Engineer - 90198847 - Philadelphia

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

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.


Responsible for the installation, operation, calibration, and maintenance of the data collection and video systems associated with Amtrak Catenary and Track inspection vehicles. Responsible for the basic maintenance of Amtrak inspection vehicles.



  • Ensure the proper movement of the test vehicle and the integrity of the data produced.
  • Assist the Sr Engineer Inspection & Tests to conduct regularly scheduled geometry inspections of the N.E.C.
  • Assist the Sr. Engineer Inspection & Tests to conduct Intercity track geometry inspections, as required.
  • Assist the Sr Engineer Inspection & Tests to conduct other track and vehicle qualification tests as required.
  • Be available to operate self-propelled test vehicle with qualified pilot.
  • Evaluate the data generated by the various collection and processing systems to determine validity of exceptions.
  • Understand the principles of thermal imaging systems and able to collect, record, archive imaging data for flaw detection. Develop applications for further enhancements.
  • Perform systems calibration, maintain, and troubleshoot the track and catenary data collection and processing hardware, and their associated video systems. 
  • Maintain interior and exterior of test vehicles, with assistance of M/E or M/W forces as required.
  • Operate computer and video systems during testing and data reduction functions. 
  • Perform real time and offline systems backups, and archive all track geometry, catenary, and GRMS data collected during inspections.  
  • Ensure tools, test equipment, manuals, and maintenance logs are up to date, properly stored and available for immediate use, and that a predetermined inventory of working spare parts and output media is maintained in a systematic and orderly fashion.
  • Maintain knowledge of Amtrak operating conditions and keep abreast of changes in such.




  • BS / AS in Computer Science or Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering, or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Electronic troubleshooting and calibration.
  • Repair of electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Proficiency in computer use and digital file manipulation.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software.
  • Must obtain qualification in RWP, AMT2, MW1000, and NORAC/GCOR, and maintain these qualifications.


  • Railroad catenary or track maintenance and inspection
  • Railroad operations and procedures
  • Railroad passenger car maintenance and inspection 
  • Roadway Worker Protection
  • MW 1000
  • NORAC/General Code Operating Rules
  • AMT II 
  • Travel up to 80%, primarily on the N.E.C. with occasional long-distance travel




  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:116143
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 75% 

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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical