Amtrak Manager Trainee Program

Are you a college graduate looking for a chance to work in the railroad industry? The Amtrak Manager Trainee program offers a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective and valuable experience in a series of rotation assignments throughout Amtrak. It offers varied assignments, allowing employees to train, develop, and grow professionally while making meaningful contributions to the organization. Through the program, you will have the opportunity to build a solid record of accomplishments and gain a broad-based perspective and understanding of the company and how America’s Railroad runs.

Amtrak Manager Trainee Program

Are you a college graduate looking for a chance to work in the railroad industry? The Amtrak Manager Trainee program offers a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective and valuable experience in a series of rotation assignments throughout Amtrak. It offers varied assignments, allowing employees to train, develop, and grow professionally while making meaningful contributions to the organization. Through the program, you will have the opportunity to build a solid record of accomplishments and gain a broad-based perspective and understanding of the company and how America’s Railroad runs.

About the Amtrak Manager Trainee Program

Amtrak’s Manager Trainee Program is designed to develop Amtrak’s future leaders. This competitive and comprehensive program includes the highest quality classroom training, multiple facility visits, extensive hands-on training in the field, cross-functional assignments and rotations, first-hand interactions with Amtrak’s top Executives, and more. At the completion of this program, all Amtrak Management Trainee Program graduates will immediately be promoted into a Management role within Amtrak.

The first 6 months of the Program will consist of classroom training at our state-of-the-art Training facility located in Wilmington, DE, as well as on-site operational training cross multiple Amtrak locations. A series of qualifications will be taught and comprehension assessed in order to continue successfully in the Program.

The duration of the program will include multiple assignments consisting of basic rotations, and advanced rotations. Assignments will be selected for each management trainee based on previous experience and business needs. Assignments can fall within 6 job umbrellas: Assistant General Foreman, Assistant Manager of Train Operations, Assistant Station Manager, Assistant Trainmaster, Assistant Crew Base Manager or Assistant Onboard Services Manager.

Typical first assignments for Manager Trainees include:

Assistant General Foreman – Oversee mechanical work associated with Amtrak’s Acela, Northeast Regional and Long Distance trains by working in our mechanical facilities. Work with our mechanical teams maintaining trains for strong, reliable performance on the railroad.

Assistant Manager of Train Operations – Join our Control Center responsible for managing train movement on the Northeast Corridor. Work with our train dispatchers to assure the safe movement and scheduling of trains on the Corridor.

Assistant Station Manager – Oversee station operations to assure a safe and enjoyable customer experience. Coordinate station functions, such as Ticketing, Baggage, Red Cap Service and the Acela Lounge to make travel seamless for our customers.

Assistant Trainmaster – Work as part of our Road Operations Department managing Conductors as they safely operate trains throughout the country. Trainmasters work closely with our Engineering Staff to assure trains run safely and according to FRA guidelines.

Assistant Crew Base Manager – Manage Conductors, Onboard Services staff, and Engineers before, between and after shifts as they gather in the Crew Base for breaks, reporting, and obtaining new information for relevant to their jobs.

Assistant Onboard Services Manager- Work onboard our trains to service customers' needs as they travel throughout the Northeast Corridor or across the country. Our onboard crews meet, greet and service our customers to create the ultimate travel experience.

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Meet our manager trainees

Mickey
Mickey is a recent graduate of The College of New Jersey, majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Physics. He started his career at Amtrak as an intern in the Engineering Track Department in Philadelphia in 2017, and was later hired full-time as a Manager Trainee in the June 2018 class.