Asst Superintendent Mechanical - 90001641 - Los Angeles

Date: Jun 6, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, California, US, 90021

Company: Amtrak

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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.



The Assistant Mechanical Superintendent has responsibility and oversight for the activities associated with car shops, locomotive shops, repair-in-place tracks and Service & Inspection terminals for operating divisions as directed by the Mechanical Superintendent.  



  • Coordinates inspection and mechanical service activities with internal constituencies such as Transportation Operations and Rolling Stock Engineering and local commuter, regional, and state organizations as appropriate.
  • Directs the strict implementation of maintenance alerts, FRA and FDA regulatory requirements, supplier maintenance instructions and SMPs.
  • Implements inspection and servicing process improvements as appropriate to support geographically and temporarily extended areas.
  • Implements inspection and mechanical service related safety plans and programs. 
  • Assists and participates with cross-functional teams, including process focus teams, to ensure proper management and control of inspection and mechanical service project schedules, financials, and resources.
  • Assists and participates in the implementation of goals and objectives required to safely and efficiently complete inspection and mechanical service programs and projects within scope, schedule, and budget. 
  • Monitors the status of materials procurement and ensures proper materials installation.
  • Monitors productivity to ensure efficient resource utilization and makes adjustments and procedural changes as required.



  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or in a related field or the equivalent combination of education and training/experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of railway and rail transit rolling stock to include extensive servicing, repair and maintenance program experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within the corporation and externally
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application.
  • Some experience in project and inventory management; technical supervision; planning, organizing, and scheduling for procedural and operational methods.
  • Some experience in budget and financial control; contract management. 
  • Some process management experience.
  • Solid leadership and decision making skills.
  • Solid organizational and problem solving skills
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in combination to administer effective presentations.
  • Some knowledge of hospitality or travel industry operations.
  • Some knowledge of railway engineering regulatory requirements (i.e. AAR, AREMA, FTA, FDA, and FRA). 
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for change designed to address chronic issues and concerns.
  • PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
  • Ability to travel 10-20%.



  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or in a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic and international railway engineering regulatory requirements.



  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $119,240-$154,530. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, 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:157911
Posting Location(s):California
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for 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.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical