Lorton, Virginia

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?
 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of wheels sets, brakes, brake pads, repairing suspension and pneumatic systems on rolling stock equipment and components in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Performs inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines
• Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures
• Repairs doors, windows, interior equipment, access panels, hand brakes, brake shoes, outside car body components, fire extinguishers, emergency tools and first aid kits
• Uses a variety of test equipment to diagnose malfunctions, troubleshoot and repair components and circuits
• Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job
• May perform welding and burning
• Experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement and rebuilding of mechanic equipment and systems
• Must successfully complete training and attain/retain certifications applicable to assigned job  
• Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment preferred


EDUCATION: 
High school diploma or GED

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
• Ability to read mechanical drawings 
• Knowledge and skill in the use of electronic tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
• Some computer skills


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:72871
Posting Location(s):Virginia
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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

Lorton, Virginia

National Railroad Passenger Corporation, more widely known as Amtrak®, is an equal opportunity employer offering a great career, exceptional benefits and competitive compensation, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Amtrak is America’s passenger railroad, employing over 18,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields, and serving over 20 million passengers each year across 500 railroad stations in 46 states. 

Amtrak is proud to be recognized as a leader in the transportation industry.  The success of our operation is the result of a quality-driven, productive workforce.  Our dedication to innovation, safety and commitment to our customers and employees enable us to consistently promote customer loyalty and employee appreciation. 

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