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Carman Journeyman - 90064415 - Seattle

Date: Sep 10, 2019

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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.

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Responsible for the repair of Talgo rolling stock in accordance with FRA, AAR and Amtrak guidelines, polices and regulations. Involves, but is not limited to installation, operation, maintenance, trouble shooting and repair Talgo cars as directed. Examples include: inbound/ outbound inspection, seating repair, brake shoe replacement, window replacement, pneumatic air brake troubleshooting/repair, exterior and interior carbody maintenance/repair, and wheel/bearing repair/replacement. Maintains qualifications to perform Carmen Tech assignments and other duties as assigned, including a valid drivers license.


Employee will work within the guidelines of Amtrak’s Maintenance of Equipment Employees Safety Rules and Instructions. Remains alert to physical hazards that would be in conflict with a safe operational environment for Amtrak employees and passengers. Welding duties include electric arc, gas, soldering, brazing, heating and cutting of equipment and components.


Must exhibit ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and operational manuals. Must maintain general housekeeping requirements and tool maintenance. Position setting includes exposure to elements including dust, heat, cold, noise and dampness.

Must have visual acuity, including ability to distinguish colors, depth and peripheral motion. Required to push/pull/lift/carry up to 50 lbs of equipment and/or assemblies from racks, stands, benches, lift tables and/or carts (frequent bending or stooping). 
Must have 2 years electro/mechanical machine experience
Must be physically able to perform the above duties. Must be able to work from written assignment sheets and sign-off work completed on printed forms.
Welding certifications(s)


Must be physically able to perform the above duties. Must be able to work from written assignment sheets and sign-off work completed on printed forms.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

This position requires candidates to complete and satisfactorily pass a physical capacity assessment. Additionally you may be required to pass various technical and/or cultural fit assessments relevant to this position.


Requisition ID:41423
Posting Location(s):Washington
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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