Laborer / Skilled Trades

Laborers and tradespeople are an integral part of Amtrak’s workforce as part of our Mechanical and Engineering teams. Your skills are critical to the safety of our passengers and employees and the reliability of the service we provide.

Mechanical employees are responsible for inspection, testing, maintenance, repair and overhaul of more than 2,000 passenger cars, locomotives, and switch engines. Members of the mechanical team work to enhance the customer experience by creating and implementing an efficient maintenance program that consistently provides safe, clean and reliable passenger rolling stock equipment and components that comply with various regulatory and Amtrak maintenance and quality standards.

Job opportunities in the mechanical workforce encompass a full range of mechanical crafts including electricians, machinists, car repair and sheet metal workers, fuel truck drivers, motor equipment operators, and boilermakers/welders in three major back shops and 12 terminals and maintenance yards throughout the United States.

Engineering employees are part of a team that plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains the only high-speed railroad in North America. These projects are mission critical to the safety of our passengers and employees, and the reliability of the service we provide.

Career opportunities in our engineering workforce encompass a full range of engineering crafts including lineman, helpers (communications and Signals trainees), trackmen, substation electricians, and bridges and building (B&B) mechanics, and more.

Amtrak is a 24/7 operation, and mechanical and engineering employees work various shifts (including nights, weekends, and holidays). Our business never sleeps.

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Yardmaster Chicago - 90146980 - Chicago
Yardmaster Chicago - 90146980 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Apr 14, 2021
Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Apr 14, 2021
Sheet Metal Worker (includes training) - 90164224 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Apr 13, 2021
Substation Trainee New Hire 06/14/2021 - 90288439 - Providence Providence, RI, US, 02904 Apr 13, 2021
Foreman - 90074278 - Washington
Foreman - 90074278 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20018 Apr 13, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20018 Apr 13, 2021
Trackman (Watchman) - 90261350 - Los Angeles
Trackman (Watchman) - 90261350 - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012 Apr 12, 2021
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012 Apr 12, 2021
Foreman II Ful - 90131504 - Washington
Foreman II Ful - 90131504 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20018 Apr 8, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20018 Apr 8, 2021
Coach Cleaner - 90035822 - Boston
Coach Cleaner - 90035822 - Boston Boston, MA, US, 02118 Apr 7, 2021
Boston, MA, US, 02118 Apr 7, 2021
Coach Cleaner - 90165260 - Los Angeles
Coach Cleaner - 90165260 - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, US, 90021 Apr 7, 2021
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90021 Apr 7, 2021
HELPER - 90275112 - Rensselaer
HELPER - 90275112 - Rensselaer Rensselaer, NY, US, 12144 Apr 7, 2021
Rensselaer, NY, US, 12144 Apr 7, 2021
Carmen Journeymen - 90017449 - Oakland
Carmen Journeymen - 90017449 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Apr 6, 2021
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Apr 6, 2021
Carmen Journeymen - 90048855 - San Diego
Carmen Journeymen - 90048855 - San Diego San Diego, CA, US, 92101 Apr 6, 2021
San Diego, CA, US, 92101 Apr 6, 2021
Electrician - 90165248 - Oakland
Electrician - 90165248 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Apr 1, 2021
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Apr 1, 2021
Sheet Metal Worker Mechanic A - 90032072 - Oakland
Sheet Metal Worker Mechanic A - 90032072 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 31, 2021
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 31, 2021
IBB Mechanic A Welder - 90237744 - Chicago
IBB Mechanic A Welder - 90237744 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60616 Mar 31, 2021
Chicago, IL, US, 60616 Mar 31, 2021
Elctricn Jrnymn - 90111018 - Chicago
Elctricn Jrnymn - 90111018 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Mar 31, 2021
Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Mar 31, 2021
Carmen Welder - 90072701 - Chicago
Carmen Welder - 90072701 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60632 Mar 31, 2021
Chicago, IL, US, 60632 Mar 31, 2021
Machinist Journeymn - 90036681 - Oakland
Machinist Journeymn - 90036681 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 17, 2021
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 17, 2021