Amtrak Assistant Superintendent Road Operations - 90000632 - Seattle in Seattle, Washington

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This position is accountable for the safe and efficient movement of trains and for the oversight of first-line managers and train and engine crews, and possibly mechanical employees and/or contractors at outlying facilities in a designed area on a division. Coordinates with other departments during service disruptions in order to minimize passenger inconvenience and regularly on day to day issues in order to achieve business targets.

This position reports directly to the Deputy General Manager.


•Provide leadership and management for division road foremen, trainmasters and mechanical foremen and/or contractors their employees in a designated area of jurisdiction.

•Manage and monitor employee record keeping, efficiency testing and compliance with all Amtrak, Federal and state operating requirements.

•Execute and manage the area’s safety plan in compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations to ensure goals are met.

•Manage the departmental budget and develop cost-effective operating crew couplets to maximize production and reduce overall cost.

•Work with Crew Management Services to develop schedules to ensure all train and engine crews attend regulatory and Amtrak-mandated training classes.

•Work with the Road Foremen and Trainmasters for the various crew bases to ensure all bulletins, equipment, postings, etc. adhere to labor, federal and Amtrak regulations.

•Enforce and manage the rules and regulations for Amtrak policies and operating practices, initiate action for non-compliance and recommend appropriate action for resolution in a consistent and fair manner.

•Oversee new-hire locomotive engineer and conductors on-the-job-training and certification programs.

•Monitor on-time performance for the area of responsibility and recommend ways to improve performance in conjunction with freight carriers and PRIIA metrics.

•Oversee the conductor and assistant conductor remittance audits to meet division goals and take action to correct discrepancies.

•Respond to service disruptions and act as senior site commander when designated by the Deputy General Manager.

•Monitor extra board requirements to maintain established goals.

•Manage fuel consumption consistent with Amtrak protocols.

•Demonstrated ability to perform successfully in the role of Charging Officer.


•Significant experience with train and engine operations.

•Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within and outside of the organization.

•Some knowledge and familiarity with commuter and freight operating agreements associated with the division.

•Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a departmental operating budget.

•Demonstrated ability to deliver and manage a behavioral based safety program.

•Must possess a working knowledge of applicable CFR 49 requirements and applicable Amtrak labor agreements pertaining to train and engine employees.


•Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Business or related field or equivalent work experience, training, and/or education.

•Engine Qualified.

•Five to ten years of experience with train operation, crew base, crew management, operations, train handling and service delivery.

•Ability to develop and manage an operating budget.


•Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in combination to administer effective presentations.

•Ability to effectively answer inquiries from both internal and external partners, both verbally and in writing.

•Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners at all levels in order to achieve desired results.



Requisition ID: 25081

Posting Location(s): Washington

Personnel Area: WA10

Job Family/Function: Transportation

Relocation Offered: Yes

Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree

Travel Requirements: Up to 50%

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 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.

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