Railroad Operations Jobs

Members of Amtrak’s Railroad Operations team are at the front lines of moving America wants to go. Whether on trains, or in stations or railyards, members of the Operations team have an integral role in ensuring the safety of Amtrak’s passengers and employees. If you are an independent thinker with a strong work ethic and dedication to safety, you may be a good fit for some of Amtrak’s most important roles.

Conductors and Assistant Conductors are responsible for the safety of Amtrak trains as well as their passengers and crew. The work is fast-paced and demanding: conductors must adhere to strict safety rules, while simultaneously providing superior customer service to Amtrak’s passengers. Conductors do more than just take tickets – they are like the captain of the train, and must be familiar with the Physical Characteristics and Operating Rules of the route on which they operate at all times.

Locomotive Engineers are responsible for safely and efficiently operating trains at all hours of the day and night, and under all kinds of weather conditions. Engineers operate the controls in the locomotive cab while receiving radio communications from others and visually monitoring railroad signals, track conditions, and other external factors, which could affect the movement of the train.

Trainmasters work as managers of train and engine service employees. They are responsible for ensuring safe and efficient train make-up, and provide support at train terminals and while trains are on the road.

Road foremen manage engine and train service crews to ensure the safe and efficient operation of locomotives and trains in their territory.

Yardmasters are in charge of railyards and the employees that work within them. They are responsible for safe movements of trains and railcars within the yard, and coordinate the setup of equipment for daily service.

Train Dispatchers are responsible for the safe and efficient movement of trains and on-track vehicles within their dispatching district. Dispatchers remotely keep track of all trains in their district, and correspond with crew on board trains to ensure that their journey is operating safely and smoothly.

Many operations employees work varying schedules and travel extensively to accommodate our 24 hour, 7 days a week operation. This may include nights, weekends, holidays or on-call for emergency situations. Some jobs, such as Conductor, Engineer, and Dispatcher will require the completion of a rigorous training program of at least eight weeks in length at our National Training Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Stations & Facilities Development Intern - 90282916 - Spring 2021- Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 30, 2020
Major Stations Intern - 90282913 - Spring 2021- Philadelphia
Major Stations Intern - 90282913 - Spring 2021- Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 30, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 30, 2020
ADA Stations Program Intern - 90282917 - Spring 2021 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 30, 2020
Sr Risk Mgmt & Controls Mgr - 90242234 - Washington
Sr Risk Mgmt & Controls Mgr - 90242234 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 30, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 30, 2020
Electrical/Mechanical Summer Co-Op - 90282920 - Wilmington
Electrical/Mechanical Summer Co-Op - 90282920 - Wilmington Wilmington, DE, US, 19802 Oct 30, 2020
Wilmington, DE, US, 19802 Oct 30, 2020
Mgr Material Control - 90283737 - Los Angeles
Mgr Material Control - 90283737 - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, US, 90021 Oct 30, 2020
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90021 Oct 30, 2020
Police Officer - 90104876 - Wash/Balt.
Police Officer - 90104876 - Wash/Balt. Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 28, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 28, 2020
IT Data Modeler Intern - 90283387 - Washington
IT Data Modeler Intern - 90283387 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
IT Analyst Intern - 90283386 - Washington
IT Analyst Intern - 90283386 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
IT Testing Analyst Intern - 90283384 - Washington
IT Testing Analyst Intern - 90283384 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 27, 2020
Cyber Security Intern - 90283381 - Washington
Cyber Security Intern - 90283381 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Cyber Security Intern - 90283380 - Washington
Cyber Security Intern - 90283380 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Police Administrative Services Division Intern - 90282491 - Summer 2021 - Philadelphia Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Mgr Compensation & Performance - 90283730 - DC/PHL/WIL
Mgr Compensation & Performance - 90283730 - DC/PHL/WIL Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 27, 2020
CX Intern - Spring 2021-90282486 - Washington, DC
CX Intern - Spring 2021-90282486 - Washington, DC Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 27, 2020
Sr Financial Planning & Analysis Mgr - 90282582 - Washington
Sr Financial Planning & Analysis Mgr - 90282582 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 27, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 27, 2020
Marketing Data Science Intern -Summer 2021- 90282480 - Washington, DC Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 27, 2020
Sr Electrical Engineer - 90032907 - Philadelphia
Sr Electrical Engineer - 90032907 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 27, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 27, 2020
Sr Mgr Engineering - 90151010 - Philadelphia
Sr Mgr Engineering - 90151010 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 26, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Oct 26, 2020
NEC Business Development Intern - 90282484 - Washington, DC
NEC Business Development Intern - 90282484 - Washington, DC Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 26, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 26, 2020
Loyalty Marketing Intern - Summer 2021-90282485 - Washington, DC Washington, DC, US, 20001 Oct 26, 2020
IT Corporate Security Intern - 90283390 - Washington
IT Corporate Security Intern - 90283390 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 26, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 26, 2020
IT Solutions Architect Intern - 90283388 - Washington
IT Solutions Architect Intern - 90283388 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 26, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Oct 26, 2020
Project Management Intern - 90282909 - Spring 2021- New York New York, NY, US, 10001 Oct 26, 2020
Emergency Management & Preparedness Intern - 90282493 - Spring 2021- Chicago/Washington/Wilmington Chicago, IL, US, 60661 Oct 26, 2020