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Foreman III - 90106211 - Long Island City at Amtrak in Long Island City, NY

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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?

Foreman III positions are customized based upon established role and need in area of responsibility.  Foreman III duties may include employee supervision or functional accountability for an assigned responsibility, area, or organizational unit.

• Foreman III essential functions vary and are based upon role.  Prime areas where Foremen III roles are established include but are not limited to:
• Supervising other foremen and/or mechanics
• New operations involving special projects or work such as safety, materials, or regulatory compliance
• Existing operations where special knowledge is required, greater flexibility is needed, or the operation or work is being reorganized
• Training for entry into non-agreement positions
• Will organize CM for all locomotives and ensure all PM dates for locomotives/cab bags are in compliance.
• Will ensure all HOS employees are compliant and forms are turned in as well as organize train riders and utilize where needed.
• Per duties of QA designee on the wheel true machine and wheel gauge certification.  Training requirements for all Locomotives.  All other duties as assigned.


• Some supervisory experience in an operating environment preferred
• Demonstrated experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems preferred
• Some knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application
• Demonstrated experience in working with WMS, SAP, ARROW, and other Amtrak automated programs preferred
• Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment preferred
• Must successfully complete training and attain/retain certifications applicable to assigned job
• Leadership, decision making, and team building skills
• Organizational and problem solving skills
• Understanding and working knowledge of various mechanical craft duties
• Knowledge of accepted railroad quality standards preferred
• Demonstrated computer skills
• Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
• Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently

• Required to wear safety apparel and equipment when necessary
• Shop, field, train or yard locations with moderate to high noise level, lighting of various degrees, floors of carpet/metal and various heat/cold conditions and inclement weather
• Will frequently be required to bend, stoop, stand and climb in performing daily tasks and activities
• Must have visual acuity and hearing capability to perform the essential functions of the job unless other vision or hearing standards are required by law
• Must have ability to distinguish and separate sounds around machinery and tools.
• Must have the ability to distinguish and separate sounds around machinery and tools.

• Some college or technical school and/or journeyman qualification preferred

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


Requisition ID:33163
Posting Location(s):New York
Personnel Area:NY04
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:1 - 3 years of experience

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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