March 2023 - Washington, DC - Sheetmetal Worker Hiring Event

Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

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.


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. 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.


Washington, DC Sheetmetal Worker March Hiring Event

March 9, 2023 - 9am - 4pm


Apply to this position if you are interested, and a recruiter will be in contact to schedule  

you for an interview time. 




What To Bring (copies only):

  • 3 copies of your resume (we will not be able to make copies or accept pictures on your phone) 
  • Positive attitude 

What To Expect At The Event:

  • Plan to be at this event for 4 hours 
  • If you are presented with an offer, please plan on doing an onsite drug test 

*Please note that available opportunities are subject to change depending on the organization’s need. 


Why Amtrak? 

Work/Life Balance, Compensation/Benefits, Job Security/Advancement, Amazing Management, and Culture! Unlimited rail travel for you, your spouse and dependent children as described in the Pass Privileges Policy as well as up to 8 Companion Pass travel vouchers per calendar year 


Amtrak Benefits: 

A variety of medical plans, Vision, and Dental 
401k, Life Insurance 
Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Repayment 
Competitive Healthcare Packages  
Competitive Wages 
Railroad Retirement 
Rail Privileges 
Additional Benefits & Discounts 

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. 




Responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of plumbing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems on rolling stock equipment and components in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.


  • Performs inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines
  • Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures
  • Installs, maintains and repairs hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and systems
  • Repairs brake, water heating and sanitation systems
  • Installs, maintains and repairs heating and cooling equipment and related piping
  • Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement and rebuilding of mechanic equipment and systems
  • Experience testing equipment and repairs to water and sanitation systems
  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of specialized tools, equipment, and measurements necessary to meet established standards
  • Some computer skills


  • Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment
  • Completion of technical school or apprenticeship program

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  

The hourly rate is $34.07 (with opportunity for increases, as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement, after beginning employment). Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan; life insurance; paid time off; reimbursement of education; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Some benefits are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.




Requisition ID:157450
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
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.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for 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.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Laborer / Skilled Trades