The leadership, reliability and high-tech skills veterans bring to the job are a great resource to the operation of America’s Railroad,” said Boardman, a Vietnam veteran. “I’m honored and proud to add more of our country’s service men and women to the Amtrak team.” Joseph Boardman,  a Vietnam Veteran  and Amtrak President and CEO.

Career Opportunities for Veterans

Amtrak has a long history of providing career opportunities to veterans as well as active military members. We value the leadership, reliability and high-tech skills veterans bring to Amtrak. Your ability to adapt to a dynamic environment, your dedication and focus to safety and your experience gained while on military duty directly relates to a variety of operational and non-operational career opportunities at Amtrak.

We have a team of dedicated recruiters who will work with you to understand your military skills experience and training to find career opportunities that best align with your capabilities. Because so many of our employees have served our country in the armed forces, you will feel comfortable and welcome as you transition to the Amtrak team. In a continued effort to support the nation’s service men and women, Amtrak has set a goal of ensuring 25 percent of its new hires are veterans by 2015. We are looking for employees who will be a good fit for our business and who will help us to achieve our mission, which is to deliver intercity transportation with superior safety, customer service and financial excellence.

The Amtrak Veteran recruiting team may be coming to a job fair near you! These hiring events are great opportunities for you to visit with our team and to ask specific questions about our company. But don’t worry, if you do not see a hiring event in your area, you can always apply online. Search available opportunities by entering a keyword or location into the job search field above. You must apply online to be considered.

We proudly support local and national veteran outreach organizations to help United States Veterans find a secure and stable career at Amtrak.

We proudly support local and national veteran outreach organizations to help United States Veterans find a secure and stable career at Amtrak.

Now, let’s talk about how your Military experience translates to a career at Amtrak…

Military Specialty

Amtrak Career Opportunities

  • Infantry
  • Ordnance
  • Artillery
  • Security Forces
  • Construction
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Petroleum
  • Bridge & Building Mechanic
  • Plumber
  • Trackman
  • Track Foreman
  • Lineman
  • Truck Driver
  • Coach Cleaner
  • Carman
  • Supervisor Track Maintenance
  • Train Crew
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Passenger Engineer
  • Conductor
  • Pipefitter
  • Maintenance
  • Welding
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Enginemen
  • Machinist/Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Machinery Repairman
  • Steel Worker
  • Mechanic
  • HVAC
  • Mechanic Repairman
  • Boilermaker
  • Trackman
  • Track Foreman
  • Carman
  • Iron Worker/Welder
  • Train Crew
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Electronic Technician
  • Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Electric Traction Lineman
  • Supervisor Electric Traction
  • Radio Technician
  • Signal Maintainer
  • Electronic Technician
  • CADD Engineer
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Yardmaster
  • Crew Dispatcher
  • Train Dispatcher
  • Train Crew
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Material Management
  • Conductor
  • Communications Maintainer
  • Signal
  • Computer Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Console Operator
  • Sr. Computer Control Specialist
  • Communications and Signals Helper
  • Signal Maintainer
  • IT System Engineer
  • IT Solution Architect
Law Enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Military Police
  • Security Forces
  • Amtrak Police Officer
  • Special Agent
  • Background Investigator
  • Internal Affairs
  • Police Communication Officer
  • Detective
  • Inventory
  • Quartermaster
  • Warehouse
  • Refectorary/Mess Hall
  • Contracting Agent
  • Train Crew
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Material Management
  • Inventory Clerks
  • Food Specialists
  • Chefs
  • Lead Service Attendants
  • Finance
  • Postal Clerk
  • Personnel Administration
  • Claims Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Clerks
  • Secretary
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Ticket Clerk
  • Customer Service Clerk
  • Train Announcer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Officer Labor Relations
  • Recruiting Specialist
  • Sales & Marketing
Leadership Experience - 5 years
  • Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers
  • 4-year college degree (required)
  • Operations Management Training - Transportation Associate
  • Operations Management Training - Engineering Associate
  • Operations Management Training - Mechanical Associate

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