Sr Quality Process Engineer - 90290567 - Oakland

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: Oakland, CA, US, 94607

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of our employees.

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The Senior Quality Process Engineer through quality management and process techniques, leads and implements the practice of controlling exactly how a mechanical process delivers maintenance aligned with customer requirements. This position will lead continuous improvement initiatives ensuring a high level of quality that meets mechanical expectation regarding established KPI’s. 



  • Proactive review and improvement of systems and processes to ensure satisfaction of predetermined quality standards 
  • Leads and manages the quality model, implementation of production process improvements and oversees the enhancement of system performance
  • Responsible for meeting with production teams to implement recommendations on efficiencies and quality enhancements
  • Leads Solution Focus Team meetings and agendas to help make necessary improvements, review trend analyses, and changes to the process related issues in the production environment
  • Designs and implements quality and safety requirements are followed and met at all points of the production process, 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Demonstrated experience and documented success in achieving productivity and/or quality improvements in a railroad environment through quality and process engineering techniques
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience in the railroad industry with Process or Quality Engineering (minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in lieu of degree).



  • Creative problem-solving skills and strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/processes effectively to timely conclusions
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including Access and Project software
  • Strong knowledge of FRA, OSHA, Environmental compliance areas specifically related to railroad industry. 
  • Ability to learn new tasks (both complex and routine) in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities
  • Strong knowledge of Amtrak equipment nomenclature to include transportation industry style vehicles
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Flexibility to work extended hours if required



  • Demonstrated experience with Process Management implementation and Control
  • Working knowledge and experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance and Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Demonstrated experience/working knowledge of various data management business systems including SAP, Ariba and WMS
  • Extensive experience in railroad industry and extensive knowledge of various fleet and equipment nomenclature to include transportation industry style vehicles
  • 8 or more years of relevant work experience.



  • Occasionally works in a shop environment requiring bending, stooping and crouching movements for observational purposes
  • Personal interaction with various business groups from Senior Management level through ground floor operatives
  • Travel 15%



Requisition ID:55621
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.

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.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical