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OBS Trainee - Enroute Cleaner - NEW YORK - 90235599 - New York

Date: Jan 23, 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?

This position will report to the NEC Operations OBS manager, sign in at the front desk in the NY crew base and proceed directly to the enroute cleaners supply room.



  • Responsible for stocking his/her cleaning kit before making his/her assignment
  • Responsible for monitoring the coaches and restrooms to ensure they are in compliance with all Amtrak and FDA standards
  • Must make the standardized announcement for cleaners on every assigned train before going through the coaches to pick up trash and refresh restrooms
  • Must wipe down all surfaces in every restroom and use the prescribed toilet brush to refresh the toilets
  • If necessary, the air freshener dispenser must be refreshed (in 30 day intervals) while cleaning the bathrooms
  • All items in the restroom should be restocked (topped off) in every on-board restroom
  • All mark off's and known lateness must be communicated to the crew base and CMC in a timely manner
  • All timesheets must be signed and verified by the conductor working each specific assigned train
  • Cleaners must strictly comply with Amtrak's uniform and grooming standards
  • Must be able to make prescribed public address announcements on-board the trains in a clear and understandable manner


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills





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

Requisition ID:39894
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 100% 

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: Transportation || On Board and Station Services

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