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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Lead Service Attendant - Boston
Lead Service Attendant - Boston Boston, Massachusetts Jun 6, 2022
Boston, Massachusetts Jun 6, 2022
Lead Service Attendant - Miami
Lead Service Attendant - Miami Miami, Florida Jun 6, 2022
Miami, Florida Jun 6, 2022
Lead Service Attendant - Los Angeles
Lead Service Attendant - Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Jun 6, 2022
Los Angeles, California Jun 6, 2022
Baggage/Foreman Ful - 90034906 - Boston
Baggage/Foreman Ful - 90034906 - Boston Boston, Massachusetts, US, 02110 Jun 7, 2022
Boston, Massachusetts, US, 02110 Jun 7, 2022
Ticket / Accounting Clerk - 90038207 - Baltimore, MD
Ticket / Accounting Clerk - 90038207 - Baltimore, MD Baltimore, Maryland, US, 21201 Jun 9, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland, US, 21201 Jun 9, 2022
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90339262 - San Luis Obispo, CA
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90339262 - San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis Obispo, California, US, 93401 Jun 11, 2022
San Luis Obispo, California, US, 93401 Jun 11, 2022
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301953 - Oakland, CA
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301953 - Oakland, CA Oakland, California, US, 94607 Jun 11, 2022
Oakland, California, US, 94607 Jun 11, 2022
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301960 - Reno, NV
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90301960 - Reno, NV Reno, Nevada, US, 89501 Jun 11, 2022
Reno, Nevada, US, 89501 Jun 11, 2022
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90338617 - Sacramento
PASSENGER ENGINEER TRAINEE - 90338617 - Sacramento Sacramento, California, US, 95814 Jun 11, 2022
Sacramento, California, US, 95814 Jun 11, 2022
Principal Host Railroad Development - 90335146 - Philadelphia
Principal Host Railroad Development - 90335146 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jun 13, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jun 13, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90212210 - Oakland, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90212210 - Oakland, CA Oakland, California, US, 94607 Jun 16, 2022
Oakland, California, US, 94607 Jun 16, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90224494 - Sacramento, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90224494 - Sacramento, CA Sacramento, California, US, 95814 Jun 16, 2022
Sacramento, California, US, 95814 Jun 16, 2022
Fall 2022- Architect Intern - 90338125 - Philadelphia
Fall 2022- Architect Intern - 90338125 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jun 17, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jun 17, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90308229 - Chicago, IL
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90308229 - Chicago, IL Chicago, Illinois, US, 60616 Jun 21, 2022
Chicago, Illinois, US, 60616 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90187015 - San Luis Obispo, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90187015 - San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis Obispo, California, US, 93401 Jun 21, 2022
San Luis Obispo, California, US, 93401 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90182584 - Chicago, IL
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90182584 - Chicago, IL Chicago, Illinois, US, 60616 Jun 21, 2022
Chicago, Illinois, US, 60616 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90265450 - Milwaukee, WI
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90265450 - Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, 53203 Jun 21, 2022
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, 53203 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90339812 - El Paso, TX
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90339812 - El Paso, TX El Paso, Texas, US, 79901 Jun 21, 2022
El Paso, Texas, US, 79901 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90267062 - Chicago, IL
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90267062 - Chicago, IL Chicago, Illinois, US, 60616 Jun 21, 2022
Chicago, Illinois, US, 60616 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90259245 - Shelby, MT
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90259245 - Shelby, MT Shelby, Montana, US, 59474 Jun 21, 2022
Shelby, Montana, US, 59474 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90186024 - Albuquerque, NM
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90186024 - Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, 87102 Jun 21, 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, 87102 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90332881 - St Louis, MO
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90332881 - St Louis, MO St Louis, Missouri, US, 63103 Jun 21, 2022
St Louis, Missouri, US, 63103 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90250322 - Salt Lake City, UT
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90250322 - Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City, Utah, US, 84101 Jun 21, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah, US, 84101 Jun 21, 2022
Fall 2022- Stations & Facilities Development Intern -- 90339943 - Philadelphia
Fall 2022- Stations & Facilities Development Intern -- 90339943 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jun 21, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jun 21, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90189974 - Portland, OR
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90189974 - Portland, OR Portland, Oregon, US, 97209 Jun 22, 2022
Portland, Oregon, US, 97209 Jun 22, 2022