Begin your Career  through the Transit Technician Program

Help maintain the performance of Metro Transit’s fleet of over 960 buses for the region’s transportation needs. The Metro Transit Technician (MTT) Program is intended to help meet future Bus Maintenance staffing requirements by providing diesel mechanic vocational students an “on-the-job” mechanic experience in preparation for a career as a Metro Transit Bus Mechanic Technician.

As a Metro Transit Technician, you use state-of-the-art tools and equipment to determine problems with vehicle equipment and make repairs. You work indoors at one of Metro Transit’s operations and maintenance garages in the metro area. All work at these facilities uphold the highest-level requirements of industry safety.

At Metro Transit, we provide ongoing training and professional development to all our Technicians, and we offer a variety of opportunities for career advancement.

A career as a Metro Transit Technician offers a competitive starting wage of $25.32 an hour with an equally competitive benefits package. The work you perform plays a vital role in Metro Transit’s ability to provide high-quality service to the people in the communities we serve.        

Program Timeline 

Winter 2017
Study academic subjects for training readiness

Spring 2018 – Summer 2018
Receive Technician training with a $15.50 an hour paid internship at Metro Transit

Summer 2020
Graduate from Technician Degree program and begin full-time employment with Metro Transit

Our Transit Technician Program offers a wide range of benefits

Our program provides one-year preparation training so you can acquire the skills necessary to enroll successfully in the Technician Degree program, and then become a Metro Transit Technician.

Earn while you learn. During your internship at Metro Transit, you are paid while you are enrolled in the program.

Scholarships and Financial Aid provided. If you qualify, Metro Transit will grant you a scholarship while you complete your Medium/Heavy Truck Technology Degree Program.

Transportation assistance provided. You receive free transportation on metro Transit buses and trains while enrolled in the program.

Academic support provided. Your academic readiness program will be customized to best prepare you for success in the Technician Degree program.

As a Metro Transit Diesel Mechanic Technician you…

  • Work indoors year-round
  • Work on all vehicles while using hydraulic lifts.
  • Have first-shift and second-shift options.
  • Can move to other service divisions of Metro Transit.
  • Work with state-of-the-art tools and equipment.


To qualify: You must be at least 18 years old, with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, be able to obtain a driver’s license prior to May 2018, be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical, and have no history of sexual or violent crime on the job. Individuals must have earned less than $25,000 in the past 12 months to qualify for this training program. 

> Apply online now!

Applications close at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2017.