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Foreman II - 90118224 - Long Island City

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

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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?

A Foreman is responsible for planning, leading, and directing employees in safe performance of their jobs in connection with cleaning, servicing, inspecting, repairing, and/or overhauling locomotives and passenger cars in accordance with FRA, FDA, and Amtrak guidelines and standards.



  • Supervises facility/yard operations or main facility operations related to assigned equipment inspection, maintenance, and repair programs and coordinates the movement, inspection, testing, servicing and repair of cars and locomotives in order to maximize equipment availability and reliability.
  • Supervises maintenance of rolling stock equipment in accordance with all Amtrak and regulatory requirements.
  • Plans, organizes, and maintains production schedules as applicable while operating within budget.
  • Reviews work orders for assigned equipment, including planned corrective and preventive maintenance, and plans/assigns work.
  • Ensures all inspection and work order results are properly recorded in WMS with attention to conditions found, performance measurements taken/recorded, symptoms noted, and inspections completed and/or deferred.
  • Communicates and coordinates daily activities, mechanical issues, safety issues, material issues, etc. with appropriate departments and mechanical management.
  • Provides constructive feedback and counsels and motivates employees relative to work performance; provides technical guidance and assistance to employees as needed.
  • Ensures mechanical craft employees are properly trained in inspection, test, and maintenance procedures.
  • Maintains all required qualifications and certifications in order to perform inspections and supervise work according to state and federal requirements. 
  • Conducts safety meetings and implements inspection and mechanical service related safety plans and programs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience working on machinery in an industrial, marine, railroad, or plant environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a computerized asset management and/or work management system.
  • Some knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application.
  • Leadership, decision making, and team building skills.
  • Organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics and blueprints.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of equipment/system specifications, work crane and power tool operations.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pipefitting, and laborer craft duties.
  • Knowledge of accepted industry quality standards.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.


  • Some college or technical school and/or journeyman qualification.
  • Knowledge of FRA, FDA, AAR and OSHA Standards and Regulations.
  • Knowledgeable in railway and rail transit rolling stock. 
  • Some supervisory experience in an operating environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with WMS, AAMPS, ARROW, and other Amtrak automated programs.
  • Knowledge of Mechanical and Operating policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Amtrak safety rules, Standards of Excellence, and labor agreements.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:39230
Posting Location(s):New York
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.

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.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Mechanical

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