Motor Equpment Operator - 90351872 - Rensselaer
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Your success is a train ride away!
As we move America's workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects
businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our
Are you ready to join our team?
Our values of 'Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers
First' are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core
Capabilities, 'Building Trust, Accountability, Effective
Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security' are
what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at
Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities,
and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds,
and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a
company of the future.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Responsible for maintenance and servicing of Amtrak's locomotives
and facilities in accordance with FRA, FDA, and Amtrak standards
* Performs services on locomotives and equipment such as sanding,
cleaning, washing, and scraping.
* Empties waste retention system, trash receptacles and properly
disposes of hazardous waste material in accordance with FDA/Amtrak
standards and guidelines.
* Performs shop maintenance and functions as motor equipment
* Uses and operates light cranes, tractors, forklifts and similar
* Maintain shop/yard cleanliness.
* Maintain proper care and use of materials, equipment, machines
and hand tools normally associated with assigned job.
* High school diploma or GED.
* Experience in manual labor.
* Must successfully complete training and attain/retain
certifications applicable to job.
* Valid driver's license required for locations where necessary to
operate company vehicle and motorized equipment.
* Experience operating cranes, power tools and hydraulic
chain/sling rigging equipment preferred.
* Some computer skills preferred.
* Knowledge of general/manual laborer duties.
* Ability to operate cranes, tractors and forklifts.
* Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently.
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
The hourly pay rate is $24.85-$29.23 (with opportunity for
increases, as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement,
after beginning employment). Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit
package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; wellness
programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan; life
insurance; paid time off; reimbursement of education; Public
Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness
and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Some benefits
are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Learn more
about our benefits offerings here.
Sign on Bonus
A possible sign-on bonus of up to 5,000 (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.
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.
Posting Location(s):New York
Recruiter Name:Bryan Gonzalez
You power our progress through your 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.
All positions require pre-employment background check verification,
a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against
COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs
and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or
other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of
marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.
Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be
qualified for hire. Successful applicants for employment with
Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of
hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for
accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since
receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14
days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR 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, the individual will not be permitted to
perform safety-sensitive functions.
In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered
individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. 1143),
Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or
interim disqualifying criminal offenses.
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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and
we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of
race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and
related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability
(intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital
status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender
expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal
characteristics protected by law.
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