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Baggageman/Mail - 90157330 - Seattle at Amtrak in Seattle, WA

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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?
 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
This position is responsible for providing our passengers with superior customer service from behind the ticket counter, baggage counter or on the station floor or platform. The ability to maintain a positive, good natured attitude is essential.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Representative will be responsible for covering varying station position vacancies from a seniority based rotating guaranteed extra board. This will consist of morning and afternoon shifts, holidays and weekends, with opportunities to move to regularly assigned schedules. Candidate must be comfortable interacting with customers, speaking on a public address system and become versant with Amtrak computer systems and tariffs.

• Issues, changes and makes travel reservations; handles checked baggage, package express and company materials in the station and on/off trains; must be able to lift items weighing up to 50lbs safely on a continuous basis.

• Representative provides assistance to customers with special needs; Assists passengers with luggage to and from all Amtrak Services.

• Representatives must comply with the company’s uniform and grooming policy to present a positive image on behalf of Amtrak through manners, actions and personal style.


WORK EXPERIENCE:
Previous experience in front line Customer Service with cash handling and accounting; warehouse/ package handling environment and/or within the transportation industry are preferred.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Candidate will be required to attend a paid four week training class in Los Angeles, CA or Chicago, IL when provided.

• Representative must be able to push or pull a baggage cart and operate baggage equipment (i.e. tow tractor, pallet jack and forklift).
• Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License.
• Will also be required to perform janitorial duties.
• Candidates must be willing to join the applicable Union.


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Requisition ID:32522
Posting Location(s):Washington
Personnel Area:WA06
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
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: Transportation || Entry Level

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