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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Red Cap - 90145907 - Chicago, IL
Red Cap - 90145907 - Chicago, IL Chicago, Illinois, US, 60606 Aug 8, 2022
Chicago, Illinois, US, 60606 Aug 8, 2022
Lead Service Attendants - CAFE/LOUNGE - 90299367 - Chicago, IL
Lead Service Attendants - CAFE/LOUNGE - 90299367 - Chicago, IL Chicago, Illinois, US, 60607 Aug 3, 2022
Chicago, Illinois, US, 60607 Aug 3, 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
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
Lead Service Attendant - Los Angeles
Lead Service Attendant - Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Aug 3, 2022
Los Angeles, California Aug 3, 2022
Lead Service Attendant - Miami
Lead Service Attendant - Miami Miami, Florida Aug 3, 2022
Miami, Florida Aug 3, 2022
En Route Cleaners - New York, NY
En Route Cleaners - New York, NY New York, New York Aug 9, 2022
New York, New York Aug 9, 2022
9.14.22 - New York - Train Attendants Hiring Event New York, New York Aug 9, 2022
9.14.22 - New York - Lead Service Attendant Hiring Event New York, New York Aug 9, 2022
9.14.22 - New York -Enroute Cleaners Hiring Event
9.14.22 - New York -Enroute Cleaners Hiring Event New York, New York Aug 9, 2022
New York, New York Aug 9, 2022
Station Mgr I/II - 90073484 - Newark
Station Mgr I/II - 90073484 - Newark Newark, New Jersey, US, 07102 Aug 4, 2022
Newark, New Jersey, US, 07102 Aug 4, 2022
Lead Service Attendants - Oakland, CA
Lead Service Attendants - Oakland, CA Oakland, California Aug 17, 2022
Oakland, California Aug 17, 2022
Red Cap - 90027547 - Philadelphia
Red Cap - 90027547 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jul 26, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Jul 26, 2022
Red Cap - 90048929 - Philadelphia, PA
Red Cap - 90048929 - Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 4, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 4, 2022
Principal Host Railroad Development - 90335146 - Philadelphia
Principal Host Railroad Development - 90335146 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 10, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 10, 2022
Red Cap - 90257553 - Philadelphia
Red Cap - 90257553 - Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 9, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104 Aug 9, 2022
8.17.22 Albany/Rensselaer - Assistant Conductors Hiring Event Rensselaer, New York Aug 16, 2022
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90205705 - San Diego, CA
PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90205705 - San Diego, CA San Diego, California, US, 92101 Aug 10, 2022
San Diego, California, US, 92101 Aug 10, 2022
LSA DINER TIP - 90306197 - Seattle, WA
LSA DINER TIP - 90306197 - Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, US, 98134 Jul 26, 2022
Seattle, Washington, US, 98134 Jul 26, 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
Train Attendants - Washington, DC
Train Attendants - Washington, DC Washington, District of Columbia Aug 17, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia Aug 17, 2022
Road Foreman II - 90070541 - Washington
Road Foreman II - 90070541 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 5, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 5, 2022
Sr Mgr Inter City Trainset - 90341601 - Washington (Hybrid)
Sr Mgr Inter City Trainset - 90341601 - Washington (Hybrid) Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 5, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 5, 2022
Asst Superintendent Ops - 90237855 - Washington
Asst Superintendent Ops - 90237855 - Washington Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 15, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 15, 2022
ENROUTE CLEANER NEC - 90253034 - Washington, DC
ENROUTE CLEANER NEC - 90253034 - Washington, DC Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 11, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002 Aug 11, 2022