Senior Maintenance Engineer - 90353633 - Beech Grove

Date: Feb 29, 2024

Location: Beech Grove, IN, US, 46107

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


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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. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


This position can be located in Beech Grove, Chicago or Renesselear.



The Senior Maintenance Engineer develops maintenance procedures, methods, and engineering specifications necessary for the maintenance of locomotive equipment. The Sr. Maintenance Engineer applies electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and related theories to diagnose, test, and solve advanced technical problems for onboard equipment. The Sr. Maintenance Engineer will take direction from the Sr. Mgr. Equipment Engineering and lead projects and processes to implement and improve equipment safety, compliance, quality, reliability, and maintainability across the Amtrak system.



  • Provide advanced field and technical assistance to terminals and maintenance facilities
  • Trends failure analyses and delay metrics for management on equipment reliability and service issues and makes recommendations to address as necessary; works with the Mechanical Operations team for equipment availability.
  • Responsible for developing and/or improving maintenance procedures and work practices to increase equipment reliability and modify the maintenance plans in the asset management system
  • Support authorizing component upgrades, updates, and replacements, including qualifying vendors and products with engineering documentation and drawings reviews as necessary.
  • Develop and review technical specifications and procedures for equipment and systems for Amtrak and state rolling stock equipment.
  • Designs and implements Condition Based Monitoring programs and practices.



  • BS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent related work experience.
  • Experience in transportation, aeronautical, or heavy equipment engineering focusing on project management, root cause analysis, or other problem-solving training and experience.
  • Demonstrated practical experience modifying and maintaining existing vehicles or long-lived, complex, capital equipment in an industrial, railroad or marine environment.
  • Experience in working effectively with agreement and non-agreement employees.
  • Possess experience in the contractual aspects of procurement.
  • Experience using VOMs, data loggers, oscilloscopes, and AAR or measuring gages;
  • Must be proficient and possess experience in technical writing, spreadsheet, and database manipulation.
  • Knowledgeable in CAD software.



  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Supervisory or Team Manager experience
  • Member of AAR, APTA, IEEE, ASME, SAE, ASHRAE, or similar technical committees
  • Experience with Tier I or Tier II Passenger Equipment


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $80,160-$103,890. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:157537
Posting Location(s):New York; Illinois; Indiana; N/A
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. § 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.

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: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical