Industrial Engineer III - 90260058 - Philadelphia

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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The Industrial Engineer III is responsible for working as part of a team to identify, develop and implement various business process improvements for the Infrastructure Management & Construction Services Department. 


This position achieves a system-wide impact by synthesizing field work practices, policies, procedures, data, budgets, bargaining agreements, work standards, benchmarking results, and other relevant documentation to ensure efficiency and economies of scale for the various Amtrak divisions and disciplines.




  • Identify, plan, and implement key projects with our field personnel to improve quality, reduce costs, increase productivity and improve cycle time by reducing waste and rework in pursuit of meeting key business objectives.
  • Observe, document, and evaluate the effectiveness of internal processes and controls and recommend enhancements to data retrieval, documentation, and process flow.
  • Perform field studies and review existing business practices to identify opportunities to improve resource utilization, maximize inventory efficiency, and improve the quality of process outcomes.
  • Coordinate with the Amtrak Enterprise Asset Management team to understand and document business processes and work practices 
  • Facilitate workshops, determine appropriate tactics to engage a variety of stakeholders in pursuit of reaching consensus and achieving desired results.
  • Develop business cases to ensure that major financial investments and other changes are supported with sound financial analysis.
  • Drive the implementation of the Infrastructure Management & Construction Services Asset Management Strategy by:
    • Establishing staffing requirements to perform prescribed preventive maintenance plans
    • Building productivity standards for maintenance and operations work; and 
    • Coordinating the development of standard bills of material and equipment needs in support of preventive maintenance plans.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Business Administration, Organizational Management or a related fields or an equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 3 to 5 years related industry experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, summarize and analyze financial and operational information.
  • 3+ years working experience with business process development and mapping and working knowledge of enterprise work management processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport across all levels of the organization and to communicate effectively with senior staff.
  • Ability to simply communicate complex concepts. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, self-starter, motivated individual.
  • Ability to prepare effective presentations, conduct productive meetings, plan, organize, and schedule.  



  • Work experience in rail or other heavy infrastructure environments.
  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Business Administration, Organizational Management, or related fields.
  • Experience using Lean, Six Sigma or other methods to drive continuous improvement efforts in an infrastructure-intensive business.
  • Working knowledge of asset, work, and maintenance management best practices and processes.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Work occurs in both an office environment and a field environment. Amtrak is a 24/7 operation, and the Industrial Engineering team is focused on infrastructure assets located across the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C. A significant portion of this role is focused on collaborating with the field personnel who build and maintain track, structures, bridges, signals, and power assets. The responsibilities listed above are performed by working on-site where and when these activities occur and may require hoteling and night and weekend work as necessary.  
  • Travel:  Up to 50%




  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:116925
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 

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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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