Job Details

Utility Lead – Expo Center

Metro, Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/15/2019

Salary: $18.54 - $23.46 hourly

This is an application for individuals eligible through Metro's first opportunity (FOTA) program. First opportunity applicants must reside within the First Opportunity Target Area (FOTA) and meet the qualifying annual household income limit. To learn more about the program, visit
Come be a part of the West Coast's largest multipurpose facility and help us shine! The Expo Center is seeking an enthusiastic Utility Lead who enjoys working both indoors and outdoors in a fast-paced and friendly event-driven environment.

The Expo Center Utility Lead serves as a lead employee providing direction to a crew of set-up and housekeeping maintenance (custodial) employees.
Duties also include: performing routine clean-up and set-up tasks involved in facility or grounds maintenance. The Utility Lead spends a mixed amount of time on indoor duties and on outdoor duties. This position reports to the Expo Operations Manager.

Pay Range: $18.24-$23.46; offers typically start at the beginning of the salary range.
At the Expo Center, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. Visit us at to learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program.
About Portland Expo Center -
The Portland Expo Center is the West Coast's largest multi-purpose facility. The 53 acre campus boasts five spacious exhibit halls totaling over 333,000 square feet and ten varied meeting rooms. Conveniently located off Interstate 5 between downtown Portland and Vancouver, Washington, the Expo Center is also only minutes from Portland's city center as well as the Portland International Airport. Each year, the Portland Expo Center hosts over 120 events and welcomes close to 500,000 people to our facility. Expo's commitment on superior customer service, sustainable practices and fostering a diverse workforce are just a few ways that make us Portland's Gathering Place.
Minimum of two years' experience in a similar position.
Possession of, and the ability to maintain a valid driver's license.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain a forklift operator's license, aerial work platform certification and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate. Preferred: State public pesticide applicator license.
To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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