Fall 2022 - Industrial Engineering Intern - 90243001 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 4, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

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.


This internship provides the opportunity to work as part of the Industrial Engineering team to help identify, develop and implement business process improvements for Amtrak’s Engineering Department. This will be done by examining industry best practices, benchmarking results and reviewing work practices, policies, procedures, data, budgets, agreements, work standards and other relevant documentation.
This is an opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and growing team with an impact on Amtrak nationwide.



•    Provide personal leadership in safety, reliability, and efficiency
•    Assist in the development of knowledge-based methods of improvement in the execution of infrastructure maintenance and capital replacement
•    Support the planning process for the construction, maintenance and repair of railroad infrastructure including Track, Structures, Communications and Signaling, Electric Traction and related facilities
•    Support projects to improve infrastructure reliability and determine the best use of personnel for safe, cost-efficient operations and maximum productivity
•    Assist in the evaluation of internal processes and controls and recommend enhancements to data retrieval, documentation and process flow
•    Assist in the development of business cases to ensure that major financial improvements and business process changes are supported with sound financial analysis to improve maintenance procedures and reduce whole-life cost of our assets
•    Provide analytical support for process-improvement projects including time studies, process documentation, process implementation and statistical data analysis
•    Assist in the development and adoption of the Maximo Asset Management system in support of data-driven decision making from field personnel to company leadership

•    Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution
•    Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Mathematics, Public Administration or related analytical disciplines 
•    Must have at least 3 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or a junior status at minimum. 
•    Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher


•    Proven leadership experience
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Willingness to work in both office and field locations to obtain technical and operational experience
•    Demonstrated interest or competency in public transportation or the rail industry
•    Previous industry experience (internships, co-ops, professional)
•    Ability to successfully prioritize and plan projects

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:111664
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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.

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.

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