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Electrician (3rd Rail Helper)(NEW HIRE) - 90251885 - New York

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10001

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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?

3rd Rail Electrician Trainees are responsible for the construction and maintenance of third rail high voltage transmission systems in tunnels. They work in proximity of and protect contactors, workers and equipment in proximity of high voltage circuits and apparatus. They also operate company vehicles on an as needed basis in performance of duties.



  • Construct, install, maintain, bond and test 3rd rail system.
  • Laborer or light electrical background
  • Prefer experience as a journeyman electrician and knowledge of tools, electricity and safety procedures.
  • Prior satisfactory job performance, work attendance and safety record is required.



  • Valid driver's license before date of hire.
  • Ability to read plans and specifications and follow written directions.
  • Ability to pass required written exams, evaluation tests and upon hire safety training, CDL test and required department qualification test (written and field demonstration throughout training program) to progress to qualified 3rd Rail Electrician.
  • Willingness to work various shifts, days, nights and weekends and in all weather conditions.
  • Must get CDL within 90 days of hire date.


Must read, write and speak the English language clearly and have the ability to communicate using telephone and radio. Desire and ability to work in a team environment.


Candidates who apply to this posting may be contacted now or at a later date when a position becomes available

Requisition ID:40252
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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: Engineering || Engineering

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