Machinist Journeyman - 90348311 - Los Angeles(Sign-On/Relocation Bonus Eligible)

Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, California, US, 90021

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.
 


 

Job Summary

Responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of locomotives and rolling stock equipment in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.

 

Essential Functions

  • Performs inspection, testing and maintenance repair of locomotive diesel engines, components and running gear in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines
  • Responsible for mechanical repairs to drive systems, wheels/wheel sets (trucks), suspension and other components of the propulsion system. 
  • Diagnose, test, repair of air systems, and air brake equipment.
  • Preventative maintenance of locomotives; move Locomotives
  • Operates lifting/hoisting equipment; Knowledge of internal combustion engines (diesel theory)
  • Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures.
  • Calibrates pressure switches and valves in compliance with 49CFR and Amtrak established standards.
  • Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of technical school or apprenticeship program preferred.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement or rebuilding mechanical equipment and systems
  • Prefer welding and cutting experience 
  • Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment preferred

 

Minimum KSAs

  • Knowledge of  mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings 
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
  • Some computer skills
  • Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently

 

Work Environment

  • Required to wear safety apparel and equipment when necessary. 
  • Shop, field, train or yard locations with moderate to high noise level, lighting of various degrees, floors of carpet/metal and various heat/cold conditions and inclement weather.
  • Will frequently be required to bend, stoop, stand and climb in performing daily tasks and activities 
  • Must have visual acuity and hearing capability to perform the essential functions of the job unless other vision or hearing standards are required by law. 
  • Must have ability to distinguish and separate sounds around machinery and tools
  • Must be able to work safely around loose materials, uneven surfaces and metal plates and equipment, 
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull loads in accordance with all applicable safety rules.

The hourly rate is $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.

  • Candidates accepting this position may be eligible for:

    Lump Sum Bonus to Cover Relocation Expenses

    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 - $3,000 to $5,000 (based on experience and subject to specific conditions and crafts)

    A possible sign-on bonus of up to $5,000 (for example $5,000 for two or more years of railroad experience or $3,000 for trade school graduates). 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.

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