Substation Trainee - Baltimore, MD

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, US

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak.


Construct, install, and maintain test substation switching apparatus, control cables and associated batteries. Operates substation and protects contractors, workman and work equipment in proximity of high tension lines or apparatus.





  • Must pass satisfactory examinations in accordance with Electric Traction Training Agreement.
  • Must maintain 80% average (exception- hiring at class “A” status).
  • Must demonstrate ability to climb and work 100 feet in the air within the first 90 days of employment as a condition of employment.
  • Must have prior satisfactory work attendance record, work performance, and safety record.
  • Must read, write, and speak the English language clearly, with the ability to communicate using telephones and radios.
  • Will be placed in a training program and must excel through all stages of training.
  • The ability to respond to railroad concerns on a 24 hr basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must be a licensed Electrician
  • Basic electrical theory, knowledge coupled with the desire and ability to learn.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license at hiring or transfer and must have or obtain valid Commercial Driver’s license within first 90 days of the training program.  Both licenses’ must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Must be able to understand, speak, and write the english language fluently.



  • Experience as an electrician or lineman with knowledge of tools, rigging, electricity and safety procedures.
  • Basic Electrical theory, knowledge of electrical components and use of various electrical testing devices.
  • Climbing and rigging experience.
  • Formal electrical training

Requisition ID:116061
Posting Location(s):Maryland
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical