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Intern - Engineering, Business Improvement - 90243002 - Philadelphia

Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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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?



Amtrak Engineering has developed a work management system utilizing asset management technologies to maximize the performance of infrastructure, workforce, and assets as well as ensure regulatory compliance of all inspection requirements.

This internship will support the Engineering Department’s Business Improvement group in the maintenance of existing software applications as well as the development of new enterprise solutions. Specific emphasis will be placed on the track inspection application ‘Advanced Compliance Management - Track’ found within IBM software ‘Maximo’.

Employee will be expected to learn track inspection process, regulation, and terminology, as well as the Maximo program structure that supports ACMT software.



  • Support the technical team and functional leads in the development and implementation of Engineering applications.
  • Perform data extractions and custom reports to support Engineering management and field users
  • Conduct quality assurance checks of track inspection data to identify inconsistencies and potential areas of improvement.
  • Assist in maintaining system configuration documentation.
  • This position begins Summer 2019



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science or related field
  • Must have at least 2 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher


  • Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts, skills, and terminology at an accelerated pace
  • Knowledge of database software
  • Experience with Mapping Software ESRI / ARCGIS
  • Some knowledge of querying languages SQL, PL/SQL, etc.
  • Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Office applications

Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science or related field

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



Requisition ID:37784
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:1 - 3 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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

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