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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Substation Trainee - Odenton, MD
Substation Trainee - Odenton, MD Odenton, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Odenton, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Carmen Journeymen - 90337132 - Rensselaer (Sign-on Bonus Available)
Carmen Journeymen - 90337132 - Rensselaer (Sign-on Bonus Available) Rensselaer, New York, US, 12144 Aug 18, 2022
Rensselaer, New York, US, 12144 Aug 18, 2022
Sr Pricing Analyst - 90339869 - Washington
Sr Pricing Analyst - 90339869 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001 Aug 18, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001 Aug 18, 2022
8.17.22 Albany/Rensselaer - Mechanical Hiring Event
8.17.22 Albany/Rensselaer - Mechanical Hiring Event Rensselaer, New York Aug 18, 2022
Rensselaer, New York Aug 18, 2022
Lineman Trainee - Baltimore, MD
Lineman Trainee - Baltimore, MD Baltimore, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Substation Trainee - Baltimore, MD
Substation Trainee - Baltimore, MD Baltimore, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Lineman Trainee - Odenton, MD
Lineman Trainee - Odenton, MD Odenton, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Odenton, Maryland, US Aug 18, 2022
Electrician BSS - 90341469 - Los Angeles, CA
Electrician BSS - 90341469 - Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, California, US, 90012 Aug 18, 2022
Los Angeles, California, US, 90012 Aug 18, 2022
Principal Sailpoint IAM Developer - 90295392 - Wilmington
Principal Sailpoint IAM Developer - 90295392 - Wilmington Wilmington, Delaware, US, 19801 Aug 18, 2022
Wilmington, Delaware, US, 19801 Aug 18, 2022
Asst Superintendent Ops - 90106388 - Chicago
Asst Superintendent Ops - 90106388 - Chicago Chicago, Illinois, US, 60661 Aug 18, 2022
Chicago, Illinois, US, 60661 Aug 18, 2022
Lead Analyst - 90302600 - Philadelphia
Lead Analyst - 90302600 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 18, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 18, 2022
Carman - 90335732 - Long Island City
Carman - 90335732 - Long Island City Long Island City, New York, US, 11101 Aug 18, 2022
Long Island City, New York, US, 11101 Aug 18, 2022
GEB CUSTOMER SERVICE REP - 90268739 - Fresno
GEB CUSTOMER SERVICE REP - 90268739 - Fresno Fresno, California, US, 93721 Aug 18, 2022
Fresno, California, US, 93721 Aug 18, 2022
Train Attendants - 90342823 - Ft Worth, TX
Train Attendants - 90342823 - Ft Worth, TX Ft Worth, Texas, US, 76102 Aug 18, 2022
Ft Worth, Texas, US, 76102 Aug 18, 2022
Trackman (New Hire) - 90342639 - Groton, CT
Trackman (New Hire) - 90342639 - Groton, CT Groton, Connecticut, US, 06340 Aug 18, 2022
Groton, Connecticut, US, 06340 Aug 18, 2022
Trackman Trainee - 90342627 - New Haven, CT
Trackman Trainee - 90342627 - New Haven, CT New Haven, Connecticut, US, 06519 Aug 18, 2022
New Haven, Connecticut, US, 06519 Aug 18, 2022
Lead Service Attendants - Oakland, CA
Lead Service Attendants - Oakland, CA Oakland, California Aug 17, 2022
Oakland, California Aug 17, 2022
Principal Data Scientist - 90335089 - Washington
Principal Data Scientist - 90335089 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 17, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 17, 2022
Coach Cleaner - 90104817 - Sanford
Coach Cleaner - 90104817 - Sanford Sanford, Florida, US, 32771 Aug 17, 2022
Sanford, Florida, US, 32771 Aug 17, 2022
Lead Service Attendants - Washington, DC
Lead Service Attendants - Washington, DC Washington, District of Columbia Aug 17, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia Aug 17, 2022
Machinist Apprentice - Beech Grove, IN
Machinist Apprentice - Beech Grove, IN Beech Grove, Indiana Aug 17, 2022
Beech Grove, Indiana Aug 17, 2022
Mgr Route Planning - 90341166 - Washington
Mgr Route Planning - 90341166 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001 Aug 17, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001 Aug 17, 2022
Project Manager - 90339861
Project Manager - 90339861 Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001 Aug 17, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001 Aug 17, 2022
Train Attendants - Washington, DC
Train Attendants - Washington, DC Washington, District of Columbia Aug 17, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia Aug 17, 2022
Senior Field Engineer - 90341169 - Groton
Senior Field Engineer - 90341169 - Groton Groton, Connecticut, US, 06340 Aug 17, 2022
Groton, Connecticut, US, 06340 Aug 17, 2022