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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District Station Mgr II - 90000479 - Richmond
District Station Mgr II - 90000479 - Richmond Richmond, VA, US, 23228 Sep 27, 2020
Richmond, VA, US, 23228 Sep 27, 2020
HP Nonstop Developer - 90279777 - Philadelphia
HP Nonstop Developer - 90279777 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Sep 25, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Sep 25, 2020
Lead Equipment Maintenance Planner - 90277716 - Chicago
Lead Equipment Maintenance Planner - 90277716 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Sep 25, 2020
Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Sep 25, 2020
Coach Cleaner 85% - 90030999 - Lorton
Coach Cleaner 85% - 90030999 - Lorton Lorton, VA, US, 22079 Sep 25, 2020
Lorton, VA, US, 22079 Sep 25, 2020
Coach Cleaner - 90105105 - Boston
Coach Cleaner - 90105105 - Boston Boston, MA, US, 02118 Sep 25, 2020
Boston, MA, US, 02118 Sep 25, 2020
Lead Instructional Designer - Philadelphia/Wilmington-90206196 US Sep 24, 2020
Dir Engineering Strategic Initiatives - 90206100 - Philadelphia
Dir Engineering Strategic Initiatives - 90206100 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Sep 24, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Sep 24, 2020
HSR Coach Cleaner Ful - 90064351 - Washington
HSR Coach Cleaner Ful - 90064351 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 24, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 24, 2020
Coach Cleaner - 90051098 - Sanford
Coach Cleaner - 90051098 - Sanford Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Sep 24, 2020
Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Sep 24, 2020
Motor Equip Opr - 90016649 - Sanford
Motor Equip Opr - 90016649 - Sanford Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Sep 24, 2020
Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Sep 24, 2020
Elctricn Jrnymn Ful - 90016618 - Sanford
Elctricn Jrnymn Ful - 90016618 - Sanford Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Sep 24, 2020
Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Sep 24, 2020
Hsr Coach Cleaner 100% - 90017298 - Washington
Hsr Coach Cleaner 100% - 90017298 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 24, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 24, 2020
Elctricn Jrnymn - 90150026 - Boston
Elctricn Jrnymn - 90150026 - Boston Boston, MA, US, 02118 Sep 24, 2020
Boston, MA, US, 02118 Sep 24, 2020
Carmen Journeymen Ful - 90023251 - New Haven
Carmen Journeymen Ful - 90023251 - New Haven New Haven, CT, US, 06519 Sep 24, 2020
New Haven, CT, US, 06519 Sep 24, 2020
Motor Equip Opr - 90029794 - Washington
Motor Equip Opr - 90029794 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 24, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 24, 2020
Electronic Specialist - 90228276 - Boston
Electronic Specialist - 90228276 - Boston Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 Sep 24, 2020
Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 Sep 24, 2020
Assoc Recruiting Coordinator - 90281771 - Washington
Assoc Recruiting Coordinator - 90281771 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 24, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 24, 2020
Supervisor Material Control - 90204039 - Washington
Supervisor Material Control - 90204039 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 23, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20018 Sep 23, 2020
Police Officer - 90104876 - Wash/Balt.
Police Officer - 90104876 - Wash/Balt. Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 22, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 22, 2020
Police Officer - 90200553 - Oakland
Police Officer - 90200553 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Sep 22, 2020
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Sep 22, 2020
Sr Data Analyst - 90281766 - Washington
Sr Data Analyst - 90281766 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 22, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 22, 2020
Engineer - 90198846 - Philadelphia
Engineer - 90198846 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Sep 22, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Sep 22, 2020
Motor Equip Opr 95% - 90106324 - Boston
Motor Equip Opr 95% - 90106324 - Boston Boston, MA, US, 02118 Sep 22, 2020
Boston, MA, US, 02118 Sep 22, 2020
Sr. Manager IT - 90281712 - Washington
Sr. Manager IT - 90281712 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 22, 2020
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Sep 22, 2020
Sr Environmental Specialist - 90060680 - Oakland
Sr Environmental Specialist - 90060680 - Oakland Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Sep 22, 2020
Oakland, CA, US, 94607 Sep 22, 2020