Lead Technical Trainer - 90300703 - Wilmington

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19801

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Lead Technical Trainer position will provide operational support by instructing, and evaluating Engineers, Student Engineers, Conductors, Dispatchers, and Engineering employee on simulator scenarios. They will set up and run scenarios along with helping to provide revision to shapefiles and building new routes.  They will help the simulator manager with maintenance, and upkeep on all the simulators system wide.  They must be well versed with the Simulator Strategy, Company Policies, CFR 240/242/243, Operating Rules, AMT-3.  The Lead Technical Trainer will also help to review and update training material when rules or policies changes.


• Facilitate simulator training for Engineers, Student Engineers, Conductors, Dispatchers, and Engineering employee’s
• Assist with development of standardized scenarios (Trouble Shooting, ACESE/I-ETMS/ITCS/
• X-ITCS, Train Handling, etc.) that can be used on all simulators systemwide
• Assist with validating new simulators 
• Assist with developing/reviewing (CGI) computer generated imaging  
• Assist with routine maintenance, and programming of simulators
• Participate on the Technical Advisory Team for future RFI/RFP for the purchases of new simulators
• Participate with Factory Acceptance, & Site Acceptance Testing on new simulators purchased by Amtrak 
• Work alongside contractor on simulator projects
• Working with the Road Foreman Training Coordinators around the Amtrak system to deliver affective standardized simulator training


• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business or related field required (or equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree).
• Demonstrated knowledge of Amtrak’s Airbrake and Train Handling Instruction, Operating Rules, Safety Rules and CFR Part 240/242/243 regulations.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the operating rules training and the SPARTN program
• Currently a qualified Road Foreman, or locomotive Engineer  
• Demonstrated drive, ambition, and leadership ability.
• Ability to travel 20-50% of the time.
• Minimum of 6 years relevant experience required in lieu of a degree.
• Superior effectiveness in communication skills, including writing, speaking and presentation/platform skills.
• Effective organizational, administrative, and personal computing skills as demonstrated through past experience.
• Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Simulator experience


• Bachelor’s degree in business, transportation, or related field.
• Demonstrated leadership experience.
• Management experience over Train & Engine service employees, Road Foreman experience preferred.
• 6 or more years as a Locomotive Engineer.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:72201
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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.

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