Senior Manager Equipment Training - 90305683 - Wilmington

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, US, 19802

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.


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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.


The Senior Manager Equipment Training is responsible for the development, implementation and management of all equipment training. This hands on training initiative is designed to manage equipment demonstrations and to deliver hands on specific equipment training for railroad maintenance and construction operations.  



  • Responsible for the management of equipment trainer/examiners including scope, schedule, budget, administrative functions, etc.
  • Manages the development and implementation of Master Training Plan/Program for skills enhancement of equipment and vehicle operations.
  • Coordinates all M/W field-training activities including quality assurance functions to ensure compliance with all published policies, standards and procedures.  
  • Develops, implements, maintain and chairs committees for standardization of equipment and vehicle training and testing programs including materials, manuals, presentation methods, testing mechanisms, efficiency, standards, etc.
  • Investigates and resolves inquiries/complaints relating to field training activities and provide information to other Amtrak groups for their use in dispute resolution. 
  • Maintains Equipment mandatory qualifications and develops new qualification testing as necessary per national safety standards.
  • Coordinates training at facilities and with applicable equipment to ensure students have hands on experience.
  • Works with manufacturers to maintain an equipment library for each piece of machinery.
  • Partners with external vendors to deliver training such as crane training, CMV/CDL, etc. 
  • Responsible for partnering with engineering management to develop needs analysis for upcoming training requests.
  • Assures compliance with training requirements described in Thornton and McLaurin Consent decree. 
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in the development, review, evaluation, and revision of training programs for compliance with current statutory/regulatory requirements, documented practices, technology, operational needs, and other requirements. 
  • Coordinates with other staff performing program development and/or perform program development work as required. 
  • Conducts observations of programs and/or deliver pilots of new or updated programs, and provide documented feedback to the development process.
  • Works with System Safety to ensure training programs align with relevant Safety Regulations and Amtrak Safety Standards.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering, Business, Education Construction or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 9-12 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Experience in technical instruction and the preparation of technical training materials.
  • Experience with federal codes and regulations.
  • Strong technical writing and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Adult Learning Principles. 
  • Extensive experience in the railroad industry.  Demonstrated experience in administration, planning and scheduling and contract and labor agreements management.  
  • Demonstrated experience in using Amtrak’s business, operations and financial systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, collaborative, and relationship building skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in railroad operation planning for construction and maitnenance.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of technical training materials as they apply to equipment training.
  • Demonstrated management experience in a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance, operational, and construction practices specific to the railroad industry. Thorough knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated profiency in 49 CFR 214 and OSHA regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, 
  • Proficient or capable of learning Primavera, Work Element Explorer, and other in-house software utilized by Amtrak. 
  • Must be able to motivate others and drive for results.      


  • Masters Degree  in Business, Education or Engineering.
  • Experience working in railroad and construction maintenance.
  • OSHA Certification - 10 hr. General Industry.
  • Operating Rules Qualified.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $119,410 - $154,760. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:157335
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 

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 || Engineering & Mechanical