Sr. Equipment Engineer - 90001435 - Wilmington/New Jersey/New York

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19802

Company: Amtrak

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Manage the maintenance and repair activities of the New York Division equipment repair forces and shops. (Adams and Queens). Provide guidance and liaison for truck and vehicle maintenance specifications and inventory with the Director Equipment & Vehicles, GSA, and Amtrak’s Automotive group. Create, monitor, and supervise $2.5M budget for equipment spare parts and repair. Provide technical direction and training to assigned repair forces. Accountable to assign, monitor and maintain the equipment inventory assigned to the New York Division.


• Responsible for the Engineering equipment safety program ensuring that equipment is safe to operate; load tested and complies with Federal safety standards. Outfits equipment with necessary apparatus to enure the safety of the public, operating employees, and equipment.
• Responsible for training program ensuring assigned personnel are qualified to maintain equipment to which they are assigned.
• Directly supervises 13 repairmen and manages two shops in Adams New Jersey and Queens New York.
• Assigns and maintains over 139 units of work equipment used to maintain the railroad from Holmsberg, Pa through Penn Station and Sunnyside Yard New York to New Rochelle New York. Maintains material inventories to support the planned and unplanned maintenance of this equipment and equipment material expense rolling-up to consolidated Cost Center budget.
• Develops and is accountable for direct $2.5M operating budget used in support of the 139units of work equipment.


• Must have a High School Diploma or an Associated degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience.
• Experience in transportation operations and procedures.
• Demonstrated managerial experience
• Experience in managing budgets
• Analytical and problem-solving skills, self-starter requiring little direction.
• Demonstrated experience in working with Roadway Equipment
• Demonstrated experience in using PC-based word processing and spreadsheets
• Demonstrated experience in working effectively with multiple inter-disciplinary teams
• Demonstrated years’ experience working in the work equipment field
• Some experience as a Foreman or General Foreman
• Experience with Labor Agreements
• Experience working in data-based programs such as Maximo and SAP
• Experience in preparing annual operating budgets


• Experience in managing complex programs in a operating environment
• Demonstrated experience in work and asset management applications, preferably IMB’S Maximo
• Knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and Hydraulic systems.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:55862
Posting Location(s):Delaware; New Jersey
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical