OBS TRAINEE (Enroute Cleaner) WASH DC - 90297622 - Washington

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

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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This position will report to the OBS manager, sign in at the front desk in the Oakland crew base and proceed directly to the enroute cleaners supply room. 


  • Responsible for stocking his/her cleaning kit before making his/her assignment
  • Responsible for monitoring the coaches and restrooms to ensure they are in compliance with all Amtrak andFDA standards
  • Must make the standardized announcement for cleaners on every assigned train before going through thecoaches to pick up trash and refresh restrooms
  • Must wipe down all surfaces in every restroom and use the prescribed toilet brush to refresh the toilets
  • If necessary, the air freshener dispenser must be refreshed (in 30 day intervals) while cleaning thebathrooms
  • All items in the restroom should be restocked (topped off) in every on-board restroom
  • All mark off's and known lateness must be communicated to the crew base and CMC in a timely manner
  • All timesheets must be signed and verifi ed by the conductor working each specifi c assigned train
  • Cleaners must strictly comply with Amtrak's uniform and grooming standards
  • Must be able to make prescribed public address announcements on-board the trains in a clear andunderstandable manner

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills



Requisition ID:75244
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 100% 

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: Transportation || Railroad Operations