Mgr Engineering Production - 90345980 - Linden

Date: Nov 23, 2023

Location: Linden, NJ, US, 07036

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 has responsibility for all aspects of managing railroad production units including oversight of manpower, scheduling, equipment, material, and supplies that support the operation as well as ensuring safe work practices.  The Manager Engineering Production position requires 24/7 availability to oversee an around the clock operation, ensure safe and efficient use of resources, and provide technical expertise to day-to-day activities as required.


Essential Functions

  • Drive improvement in safety performance of the Production units through effective communication, direct oversight of safety activities, administration of efficiency testing, and coaching of direct and indirect reports, as appropriate.
  • Directs, plans, and implements projects and long-term programs to maintain the infrastructure in a state-of-good repair.  Establishes the production goals for the gangs within the unit in order to complete the scope of work on time and within budget.
  • Ensures all aspects of the work meet or exceed current Amtrak standards and comply with all relevant regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Assist Production leadership in the development and continuous improvement of work methods and procedures that increase efficiency and drive improvement in the safety and reliability of the infrastructure.
  • Plan and monitor daily/weekly production reports to ensure efficient utilization of resources (including track usage, force account, equipment, etc.), and effective execution of the work.
  • Oversee all administrative activities of the production unit including, but not limited to, accident/incident investigation, payroll and time-entry management, workforce scheduling, operating and capital budgeting, safety management, outage scheduling, coordination, etc.




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent work experience and training in position of similar capacity.
  • 7 years of relevant experience required.
  • Qualified or possess sufficient experience to be qualified in all pertinent regulations and standards such as: MW-1000, NORAC, RWP, AMT-2, AMT-23, AMT-27, applicable FRA Rules & Regulations.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in railroad production operations.
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of employees and both external and internal customers. 
  • Must be skilled and experienced with MS Office, creating spreadsheets, presentations, memorandums, and utilizing other applications to perform job functions.
  • Expert Level knowledge and experience in all facets of C&S Design Inspection, Maintenance and construction
  • Demonstrated knowledge and applied experience in railroad operations, operating rules, and railroad production work procedures.
  • Possess knowledge of and ability to apply Federal Railroad Regulations including Roadway Worker Protection and those pertaining to Track Safety Standards. 
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills both written and verbal; skilled in delivering presentations within and outside of the organization.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability utilizing effective time management and delegating work to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply collective bargaining agreements.




  • Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to acquire.
  • 9 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Held craft positions(s) performing C&S inspection, maintenance, and construction.
  • Eight years of experience in railroad operations within the Engineering Department.
  • Leadership experience in the following areas: technical and craft supervision.
  • Experience in planning, scheduling and managing large scale multi-faceted capital programs around live railroad operations.



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $122,250 --$158,430. 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:152281
Posting Location(s):New Jersey
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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 providers of 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.