Sr Mgr Qualification and Testing - 90371574 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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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.


THIS POSITION CAN BE LOCATED IN: Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, New York City NY, New Haven CT, or Boston MA



This position is accountable for the execution of rail equipment testing plans including new equipment qualification testing, modified equipment testing, and PTC field testing. In addition, the position will work with all departments to ensure the qualification of crews is completed for the introduction of new or modified equipment.   


  • Provide leadership and management of Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers, other field supervision, and T&E crews performing equipment qualification testing.  
  • Collaborate with Transportation, Engineering Services, and Mechanical in the development of equipment testing plans.  
  • Responsible to coordinate execution of test plans across departments and host railroads to ensure testing objectives are accomplished.  
  • Work with the PTC and Safety teams to coordinate PTC field testing as required.  
  • Coordinate test plans with Amtrak movement offices or host railroads where applicable. 
  • Manage and monitor employee record keeping, efficiency testing and compliance with all Amtrak, Federal and state operating requirements.  
  • Manage staff of field employees to ensure new equipment training programs are delivered to T&E employees.   
  • Collaborate with the Training Department for the development of curriculum for the introduction of new rail equipment.  
  • Work with Operating Practices and the System General Road Foreman Office for updated rules and procedures for the introduction of new equipment into the fleet.  
  • Enforce and manage the rules and regulations for Amtrak policies and operating practices. 
  • Effectively contributes to a safe and secure work environment for employees and travel experience for customers. Demonstrates necessary leadership to support a zero incident and injury culture within the Operations organization and Amtrak.  


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or in a related field or the equivalent compbination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • 9 years of relevant experience.

  • Working knowledge of applicable CFR 49 requirements and applicable labor agreements pertaining to T&E employees.  

  • Significant experience with train and engine operations including knowledge and familiarity with commuter and freight operations.  

  • Knowledge of relevant operating procedures (i.e. Operating Rules, AMT-2, AMT-3, PTC systems). 

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, leading, and managing others with different levels of expertise, exhibiting innovative leadership and management skills.  

  • Demonstrated experience communication orally and in writing within and outside of the organization.  

  • Demonstrated experience working on multi-departmental or multi-organization projects.


  • Solid organizational and problem solving skills.

  • PC skills includeing word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software

  • Ability to travel 255

  • Ability to work irregular hours based on testing needs (nights, weekends, etc.)


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Mechanical or in a related field.

  • 12 years of relegant experience.

  • Current or past Locomotive Engineer or Conductor Certification.

  • Current or past qualification on the physical characteristics of a segment of Amtrak’s network.  

  • Working knowledge of applicable CFR 49 requirements and applicable Amtrak labor agreements pertaining to T&E employees. 

  • Demonstrated experience with train operations, train handling. 


  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all corporate levels. 

  • Ability to independently prepare reports/presentations for Senior and Executive management 


The salary/hourly range is $135,800 - $176,040. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:160790
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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 providers of 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.