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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Sr Mgr Engineering - 90151010 - Philadelphia
Sr Mgr Engineering - 90151010 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 4, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 4, 2020
Dir IT - 90118909 - Philadelphia
Dir IT - 90118909 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 4, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 4, 2020
Dir of HR Transformation - 90284257 - Washington
Dir of HR Transformation - 90284257 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Dec 4, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Dec 4, 2020
Financial Planning & Analysis Mgr - Mechanical Shops- 90283742 - Wilmington Wilmington, DE, US, 19802 Dec 4, 2020
Infrastructure Planning Mgr - 90285650 - New York City / New Haven CT New York, NY, US, 10001 Dec 4, 2020
Sr Administrative Asst - 90282175 - Washington
Sr Administrative Asst - 90282175 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Dec 3, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Dec 3, 2020
Sr Manager Capital Controls - 90265551 - Washington
Sr Manager Capital Controls - 90265551 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Dec 3, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Dec 3, 2020
Sustainability Intern - Summer 2021- 90282499 -Philadelphia
Sustainability Intern - Summer 2021- 90282499 -Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 3, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 3, 2020
Program Mgr - 90282585 - Washington
Program Mgr - 90282585 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Dec 2, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Dec 2, 2020
Smw Tech/WW PL OP-HSR - 90160158 - Washington
Smw Tech/WW PL OP-HSR - 90160158 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20018 Dec 2, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20018 Dec 2, 2020
TA Coordinator - 90285600
TA Coordinator - 90285600 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 2, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 2, 2020
Sr Electrical Engineer - 90069452 - Philadelphia
Sr Electrical Engineer - 90069452 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 1, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Dec 1, 2020
Customer Service Rep - PT (Agent FC) - 90276915 - Garden City
Customer Service Rep - PT (Agent FC) - 90276915 - Garden City Garden City, KS, US, 67846 Dec 1, 2020
Garden City, KS, US, 67846 Dec 1, 2020
Capital Construction Mgr - 90220253 - New York
Capital Construction Mgr - 90220253 - New York New York, NY, US, 10001 Dec 1, 2020
New York, NY, US, 10001 Dec 1, 2020
Mgr IT Control Systems - 90280454 - New York
Mgr IT Control Systems - 90280454 - New York New York, NY, US, 10001 Nov 30, 2020
New York, NY, US, 10001 Nov 30, 2020
Loyalty Partnerships Mgr - 90232628 - Washington
Loyalty Partnerships Mgr - 90232628 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Nov 30, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Nov 30, 2020
Principal Business Analyst - 90284535 - Washington
Principal Business Analyst - 90284535 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Nov 30, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Nov 30, 2020
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90284534 - Washington
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90284534 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Nov 30, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Nov 30, 2020
Sr Claims Specialist - 90186059 - Rensselaer
Sr Claims Specialist - 90186059 - Rensselaer Rensselaer, NY, US, 12144 Nov 29, 2020
Rensselaer, NY, US, 12144 Nov 29, 2020
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90269490 - Washington
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90269490 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Nov 29, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Nov 29, 2020
Major Stations Intern - 90282913 - Spring 2021- Philadelphia
Major Stations Intern - 90282913 - Spring 2021- Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Nov 28, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Nov 28, 2020
Stations & Facilities Development Intern - 90282916 - Spring 2021- Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Nov 28, 2020
Lineman Trainee New Hire 2/22/2021 - 90285264 - New York
Lineman Trainee New Hire 2/22/2021 - 90285264 - New York New York, NY, US, 10001 Nov 27, 2020
New York, NY, US, 10001 Nov 27, 2020
Substation Trainee New Hire 2/22/2021 - 90285260 - New York New York, NY, US, 10001 Nov 27, 2020
Police Officer - 90163988 - Chicago
Police Officer - 90163988 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60606 Nov 27, 2020
Chicago, IL, US, 60606 Nov 27, 2020