Amtrak Lineman Trainee* - 90199745 - New York in Long Island City, New York

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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.

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Lineman Trainees are responsible for the construction, maintenance, and installation of high voltage transmission, catenary, and signal transmission systems.


Duties include attaching appurtenances, relocate lines away from existing lines, shift poles requiring new foundations, install anchors and foundations, shift under traffic, move poles with wires attached, splice existing appurtenances, and install new foundations and certain designated power lines and signal transmission systems.


Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a high school graduate. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license on the date of hire. Must obtain CDL license within 90 days of hire date. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Must be able to read and understand job information written in English. Applicants must be able to perform basic mathematical computations including fractions and decimals. Ability to pass required training with written exams including two weeks of safety training and required department training modules over a 24-month period to progress to qualified lineman. Must read, write & speak the English language clearly and have the ability to communicate using telephone and radio.


• Basic climbing, rigging, and lineman experience preferred. Basic mechanical aptitude and knowledge of hand tools.

• Electronic/electrical background or education preferred.

• Previous electric traction railroad experience preferred.


• CDL License


Applicants must be able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations.

• Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats and reflective vests.

• Outside work with exposure to all weather conditions.

• Work at heights of 120 feet or more above the ground and in proximity of high tension lines, protect workmen and work equipment in proximity of high tension lines, catenary or apparatus and moving trains.

• Operate company vehicles on an as needed basis in the performance of duties.

• 40-hour workweeks that may include variable shifts with overtime and work on rest days, holidays and weekends.


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.



Candidates who apply to this posting may be contacted now or at a later date when a position becomes available.

Requisition ID: 20647

Posting Location(s): New York

Personnel Area: NY04

Job Family/Function: Engineering

Relocation Offered: No

Education Requirements: High School/GED

Travel Requirements: Up to 25%

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 an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering