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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
10/15/2015
Job Category:
Engineering
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90182578 - Washington
Amtrak | Washington, DC
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Job Description

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?
 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Consistently and safely operates locomotives and trains in compliance with federal regulations and corporate policies. Operates equipment during varying work hours within a 24/7 transportation environment maintaining alertness, situational awareness and vigilance. Thinks and functions independently and utilizes clear and effective verbal communication skills in interaction with fellow crew members and other personnel responsible for safe and efficient train movement.


WORK EXPERIENCE:
Some work experience demonstrating the ability to maintain alertness, awareness and vigilance, as well as clear, effective verbal communication skills in the performance of work. Satisfactory attendance and safe work record. Prior railroad operating experience and work history that demonstrates ability to adapt to variable and often changing work hours preferred. Preference given to individuals who were trained by a Class 1 carrier orequivalent passenger railroad and are currently certified as Class 1 Train Service Engineers.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
1.Although a driver's license is not required, applicants with a driver's license must provide a certified copy of motor vehicle driving record from the chief of the state driver's licensing agency in which the applicant was last issued a license and any license(s) issued or reissued from other state(s) within the preceding 60 months.  Motor vehicle records must be void of any drug and alcohol violations within the previous 36 months.


2.Must have a motor vehicle driving record void of any convictions or state action canceling, revoking, suspending or denying a driver's license for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of or impaired by alcohol or a controlled substance within the last 36 months or a record of refusal to undergo such testing as required by state law within the last 36 months.


3.Must sign a release of records authorizing all previous railroad employers to provide Amtrak with background information, if applicable. In accordance with FRA regulations, previous railroad service records must be void of any drug and alcohol violations within the previous 60 months.


OTHER:
If selected, incumbent will be required to successfully complete Engineer Training as follows: Individuals not previously certified as Class 1 Train Service Engineers: 7-10 weeks classroom and field work while headquartered at Amtrak's Training Center in Wilmington, DE; followed by extensive qualifying and on-the-job training associated with the Crew Base for which hired; paid at the student training rate until incumbent achieves certification as a Class 1 Train Service Engineer.


Individuals currently certified as Class 1 Train Service Engineers: 9-12 weeks classroom and field work while headquartered at Amtrak's Training Center in Wilmington, DE, followed by additional qualifying associated with the Crew Base for which hired; paid at the rate determined by the agreement schedule.


PREFERRED EDUCATION:
Some College or Vocational Training


Requisition ID:13402
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:Up to 100% 
Employment Experience Requirements:Under 1 year of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

 

Position Salary and Training Information

$23.96 per hour (Trainee Rate)

Minimum 10-12 Weeks in class Training, Wilmington DE

Total On-The Job Training, 24 months

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.  Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Transportation || No Additional

About Amtrak

Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com.

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