Yard Master General - 90242645 - Washington

Amtrak Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 weeks ago

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.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Directs movement of consists within Ivy City Yard and coordinates movements with K-Tower Train. Directors and Yard Conductors.

Directs the movement of a designated consist within the boundaries of the Ivy City Yard in accordance with Amtrak, NORAC, Association of American Railroads (AAR), FRA and FDA guidelines. Coordinates the movement of consists with K-Tower Train Directors and Conductor (Yard) following all Amtrak/FRA safety and operating rules.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reports pertinent data, both verbal and written, regarding employees and work progress, problems assigned to him to the immediate supervisor when required.

Continually observes, corrects and trains employees in all safety requirements and work operations related to consist trains in the yard.

Conducts safety briefings, observes safety compliance, maintains qualifications and coordinates with other departments.

Works within the guidelines of the System Safety Program by being alert to physical hazards which affect operations, including the modification of, recognition or cessation of operations when conditions exist or could develop that would conflict with a safe operating environment for Amtrak or others.

Ensures compliance with FDA Consent Decree on trains and facility.

Supervised transit operations, ensuring consist is adequately manned, movement orders are clearly understood.

Conductor and K-Tower are in contact and the crew is thoroughly briefed in tasks conduct of duties.

Directs progress of the consist coordinating with Control Center by radio or who produces the make-up sheet interfacing with the Conductor and K-Tower Train Directors to ensure follow-through.

Coordinates with Maintenance of Equipment, Service and Inspection, Ivy City to ensure they are aware of arrival times for turnaround and running repair of consists.

Maintains understanding of operating characteristics, operating and safety rules, applicable timetable, air brake operation, electrical heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Reviews safety reports to ensure operation of the consist is in compliance with FRA, Rule 229 and the Maintenance Analysis Program for turnaround/layover maintenance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills that are concise and clear.

Demonstrated skills using Microsoft software, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED, business or related field or equivalent work experience, training, and/or education.

Some experience in train operations

Reports pertinent data, both verbal and written, regarding employees and work progress, problems assigned to him to the immediate supervisor when required.

Continually observes, corrects and trains employees in all safety requirements and work operations related to consist trains in the yard.

Conducts safety briefings, observes safety compliance, maintains qualifications and coordinates with other departments.

Works within the guidelines of the System Safety Program by being alert to physical hazards which affect operations, including the modification of, recognition or cessation of operations when conditions exist or could develop that would conflict with a safe operating environment for Amtrak or others.

Ensures compliance with FDA Consent Decree on trains and facility.

Supervised transit operations, ensuring consist is adequately manned, movement orders are clearly understood.

Conductor and K-Tower are in contact and the crew is thoroughly briefed in tasks conduct of duties.

Directs progress of the consist coordinating with Control Center by radio or who produces the make-up sheet interfacing with the Conductor and K-Tower Train Directors to ensure follow-through.

Coordinates with Maintenance of Equipment, Service and Inspection, Ivy City to ensure they are aware of arrival times for turnaround and running repair of consists.

Maintains understanding of operating characteristics, operating and safety rules, applicable timetable, air brake operation, electrical heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Reviews safety reports to ensure operation of the consist is in compliance with FRA, Rule 229 and the Maintenance Analysis Program for turnaround/layover maintenance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills that are concise and clear.

Demonstrated skills using Microsoft software, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED, business or related field or equivalent work experience, training, and/or education.

Some experience in train operations

Requisition ID:70804

Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia

Job Family/Function:Transportation

Relocation Offered:No

Travel Requirements:
None

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.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR 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, the individual will not be 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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Transportation || Railroad Operations



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