Job Title

Carmen Journeymen

Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

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?

Responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of wheels sets, brakes, brake pads, repairing suspension and pneumatic systems on rolling stock equipment and components in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.


Performs inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines
Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures
Repairs doors, windows, interior equipment, access panels, hand brakes, brake shoes, outside car body components, fire extinguishers, emergency tools and first aid kits
Uses a variety of test equipment to diagnose malfunctions, troubleshoot and repair components and circuits
Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job
May perform welding and burning


High school diploma or GED
Experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement and rebuilding of mechanic equipment and systems
Must successfully complete training and attain/retain certifications applicable to assigned job
Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Ability to read mechanical drawings
Knowledge and skill in the use of electronic tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
Some computer skills


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Candidates accepting this position may be eligible for:

Lump Sum Bonus to Cover Relocation Expenses

A one-time lump sum payment, which will be increased to account for taxes, is provided to cover expenses associated with relocation for new employees with two or more years of relevant experience working for a Class I railroad. In addition, our vendor partner, Relo Direct, will assign a personal client service manager to help navigate the relocation process, including the client portal. Additionally, they will provide referrals to approved suppliers who can assist the employee with additional needs, like temporary housing, household goods move, and similar services.

Note: The distance between the old residence and the new principal place of work must be at least 50 miles. Relocation must be generally completed within one year following the effective date of transfer/start of work in the new location. If the employee voluntarily terminates employment with Amtrak or is terminated for cause for reasons other than job elimination, reduction in force, or restructuring within the period from the effective date of transfer until 24 months, all relocation benefits will cease and the employee will be required to repay relocation benefits according to the following schedule: 12 months of service or less – 100% repayment, 13-24 months of service – 50% repayment. Both repayments would be inclusive of tax assistance.

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.




Link to Application

Contact Name

Juliana Caimi

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(310) 210-9013