Helper* - 90236548 - Groton

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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.

Are you ready to join our team?
 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
A C&S (Communications & Signals) Helper assists signal maintainers in the repair, maintenance and construction of signal equipment such as wayside signals, crossing equipment and electric switch machines.  This work involves digging, trenching, painting, wiring and cabling at both inside and outside locations and being a watchman when required.  The C&S Helper also operates company vehicles in the performance of their duties as required.  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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
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.  CDL License preferred.  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 10-month period to progress to qualified maintainer.

 

PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Auto Technician experience is highly 
• Electronic/electrical background or education
• Communications signal, electrical and/or electronic experience
• Previous railroad experience in signaling

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral 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:36928
Posting Location(s):Connecticut
Personnel Area:CT02
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 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

Company
Amtrak
Posted
06/23/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Groton, CT 06340, US