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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Sr Dir IT Cyber Risk Management - 90284261 - Washington
Sr Dir IT Cyber Risk Management - 90284261 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 19, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 19, 2021
HP Nonstop Developer - 90279777 - Philadelphia
HP Nonstop Developer - 90279777 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Jan 19, 2021
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Jan 19, 2021
Sr Principal App Sys Engineer - 90266117 - Washington
Sr Principal App Sys Engineer - 90266117 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Jan 19, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20001 Jan 19, 2021
Lead Business Analyst-Cyber 90283745 - Washington
Lead Business Analyst-Cyber 90283745 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 17, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 17, 2021
Senior Director ERP & Corporate Technologies- 90282077 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20001 Jan 17, 2021
Safety Communications Intern - 90282490 - Summer 2021 - Wilmington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 17, 2021
System Track Engineering Intern - Summer 2021 -90282902 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Jan 16, 2021
Sr Program Mgr - 90286343 - Washington
Sr Program Mgr - 90286343 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 16, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 16, 2021
GEB CUSTOMER SERVICE REP - 90243636 - Portland
GEB CUSTOMER SERVICE REP - 90243636 - Portland Portland, ME, US, 04102 Jan 15, 2021
Portland, ME, US, 04102 Jan 15, 2021
Mechanical Engineer - 90213733 - Chicago
Mechanical Engineer - 90213733 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Jan 15, 2021
Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Jan 15, 2021
Mechanical Engineer - 90236151 - Beech Grove
Mechanical Engineer - 90236151 - Beech Grove Beech Grove, IN, US, 46107 Jan 15, 2021
Beech Grove, IN, US, 46107 Jan 15, 2021
Sr Principal App Sys Engineer - 90286372 - Washington
Sr Principal App Sys Engineer - 90286372 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 15, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 15, 2021
Principal Applications Systems Engineer - 90286373 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 15, 2021
Principal Applications Systems Engineer - 90287150 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 15, 2021
Machinist Journeyman - 90286788 - Sanford
Machinist Journeyman - 90286788 - Sanford Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Jan 15, 2021
Sanford, FL, US, 32771 Jan 15, 2021
Sht Mtl Wkr Journeyman - 90063504 - Washington
Sht Mtl Wkr Journeyman - 90063504 - Washington Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Jan 15, 2021
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Jan 15, 2021
Signal Helper - 90262103 - Jackson
Signal Helper - 90262103 - Jackson Jackson, MI, US, 49201 Jan 15, 2021
Jackson, MI, US, 49201 Jan 15, 2021
Signal Helper - 90286897 - Chicago
Signal Helper - 90286897 - Chicago Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Jan 14, 2021
Chicago, IL, US, 60607 Jan 14, 2021
Signal Helper - 90286895 - Niles
Signal Helper - 90286895 - Niles Niles, MI, US, 49120 Jan 14, 2021
Niles, MI, US, 49120 Jan 14, 2021
Sr Compliance Specialist - 90247080
Sr Compliance Specialist - 90247080 Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 Jan 14, 2021
Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 Jan 14, 2021
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90284659 - Washington
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90284659 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 13, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 13, 2021
Sr Electrical Engineer - 90070966 - Philadelphia
Sr Electrical Engineer - 90070966 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Jan 13, 2021
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Jan 13, 2021
Sr Principal IT Architect (Salesforce) - 90286291 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 13, 2021
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90286125 - Washington
Principal App Sys Engineer - 90286125 - Washington Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 12, 2021
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Jan 12, 2021
HR Data Analyst - 90286293 - Wilmington
HR Data Analyst - 90286293 - Wilmington Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 Jan 11, 2021
Wilmington, DE, US, 19801 Jan 11, 2021