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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Principal Application System Engineer - 90286369 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 6, 2021
Police Officer - 90200553 - Oakland
Police Officer - 90200553 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 6, 2021
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 6, 2021
Police Officer - 90158681 - Los Angeles
Police Officer - 90158681 - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012 Mar 5, 2021
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012 Mar 5, 2021
Lead Quality Assurance Analyst - 90286370 - Washington
Lead Quality Assurance Analyst - 90286370 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 5, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 5, 2021
Principal HR Technology Analyst - 90287221 - Washington
Principal HR Technology Analyst - 90287221 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 5, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 5, 2021
Supervisor Tech - 90287687 - Long Island City
Supervisor Tech - 90287687 - Long Island City Long Island City, NY, US, 11101 Mar 5, 2021
Long Island City, NY, US, 11101 Mar 5, 2021
Sr Manager Accessibility - 90288073 - Washington
Sr Manager Accessibility - 90288073 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Mar 5, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Mar 5, 2021
Sr Director Major Station Plan & Development - 90288074 - Multiple Locations Washington, DC, US, 20001 Mar 5, 2021
Lead Recruiter - 90262190 - Washington
Lead Recruiter - 90262190 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 5, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 5, 2021
IT Analyst Intern - 90283386 - Washington
IT Analyst Intern - 90283386 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 4, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 4, 2021
HSR Electrician Tech - 90035207 - Boston
HSR Electrician Tech - 90035207 - Boston Boston, MA, US, 02118 Mar 4, 2021
Boston, MA, US, 02118 Mar 4, 2021
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90276886 - Washington
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90276886 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 4, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 4, 2021
Customer Service Rep - PT (Agent FC) - 90276915 - Garden City, KS Garden City, KS, US, 67846 Mar 4, 2021
Part Time Customer Service Rep MEI - 90277079 - Meridian
Part Time Customer Service Rep MEI - 90277079 - Meridian Meridian, MS, US, 39301 Mar 4, 2021
Meridian, MS, US, 39301 Mar 4, 2021
Lead Sys Developer - 90286286 - Philadelphia
Lead Sys Developer - 90286286 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Mar 4, 2021
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Mar 4, 2021
Principal Software Engineer - Quill Quintig - 90283746 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Mar 4, 2021
Facilities Development Manager- 90208170 - Chicago
Facilities Development Manager- 90208170 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60606 Mar 4, 2021
Chicago, IL, US, 60606 Mar 4, 2021
Sr Manager Capital Controls - 90265551 - Washington
Sr Manager Capital Controls - 90265551 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Mar 4, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Mar 4, 2021
Carmen Welder - 90021044 - Beech Grove
Carmen Welder - 90021044 - Beech Grove Beech Grove, IN, US, 46107 Mar 4, 2021
Beech Grove, IN, US, 46107 Mar 4, 2021
FOREMAN III - 90287960 - New Orleans
FOREMAN III - 90287960 - New Orleans New Orleans, LA, US, 70125 Mar 4, 2021
New Orleans, LA, US, 70125 Mar 4, 2021
Elctricn Jrnymn - 90013219 - Los Angeles
Elctricn Jrnymn - 90013219 - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, US, 90021 Mar 3, 2021
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90021 Mar 3, 2021
Carmen Journeymen - 90017449 - Oakland
Carmen Journeymen - 90017449 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 3, 2021
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 3, 2021
Elct Jrnm Wk Tm Sea - 90028041 - Seattle
Elct Jrnm Wk Tm Sea - 90028041 - Seattle Seattle, WA, US, 98134 Mar 3, 2021
Seattle, WA, US, 98134 Mar 3, 2021
Crmn Jrnm Wk Tm Sea - 90027964 - Seattle
Crmn Jrnm Wk Tm Sea - 90027964 - Seattle Seattle, WA, US, 98134 Mar 3, 2021
Seattle, WA, US, 98134 Mar 3, 2021
Smtl Wkr Mechanic A - 90032072 - Oakland
Smtl Wkr Mechanic A - 90032072 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 3, 2021
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Mar 3, 2021