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Asst Superintendent Ops - 90000635 - Chicago

Date: Feb 12, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60607

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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?

The position of Assistant Superintendent Terminal Services is responsible to manage the day-to-  day train make-up, equipment manipulations, develop and execute the Operating Plan for the Chicago Terminal. This position provides leadership and direction for employee safety, operating safety and security. This position ensures compliance with all regulatory (FDA, FRA, OSHA, etc.), requirements. This position is responsible to collaborate and work close with the Superintendent Road Operations, Superintendent Customer Service, Superintendents Mechanical and Division Engineer. The end result of these relationships is to create and maintain a successful operation which provides quality service and infrastructure stability. This position oversees the hiring and training of terminal employees. This position is responsible for internal staff development related to performing and achieving goals specific to the terminal operation. 

Manages and supervises trainmasters and indirectly, train service crews. Provides leadership, 
mentoring and guidance to trainmasters and service crews, oversees the operation in compliance 
with rules and regulations. Monitors employees for compliance with policies and operating 
practices. Responds to service disruptions within area of responsibility. Evaluates and 
documents on-the-job training of new-hire assistant conductors. Conducts efficiency tests, 
ensures compliance and maintains employee records. Communicates with carrier railroad 
managers regarding territory operations and manages crew base budget. Lead implementation of 
Safety Starts with Me. 

•    Must have demonstrated work experience in a position related to the provision of train or passenger service. 
•    Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills. Knowledge of Amtrak policies and procedures. 
•    Demonstrated knowledge of Transportation operations and applicable labor agreements.  
•    Personal computer skills and basic understanding of word processing.
•    Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills. 
•    Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within the corporation 


Able to qualify within designated time period on physical characteristics of territory.


Transportation, Business or related field or equivalent work experience, education or training 
Preferred prior service as a train service crew member. 

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:34509
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Personnel Area:IL08
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status. 

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