PASSENGER CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - 90182584 - Chicago, IL

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US, 60616

Company: Amtrak

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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.

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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.


 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Works a variety of hours within a 24/7 transportation environment. Assists the Conductor in the safe movement of trains by adhering to applicable

operating rules/practices. Assists the Conductor in the oversight of all on-train employees in service delivery by adhering to the Corporation's 

service standards. Ensures all revenue documents (cash, credit card receipts, proof of payment) are collected/verified in accordance with designated

tariffs. Ensures safety of passengers and crew by adhering to safety rules. Thinks and functions independently utilizing clear and effective verbal

communication skills to interact with passengers, crew members, and others jointly responsible for safe and efficient train movements and customer

service. Works in either a passenger or non-passenger operation (including yard duty and work trains). Secures movement orders and ensures clear

understanding by operating crew. Ensures pre-determined service requests are understood and carried out. Maintains understanding of operating

characteristics and practices including physical characteristics, safety rules, air brake rules, electrical instructions, equipment trouble-shooting

practices, and emergency procedures. Physically moves between and around train cars manipulating and lifting heavy air hoses and electrical cables.

Safely rides the side of train equipment, getting on and off equipment, as required. Assists the Conductor in submission of various reports to record

movement delays, unusual occurrences, passenger inconveniences, and mechanical defects. Assists in boarding and detraining of passengers, baggage,

express shipments, and mail. Makes customer service announcements. Provides information about train service to include passenger connections. Makes

special arrangements in case of service failure. Ensures each passenger has the proper fare. Ensures safe and orderly passenger conduct. Must

demonstrate an understanding of what makes up the elements of quality customer service. Must be able to interact and communicate professionally with

passengers and co-workers under all types of circumstances. Must demonstrate a demeanor and well-groomed appearance that conveys to passengers a

sense of competence and complete professionalism. Must understand and totally comply with Amtrak’s Uniform & Grooming Standards when engaged in

performing passenger service.

 
Learn more about the day in the life of a Conductor at Amtrak by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1clZI-RZGc.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Some work experience exhibiting responsibility, initiative, and other leadership characteristics.
• Satisfactory attendance and safe work record.
• Applicants for the position of Assistant Passenger Conductor must be willing and able to: Work in all types of weather conditions including extreme 
  heat, cold, snow, and rain. Perform duties in an environment requiring physical agility in order to easily get off/on train equipment, manipulate self 
  between cars, bend, reach, stoop, easily and safely ride the side of trains, and lift a variety of equipment. Report for work on short notice and work 
  weekends and holidays. Successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination and drug screening. Submit to and pass periodic medical

  examinations as well as random drug and alcohol screenings. Pass a pre-interview assessment to determine cash handling and customer service skills.

• If selected, the incumbent will be required to successfully complete a seven- to eight-week training course including classroom instruction and fieldwork 
  followed by extensive qualifying and on the job training associated with the assigned Crew Base. Must have a current valid drivers license; must have a 
  good safety record and prior satisfactory job performance; must have either 2 years of full-time verifiable work history OR 2 years of full-time verifiable 
  college work OR a combination of the two, equating a total of 2 years; and must live within 2 hours of Crew Base. 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Some leadership/supervisory experience.
• Some experience in a customer service role that includes cash handling, as well as a work history demonstrating the ability to adapt to variable work hours.
• Some mechanical experience/knowledge.
• Applicants for the position of Assistant Passenger Conductor must be willing and able to: Work in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat,

  cold, snow, and rain. Perform duties in an environment requiring physical agility in order to easily get off/on train equipment, manipulate self between

  cars, bend, reach, stoop, easily and safely ride the side of trains, and lift a variety of equipment. Report for work on short notice and work weekends

  and holidays. Successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination and drug screening. Submit to and pass periodic medical examinations as well

  as random drug and alcohol screenings. Pass a pre-interview assessment to determine cash handling and customer service skills.
• If selected, the incumbent will be required to successfully complete a seven- to eight-week training course including classroom instruction and fieldwork 
  followed by extensive qualifying and on the job training associated with the assigned Crew Base. Must have a current valid drivers license; must have a

  good safety record and prior satisfactory job performance; must have either 2 years of full-time verifiable work history OR 2 years of full-time verifiable

  college work OR a combination of the two, equating a total of 2 years; and must live within 2 hours of Crew Base.

 
RATE OF PAY:
Training rate applies until the completion of training. Thereafter, specific terms of Amtrak's current schedule agreement with the United Transportation Union 
will apply.
 
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
No

 

Relocation Bonus
A one-time lump sum payment, which will be increased to account for taxes, is provided to cover expenses associated with relocation for new employees with two or more years of relevant experience working for a Class I railroad. In addition, our vendor partner, Relo Direct, will assign a personal client service manager to help navigate the relocation process, including the client portal. Additionally, they will provide referrals to approved suppliers who can assist the employee with additional needs, like temporary housing, household goods move, and similar services.
Note: The distance between the old residence and the new principal place of work must be at least 50 miles. Relocation must be generally completed within one year following the effective date of transfer/start of work in the new location. If the employee voluntarily terminates employment with Amtrak or is terminated for cause for reasons other than job elimination, reduction in force, or restructuring within the period from the effective date of transfer until 24 months, all relocation benefits will cease and the employee will be required to repay relocation benefits according to the following schedule: 12 months of service or less - 100% repayment, 13-24 months of service - 50% repayment. Both repayments would be inclusive of tax assistance.

 

Sign-On Bonus
A possible sign-on bonus of up to $5,000 may be available for candidates possessing two or more years of railroad experience. Most sign-on bonuses will be paid out in the next pay cycle following the first 30 days of employment and should be paid out in one installment. Larger bonuses may be paid out in multiple installments and subject to specific conditions and crafts.
The bonus is deemed fully earned after twenty-four (24) months of active employment. Should you leave the company, for any reason, voluntary or involuntary, before you have completed twenty-four (24) months of active employment from your start date of this position, you will be required to pay back your sign-on bonus. This Sign-on Bonus is not part of your base pay, is not included in salary calculations for retirement, and the bonus amount is stated in gross amounts and shall be subject to all applicable withholding taxes, other normal payroll deductions, and any other amounts required by law to be withheld. The employee understands that the Sign-on Bonus is forfeited if the employee fails to report to work.

Requisition ID:113561
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 100% 

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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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