Amtrak

Industry: Air & Rail Transportation

About Amtrak

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver a high quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations. Amtrak employs more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. We seek qualified, dedicated professionals with demonstrated work experience and/or relevant skills to join our team.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Why Work at the Company?

Amtrak is an excellent place for veterans to work because we understand their value to the business, military employees bring their leadership, reliability and high-tech skills to America‰Ûªs Railroad. Our leadership embraces veteran employees and understand that they are a great resource to the operation of America‰Ûªs Railroad. Amtrak invests in our veteran employees, and we have integrated many new programs to ensure their transition is seamless. We have implemented a robust Veterans Employee Resource Group and have been the first railroad company to have a nationally certified Post 9/11 GI Bill program for our craft employees.

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Top Jobs

plaeholder-teamDiesel Engine Specialists

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

plaeholder-teamConstruction Technicians

Perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

plaeholder-teamCustomer Service Representatives

Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints.

plaeholder-teamElectricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

Supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

plaeholder-teamCommunications Tower & Equipment Technicians

Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.

plaeholder-teamRail Maintenance Technicians

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and road bed tamping machine operators.

plaeholder-teamTelecommunications Line Technicians

String and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming.

plaeholder-teamWeb Developers

Develop and design web applications and web sites. Create and specify architectural and technical parameters. Direct web site content creation, enhancement and maintenance.

plaeholder-teamWelders

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Top Degrees

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of aircraft operating, control, and electronic systems. Includes instruction in flight instrumentation, aircraft communications and homing systems, radar and other sensory systems, navigation aids, and specialized systems for various types of civilian and military aircraft.

Electrician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

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Washington DC

Philadelphia

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Los Angeles

New York