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Electrical Engineer - 90205966 - Philadelphia at Amtrak in Philadelphia, PA

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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?

This position is responsible for design and documentation of standard equipment and circuits for signal systems (switch machine control circuits, home networks, energy loops, relay racks) for interlockings, highway crossings, automatic signal locations, cut sections, and electric lock locations to ensure compliance with Federal and Amtrak’s standards and policies using MicroStation.

• Must be capable of developing and documenting standards for signal design and construction
• Assist field personnel in handling problems encountered during signal maintenance and construction and is responsible to make revisions to standard plans to reflect as-in-service changes or modifications.
• Assists field personnel in performing quality control testing on signal systems.
• Ensures C&S standard design files database is current and properly maintained.

• Must have Associates Degree in Engineering or significant experience in C&S construction/maintenance of railroad signal facilities or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
• Strong working knowledge of railroad signal circuit plan symbols, nomenclature, and circuit logic.
• Working knowledge of railroad circuit design as applied in signal systems.
• Knowledge of C&S equipment (relay racks, batteries, etc.).
• Knowledge of Amtrak’s interlocking layouts and physical characteristics.
• Knowledge of FRA standards, rules, and regulations.
• Knowledge of software system design concepts and processes.
• Must be qualified on NORAC, AMT-2, and RWP.
• Familiar with Computer Aided Drafting and Design Applications.

• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Must communicate with field personnel and design staff to ensure accuracy of signal system standards on file.
• Assists field personnel in handling problems encountered during signal maintenance and construction, and communicates with various departments to develop and modify signal system standard plans

• significant experience in C&S construction/maintenance of railroad signal facilities and knowledge of railroad signal system design preferred.
• Extensive field knowledge of C&S construction and maintenance preferred.
• Experience using Bentley MicroStation Applications.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:33450
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 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: Engineering || Engineering

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