High Speed Rail Electrician Technician - 90348279 - Long Island City

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Long Island City, New York, US, 11101

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.


The High Speed Trainset Electrical Technician, with knowledge of electrical power, control, onboard passenger comfort systems and onboard safety systems is the troubleshooter and repair person working on Amtrak’s High Speed Trainsets.  This individual is responsible for performing repair, maintenance, serving and inspection activities in accordance with HST Maintenance practices.



The High Speed Trainset Electrical Technician must possess the skills to perform the required inspections, troubleshoot all systems, monitoring systems and determine required corrective action.  They must also be capable of training members of their craft and other Trainset mechanics in the operation and repair of systems and components to improve the skill level of all Trainset mechanics.  In addition, the High Speed Electrical Technician must have a working knowledge of all electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and be able to make repairs to them based upon the training they received.  They are expected to work in a team environment, performing other work as required regardless of classification to the level of their ability.  They must possess the basic skills necessary to independently inspect, repair or replace components and troubleshot equipment to determine required corrective action and determine causes of failures on equipment which generally fall within the scope of their craft agreements.


Must have successfully completed the required High Speed Rail Training Program.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


The hourly rate is $31.31 - $36.84 (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.



Candidates accepting the positions listed above will be eligible for:

Sign-On Bonus - $25,000 Available


Relocation-up to $15,000
A one-time lump sum payment up to $15,000, which will be increased to account for taxes, which is provided to help pay for expenses
associated with relocation for those with two or more years of relevant experience working for a Class I railroad. In addition, our vendor
partner, Relo Direct, will have a personal client service manager to help provide instructions for how to navigate the process, sign up for
online portal, or select and meet with suppliers who can assist the new employee with additional needs like temporary housing,
household goods move, and similar services.
Of note: the move must be at least 50 miles farther than from the old home to the old principal place of work, relocation must be
generally completed within one year following the effective date of transfer/start of work in the new location, and voluntarily termination
(cause for reasons other than job elimination, reduction in force, or restructuring) within 24 months will require repayment of the
relocation amount (12 months or less - 100% repayment, 13-24 months - 50% repayment).



Requisition ID:155561
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical