine, transmission and differential fluids; changing filters; taking oil samples and recording appropriate information; and greasing all appropriate mechanical parts.
  5. Performs safety inspections of all District rolling stock and reports anything out of the ordinary to the Transit Supervisor.
  6. Sweeps and cleans work area and shop.
  7. Operates steam cleaner, cleaning engines, chassis, equipment, and parts.
  8. Maintains and repairs District vehicles, property, facilities and equipment.
  9. Fuels and cleans District buses and vans as needed.
  10. Completes Work Orders in a neat and orderly manner and assists the Dispatcher in maintaining accurate hours of time worked.
  11. Assists with road calls and changes out buses when necessary. This includes responding to early morning or late evening road calls on an on-call basis when necessary.
  12. Follows safe work habits and rules, wearing any safety equipment as required.
  13. Reports any unsafe working conditions to the Transit Supervisor.
  14. Installs bus stop signs, shelters and assists in maintaining stop locations.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with other employees and the general public at the level necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
  2. Ability to analyze problems and resolve them diplomatically, professionally, and quickly.
  3. Ability to maintain positive relationships with drivers, supervisors, and office staff.
  4. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  5. Ability to perform basic math calculations.
  6. Ability to safely operate any transit bus or other District vehicle.
  7. Ability to work varying work schedules as required. District operates service seven (7) days per week from early morning to late evening hours.
  8. Experience and considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of various types of vehicles.
  9. Skilled in the operation of a variety of tools and equipment used in the repair of buses and other vehicles.
  10. Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  11. Ability to handle and grasp hand tools, power tools, air tools, nuts, bolts, electronic controls, and other objects.
  12. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently, 50 lbs. occasionally, and 90 lbs. infrequently.
  13. Ability to walk and stand on concrete and uneven surfaces for at least 8 hours per day.
  14. Ability to bend, kneel and work with arms raised for prolonged periods of time.
  15. Ability to climb over and into vehicles or heavy equipment several times per day.
  16. Ability to frequently work at heights above 8 feet and occasionally work at heights above 20 feet.
  17. Ability to work in an environment involving exposure to bright lights, extreme temperatures, loud noise, dust, gas, and/or fumes.


  1. Must hold and maintain a valid Oregon Class B Commercial Driver’s License with necessary endorsements as prescribed by law.
  2. Must meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations physical qualifications for commercial drivers and ability to perform the physical functions of a driving position.
  3. Driving record that demonstrates adherence to safety in the operation of motor vehicles and adherence to traffic laws and regulations.
  4. Safety-sensitive function; Must submit to random DOT drug and alcohol testing in addition to pre-employment screening, Applicant must admit any positive drug or alcohol tests performed within the last two years. Subject to all TCTD drug and personnel policies.


  1. Possession of a high school diploma or GED and successful experience working with the general public.
  2. Three to five years’ experience servicing automotive or heavy-duty equipment is required.