Fall 2022- Ops Mechanical Intern - 90338156 - Chicago

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US, 60607

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

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.

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. 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.


The purpose of this position is to attract new Ops Mechanical interns and to promote careers in Mechanical Rolling Stock Equipment by providing an entry point for interns in training. Accepted candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply their management skills in both the office and field, and to gain firsthand work experience in the various aspects of Rolling Stock Equipment.


The intern will make new contacts in the transportation and operation industry and acquire skills and knowledge in equipment design, maintenance, and operations in addition to solving advanced technical problems and communicating with resources internally and externally (i.e. Original Equipment Manufacturers, State Partners, etc.) to meet business objectives.



  • Under the supervision of assigned Mechanical Superintendents(s) the position will:
  • Assist the Mechanical group with managing and servicing trains for the customer.
  • Develop and release of work instructions, maintenance procedures, modifications, models, drawings, and/or schematics related to Rolling Stock equipment 
  • Assist the Rolling Stock Equipment group with engineering testing, inspections, and design of operating and capital maintenance planning. 
  • Attend office meetings, field meetings, field/equipment support onboard as necessary and conference calls.
  • Assist in providing technical, logistical, and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of assigned project tasks within scope, schedule, and budget. Receive instruction on and become familiar with Mechanical safety standards, work procedures, and operating practices.
  • Other specific work assignments may be determined as necessary



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in in Engineering
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher



  • Previous heavy machinery or railroad industry experience.
  • Specific interest or desire to work in the railroad industry.
  • CAD and/or SOLIDWORKS experience


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:112001
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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.

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