Foreman - 90272467 - Long Island City

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Company: Amtrak

As a current employee you know Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of you.

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

Foreman III positions are customized based upon established role and need in area of responsibility.  Foreman III duties may include employee supervision or functional accountability for an assigned responsibility, area, or organizational unit.  


Foreman III essential functions vary and are based upon role.  Prime areas where Foremen III roles are established include but are not limited to: 

•    Supervising other foremen and/or mechanics.
•    New operations involving special projects or work such as safety, materials, or regulatory compliance.
•    Existing operations where special knowledge is required, greater flexibility is needed, or the operation or work is being reorganized.
•    Training for entry into non-agreement positions.



•    High school diploma or GED.
•    Some college or technical school and/or journeyman qualification preferred.
•    Some supervisory experience in an operating environment preferred.
•    Demonstrated experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems preferred.
•    Some knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application.
•    Demonstrated experience in working with WMS, SAP, ARROW, and other Amtrak automated programs preferred.
•    Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment preferred.
•    Must successfully complete training and attain/retain certifications applicable to assigned job.



•    Leadership, decision making, and team building skills.
•    Organizational and problem solving skills.
•    Understanding and working knowledge of various mechanical craft duties.
•    Knowledge of accepted railroad quality standards preferred.
•    Demonstrated computer skills.
•    Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards.
•    Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Requisition ID:54823
Band Zone:AB106 
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Recruiter Name:Gregory Bateman 
Recruiter Email: 

You power our progress through your 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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.   

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.