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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PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90263019 - Oakland
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90263019 - Oakland Oakland, California, US, 94607 May 28, 2022
Oakland, California, US, 94607 May 28, 2022
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301954 - Salt Lake City
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301954 - Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, Utah, US, 84101 May 28, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah, US, 84101 May 28, 2022
Road Foreman Trainer I/II - 90233089 - Washington
Road Foreman Trainer I/II - 90233089 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 May 26, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 May 26, 2022
Yard Master General - 90256088 - Washington, DC
Yard Master General - 90256088 - Washington, DC Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20018 May 25, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20018 May 25, 2022
Road Foreman I/II - 90206558 - Miami
Road Foreman I/II - 90206558 - Miami Miami, Florida, US, 33147 May 24, 2022
Miami, Florida, US, 33147 May 24, 2022
Road Foreman I/II - 90238590 - New Orleans
Road Foreman I/II - 90238590 - New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana, US, 70113 May 24, 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana, US, 70113 May 24, 2022
Assistant Passenger Conductor Trainee - Chicago, IL Chicago, Illinois May 23, 2022
Road Foreman I/II - 90302633 - San Luis Obispo
Road Foreman I/II - 90302633 - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, California, US, 93401 May 20, 2022
San Luis Obispo, California, US, 93401 May 20, 2022
Red Cap - 90150034 - Washington
Red Cap - 90150034 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 May 11, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 May 11, 2022
Supervisor Bus Ops I - 90336002 - Seattle/Portland
Supervisor Bus Ops I - 90336002 - Seattle/Portland Portland, Oregon, US, 97209 May 10, 2022
Portland, Oregon, US, 97209 May 10, 2022
Lead Service Attendant - Miami
Lead Service Attendant - Miami Miami, Florida May 8, 2022
Miami, Florida May 8, 2022
Lead Service Attendant - Boston
Lead Service Attendant - Boston Boston, Massachusetts May 8, 2022
Boston, Massachusetts May 8, 2022
Lead Service Attendant - Los Angeles
Lead Service Attendant - Los Angeles Los Angeles, California May 8, 2022
Los Angeles, California May 8, 2022
Train Attendant - Boston
Train Attendant - Boston Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2022
Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2022
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301956 - Milwaukee
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301956 - Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, 53203 May 5, 2022
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, 53203 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90244545 - Boston
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90244545 - Boston Boston, Massachusetts, US, 02110 May 5, 2022
Boston, Massachusetts, US, 02110 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90177788 - Washington
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90177788 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 May 5, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258280 - Jacksonville
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258280 - Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida, US, 32209 May 5, 2022
Jacksonville, Florida, US, 32209 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90184223 - Rensselaer
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90184223 - Rensselaer Rensselaer, New York, US, 12144 May 5, 2022
Rensselaer, New York, US, 12144 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258821 - Miami
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258821 - Miami Miami, Florida, US, 33147 May 5, 2022
Miami, Florida, US, 33147 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90189954 - Harrisburg
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90189954 - Harrisburg Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US, 17101 May 5, 2022
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US, 17101 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90189499 - New York
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90189499 - New York New York, New York, US, 10001 May 5, 2022
New York, New York, US, 10001 May 5, 2022
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90336437 - El Paso
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90336437 - El Paso El Paso, Texas, US, 79901 May 3, 2022
El Paso, Texas, US, 79901 May 3, 2022