BLET Job Bank: Amtrak
CLEVELAND, September 20 — Amtrak has advised the BLET National Division that it is recruiting dozens of passenger engineers to fill open positions in the coming months.
Specifically, Amtrak is hiring engineers in eight areas: Washington, D.C.-Zone 2 (D.C. to New York City); Washington, D.C.-Zone 5 (Richmond, Va., Newport News, and Charlottesville, Va.); Miami, Fla.; Sanford, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Florence, S.C.
According to Amtrak’s “help wanted” ad: “Duties include safe operation of locomotives, complying with train orders, wayside signals, railroad operating rules, special instructions, federal, state and local regulations to transport passengers and equipment safely and efficiently. Perform air brake tests as required. Must make timely and critical decisions under stressful conditions frequently.”
Additionally, “candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. Candidates must have a current Class 1 Engineer Certificate and have operated an engine within one year. Candidates must pass the Hogan Personality Inventory test. Candidates must be able to report to their crew base within a two-hour call period. Rate of pay ranges from $22.35 (training) to $38.49 per hour, depending on how much service the candidate has as an engineer.”
Please fax resume as soon as possible to: (202) 906-3349. Please indicate “Attention: Nicole Donnelly-ENG” on the fax cover sheet. Please code your resume for location desired: WAS-2, WAS-5, MIA, SFD, JAX, CLT, RGH, or FLO.
Interested parties are also advised to check the Amtrak website to see if these and other possible engineer vacancies are listed. Please go to www.amtrak.com and click on “careers.”
Amtrak is an equal employment opportunity employer. EOE, F/M, D/V
(BLET Editor’s Note: Amtrak provided the language for this job vacancy announcement as well as the brief description of passenger engineer job duties.)
Thursday, September 20, 2012