Equipment Engineer - 90298395 - Wilmington

Date: Jan 19, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19802

Company: Amtrak

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Ensure the safety and of repair personnel, equipment and vehicles assigned to the Independent Track gangs, (North and South). Manage the maintenance and repair activities of the Both Independent Track Production Units, while providing assistance and oversight for the repairmen. To include a planned maintenance program, overhaul program, and failure response. Provide service write-ups and material requirements for equipment scheduled to the equipment shops; will utilize the Maximo Database System to maintain an accurate inventory level and status of Engineering Departments Production Equipment



Assist in the development and implementation of an effective safety program for assigned personnel, including compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations. 

•    Responsible for ensuring that assigned equipment is safe to operate, load tested and complies with Federal safety standards. Outfit equipment with necessary apparatus to ensure 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 assigned Repairmen at various locations along Amtrak’s northeast corridor. 

•    Maintains material inventories to support the planned and unplanned maintenance of assigned equipment in the field. 

•    Plan and implement preventative maintenance programs as well as heavy equipment repairs at shops.

•               Responsible for the operating budget of repair personnel as well as parts to support assigned equipment. 

•               Implement and maintain a strong troubleshooting program among assigned repairmen and equipment operators; audit operator performance with respect to qualifications, equipment start-up, safety check list, RMM logs, general handling of equipment and report findings to gang management


Experience in mobilized maintenance and repair of heavy construction equipment, preferably Maintenance/Way machinery.
High School or Technical School Grad. Experience in Engines (Gas & Diesel) Hydraulics and Pneumatic Systems. Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of roadway equipment and vehicle maintenance. Candidate must be computer literate and have good communication skills.
• Demonstrated managerial experience. 
• Experience in managing budgets 
• Analytical and problem-solving skills, self-starter requiring little direction 
• Demonstrated experience in using PC-based word processing and spreadsheets 
• Demonstrated experience in working effectively with multiple inter-disciplinary teams 
• Demonstrated experience in equipment maintenance with knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic components and systems of heavy construction equipment. 
• Experience in developing work plans to include scope, material take-off and budget • Experience with labor agreements 
• Experience working in data-based programs such as Maximo and SAP • Experience in preparing annual operating budget 


Experience in managing complex programs in an operating environment. 
•     Demonstrated experience in work and asset management applications, preferably IBM’s Maxim
•    Knowledge of mechanical systems and troubleshooting processes 
•    Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience • Must have a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.


•    Demonstrated hands on experience in the Electric Traction field. 
•    Must have supervisory experience. 
•    Project Management and Planning/Scheduling


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:68968
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical