Communication Maintainer - Helper - New Hire - 90347911 - Groton, CT

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Groton, Connecticut, US, 06340

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.



A C&S (Communications & Signals) Communications maintainer Installs, maintains, replaces and repairs electrical, electronic, and mechanical communications equipment including power sources, circuits, switching equipment and transmission facilities to the T-1 level.  Also installs CCTV and Intrusion detection systems. Troubleshoots all kinds of communications equipment in order to analyze and isolate malfunctions.  This work involves digging, trenching, painting, wiring and cabling at both inside and outside locations and being a watchman when required.  The C&S Communications Helper also operates company vehicles in the performance of their duties as required.  Applicants must be able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations. 


. The C&S Helper also operates company vehicles in the performance of their duties as required.
. Applicants must be able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations. 

. Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats and reflective vests. 

. Outside work with exposure to all weather conditions

. Work at heights of 20-30 feet or more above the ground. 

. Occasionally work in confined spaces. 

. 40 hr workweek that may include vaiable shifts with overtime and work on rest days, holidays and weekends. 


. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a high school graduate or GED Equivalent. 

. Electronic/Electrical background or education required. 
. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license on the date of hire.  CDL License preferred.
. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor.
. Must be able to read and understand job information written in English.
. Applicants must be able to perform basic mathematical computations including fractions and decimals.

. Previous construction experience and/or experience operating construction equipment preferred.
. Two year technical degree or equivalent experience with a background in communications, radio, network, data and/or Network manangement preferred. 
. Previous railroad experience in communications maintenance and installation preferred but not required.


. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.


The hourly rate is $36.33 (with opportunity for increases, as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement, after beginning employment). Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401k retirement plan; life insurance; paid time off; reimbursement of education; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Some benefits are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.


Requisition ID:154462
Posting Location(s):Connecticut
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

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.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. § 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.
Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical