CADD Engineer - 90300700 - Wilmington

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19802

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?

This position requires utilization of  existing documentation coupled with in-field research/measurements to develop basic CADD models, then translation of that information using Adobe Illustrator and other software to generate diagram and key data files of all of Amtrak’s rolling stock. This critical data will be maintained on the Company Intranet-accessible visual database and will be used for internal reference across the Amtrak system and will be the governing document for approved vehicle arrangements. This data will be referenced by company personnel and provided, as situations require, to regulators such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as part of discovery in legal / claims cases.


• Gathers existing drawing data, field survey information and vehicle critical data from existing files, field research and Amtrak individuals.
• Creates each vehicle model in Solid Works by adapting existing CADD files, interpreting non-vector files and field-gathered information.
• Reviews drawing and data with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to ensure the accuracy of each drawing and data set.
• Uses templates to process the drawing and data into the Intranet-accessible database.
• Uses Amtrak’s EPDM (Enterprise Product Data Management) system to gain approvals of drawing data.
• Produces very accurate drawing and data files.


• Associates Degree or equivalent experience using 3D and 2D CADD and Graphic Design systems
• Experience in creating large 3D assemblies and translation between various visual programs.
• Experience with rail vehicles or other large vehicles is helpful
• Proficient in the use of Solidworks, 
• Proficient is the use of Draftsight or Autocad
• Proficient in the use of Adobe Illustrator
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs.
• Ability to interpret complex assembly drawings.
• Ability to develop dimensioned sketches from field measurements
• Effective writing and interpersonal communication skills.


• Industrial Design, CADD, Engineering or Graphic Design background preferred
• Basic understanding of railroad passenger equipment and terminology preferred.
• Ability to research vehicle data, specifications and drawings originating from various companies.
• Detail oriented.
• Production oriented


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:72161
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
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.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical