Road Mechanic - 90343551 - Groton, CT

Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Groton, Connecticut, US, 06340

Company: Amtrak

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, our goal is to connect businesses and communities across the country. The safety of our passengers, our more than 20,000 colleagues, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to your efforts 


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.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

A Road Mechanic ensures compliance of all railroad, safety, operations, and federal railroad administration rules and regulations. This position will be based in Groton, CT.​​​​​​

 

The hourly rate is $25.55 to $34.07 (with opportunity for increases, as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement, after beginning employment). Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401k retirement plan; life insurance; paid time off; reimbursement of education; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Some benefits are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This Repairman will troubleshoot and perform heavy repairs to all types of equipment components including engines, transmissions, gear boxes, hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, working components, conveyors, booms, buckets, and electrical systems. Solve work related problems, make decisions, provide instructions, drive heavy duty service trucks, often pull a trailer, and understand mechanical, electrical and automated operations of machinery.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

•    Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a high school graduate. 

•    Must have good communication skills and a strong mechanical aptitude.

•    Must have a valid driver’s license on the date of hire.

•    Driver’s License, the ability to obtain a CMV or CDL is required.

•    Must be able to read and speak the English language because this position requires following government regulations and instructions.

•    Experience with pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems including the ability to read schematics is preferred.

•    Experience in other mechanical oriented occupations will be considered.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

•    Some welding experience.

•    Ability to read hydraulic and electric schematics.

•    Ability to lift 50 to 80 pounds on a frequent basis.

•    Ability to comprehend and comply with instructions.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Requisition ID:144683
Posting Location(s):Connecticut
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