Railroad Operations

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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General Manager- Washington Union Station - 90378006 - Washington (Hybrid) Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 22, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90266012 - Miami, FL
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90266012 - Miami, FL Miami, FL, US, 33147 May 21, 2024
Miami, FL, US, 33147 May 21, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90344580 - Richmond, VA
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90344580 - Richmond, VA Richmond, VA, US, 23228 May 21, 2024
Richmond, VA, US, 23228 May 21, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90370298 - Savannah, GA
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90370298 - Savannah, GA Savannah, GA, US, 31415 May 21, 2024
Savannah, GA, US, 31415 May 21, 2024
Assistant Superintendent - 90302154 - Chicago
Assistant Superintendent - 90302154 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60607 May 20, 2024
Chicago, IL, US, 60607 May 20, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90304238 - Portland, ME
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90304238 - Portland, ME Portland, ME, US, 04102 May 20, 2024
Portland, ME, US, 04102 May 20, 2024
Road Foreman I - 90033977 - Battle Creek
Road Foreman I - 90033977 - Battle Creek Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017 May 20, 2024
Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017 May 20, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90352443 - Raleigh, NC
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90352443 - Raleigh, NC Raleigh, NC, US, 27601 May 20, 2024
Raleigh, NC, US, 27601 May 20, 2024
Auto Train Representative - 90003982 - Lorton, VA
Auto Train Representative - 90003982 - Lorton, VA Lorton, VA, US, 22079 May 20, 2024
Lorton, VA, US, 22079 May 20, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90364383 - Florence, SC
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90364383 - Florence, SC Florence, SC, US, 29506 May 20, 2024
Florence, SC, US, 29506 May 20, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90354690 - Lorton, VA
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90354690 - Lorton, VA Lorton, VA, US, 22079 May 20, 2024
Lorton, VA, US, 22079 May 20, 2024
Sr Mgr Qualification & Testing MARC - 90377878 - Washington
Sr Mgr Qualification & Testing MARC - 90377878 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 20, 2024
Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 20, 2024
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90304228 - Pittsburgh, PA
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90304228 - Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15222 May 20, 2024
Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15222 May 20, 2024
VP Project Delivery Fleet & Facilities - 90337054 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 May 19, 2024
Assistant Train Director Block Operator - 90350114 - Washington, DC Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 17, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90376437 - Sacramento, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90376437 - Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, US, 95814 May 17, 2024
Sacramento, CA, US, 95814 May 17, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90376423 - Oakland, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90376423 - Oakland, CA Oakland, CA, US, 94607 May 17, 2024
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 May 17, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90267061 - St Cloud, MN
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90267061 - St Cloud, MN St Cloud, MN, US, 56304 May 16, 2024
St Cloud, MN, US, 56304 May 16, 2024
Road Foreman I/II - 90133529 - Washington
Road Foreman I/II - 90133529 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 13, 2024
Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 13, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90352421 - Los Angeles, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90352421 - Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA, US, 90065 May 11, 2024
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90065 May 11, 2024
Supervisor Crew Management - 90074063 - Wilmington
Supervisor Crew Management - 90074063 - Wilmington Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 May 3, 2024
Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 May 3, 2024
Road Foreman I/II - 90037367 - Washington
Road Foreman I/II - 90037367 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 3, 2024
Washington, DC, US, 20002 May 3, 2024
Road Foreman I/II - 90290570 - Portland
Road Foreman I/II - 90290570 - Portland Portland, ME, US, 04102 May 1, 2024
Portland, ME, US, 04102 May 1, 2024