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Yard Master General - 90040540 - Washington

Date: Feb 13, 2020

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Directs movement of consists within Ivy City Yard and coordinates movements with K-Tower Train. Directors and Yard Conductors. Directs the movement of a designated consist within the boundaries of the Ivy City Yard in accordance with Amtrak, NORAC, Association of American Railroads (AAR), FRA and FDA guidelines. Coordinates the movement of consists with K-Tower Train Directors and Conductor (Yard) following all Amtrak/FRA safety and operating rules.


  • Reports pertinent data, both verbal and written, regarding employees and work progress, problems assigned to him to the immediate supervisor when required.  
  • Continually observes, corrects and trains employees in all safety requirements and work operations related to consist trains in the yard. 
  • Conducts safety briefings, observes safety compliance, maintains qualifications and coordinates with other departments.  
  • Works within the guidelines of the System Safety Program by being alert to physical hazards which affect operations, including the modification of, recognition or cessation of operations when conditions exist or could develop that would conflict with a safe operating environment for Amtrak or others.
  • Ensures compliance with FDA Consent Decree on trains and facility.
  •  Supervised transit operations, ensuring consist is adequately manned, movement orders are clearly understood.  
  • Conductor and K-Tower are in contact and the crew is thoroughly briefed in tasks conduct of duties.
  • Directs progress of the consist coordinating with Control Center by radio or who produces the make-up sheet interfacing with the Conductor and K-Tower Train Directors to ensure follow-through.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance of Equipment, Service and Inspection, Ivy City to ensure they are aware of arrival times for turnaround and running repair of consists.
  • Maintains understanding of operating characteristics, operating and safety rules, applicable timetable, air brake operation, electrical heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
  • Reviews safety reports to ensure operation of the consist is in compliance with FRA, Rule 229 and the Maintenance Analysis Program for turnaround/layover maintenance.


•    Demonstrated written and oral communication skills that are concise and clear.
•    Demonstrated skills using Microsoft software; Excel, Word, PowerPoint

•    High School Diploma or GED, business or related field or equivalent work experience, training, and/or education. 

•    Some experience in train operations

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Requisition ID:44043
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
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.

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