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 Mgr Qualification and Testing - 90371574 - Philadelphia
Sr Mgr Qualification and Testing - 90371574 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Feb 17, 2024
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Feb 17, 2024
Lead Red Cap - 90246885 - Washington, DC
Lead Red Cap - 90246885 - Washington, DC Washington, DC, US, 20002 Feb 17, 2024
Washington, DC, US, 20002 Feb 17, 2024
Superintendent Mechanical I/II - 90371456 - Pomona
Superintendent Mechanical I/II - 90371456 - Pomona Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 16, 2024
Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 16, 2024
AVP Transportation-Central Division - 90220601 - Chicago (Onsite) Chicago, IL, US, 60661 Feb 15, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90264510 - Toledo, OH
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90264510 - Toledo, OH Toledo, OH, US, 43602 Feb 14, 2024
Toledo, OH, US, 43602 Feb 14, 2024
Sr Technical Trainer - 90180195 - Philadelphia
Sr Technical Trainer - 90180195 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Feb 14, 2024
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104 Feb 14, 2024
Trainmaster II - 90290534 - Florence
Trainmaster II - 90290534 - Florence Florence, SC, US, 29506 Feb 10, 2024
Florence, SC, US, 29506 Feb 10, 2024
Superintendent Ops I/II - 90370762 - Pomona
Superintendent Ops I/II - 90370762 - Pomona Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 9, 2024
Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 9, 2024
Trainmaster I - 90370591 - Pomona
Trainmaster I - 90370591 - Pomona Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 9, 2024
Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 9, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90292979 - Huntington, WV
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90292979 - Huntington, WV Huntington, WV, US, 25701 Feb 7, 2024
Huntington, WV, US, 25701 Feb 7, 2024
Road Foreman I - 90102034 - Baltimore
Road Foreman I - 90102034 - Baltimore Baltimore, MD, US, 21201 Feb 6, 2024
Baltimore, MD, US, 21201 Feb 6, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90364609 - Los Angeles, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90364609 - Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA, US, 90065 Feb 6, 2024
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90065 Feb 6, 2024
Road Foreman I/II - 90370596 - Pomona
Road Foreman I/II - 90370596 - Pomona Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 3, 2024
Pomona, CA, US, 91767 Feb 3, 2024
Road Foreman II - 90236530 - Los Angeles
Road Foreman II - 90236530 - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, US, 90065 Feb 3, 2024
Los Angeles, CA, US, 90065 Feb 3, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90299456 - Lorton, VA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90299456 - Lorton, VA Lorton, VA, US, 22079 Feb 2, 2024
Lorton, VA, US, 22079 Feb 2, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258821 - Miami, FL
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258821 - Miami, FL Miami, FL, US, 33147 Feb 1, 2024
Miami, FL, US, 33147 Feb 1, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258279 - Jacksonville, FL
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90258279 - Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville, FL, US, 32209 Feb 1, 2024
Jacksonville, FL, US, 32209 Feb 1, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90350787 - Grand Rapids, MI
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90350787 - Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49503 Feb 1, 2024
Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49503 Feb 1, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90294106 - Chicago, IL
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90294106 - Chicago, IL Chicago, IL, US, 60616 Feb 1, 2024
Chicago, IL, US, 60616 Feb 1, 2024
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90344727 - Chicago, IL
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90344727 - Chicago, IL Chicago, IL, US, 60616 Feb 1, 2024
Chicago, IL, US, 60616 Feb 1, 2024