Job Title

Machinist Journeymen

Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

Responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of locomotives and rolling stock equipment in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.


Performs inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines.
Responsible for mechanical repairs to drive systems, wheels/wheel sets (trucks), suspension and other components of the propulsion system
Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures.
Calibrates pressure switches and valves in compliance with 49CFR and Amtrak established standards.
Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job


High school diploma or GED
Experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement or rebuilding mechanical equipment and systems
Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Ability to read mechanical drawings
Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
Some computer skills
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills


Completion of technical school or apprenticeship program
Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment
Welding and cutting experience

Candidates accepting this position may be eligible for:

Sign-On – $3,000 to $12,500 (based on experience and subject to specific conditions and crafts)

A possible sign-on bonus of up to $12,500 (for example $5,000 for two or more years of railroad experience or $3,000 for trade school graduates). Most sign-on bonuses will be paid out in the next pay cycle following the first 30 days of employment and should be paid out in one installment. Larger bonuses may be paid out in multiple installments and subject to specific conditions and crafts.

Contact Name

Juliana Caimi

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(310) 210-9013