Journeyman Machinist

Website Amtrak

Journeyman Machinist Job Highlights

Title Machinist Journeyman
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Company Amtrak

Company Profile

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and provides safe transportation services.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Journeyman Machinist who will be responsible for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of locomotives and rolling stock equipment in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Completion of Technical School or apprenticeship program (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Possess experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement, or rebuilding mechanical equipment and systems
  • Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment (preferred)
  • Prefer welding and cutting experience


  • Calibrates pressure switches and valves in compliance with 49CFR and Amtrak-established standards
  • Diagnose, test, and repair air systems, and air brake equipment
  • Operates lifting/hoisting equipment; Knowledge of internal combustion engines (diesel theory)
  • Performs inspection, testing, and maintenance repair of locomotive diesel engines, components, and running gear in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines
  • Preventative maintenance of locomotives; move Locomotives
  • Responsible for mechanical repairs to drive systems, wheels/wheel sets (trucks), suspension, and other components of the propulsion system
  • Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures.
  • Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines, and hand tools normally associated with assigned job


  • Ability to read mechanical drawings
  • Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment, and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Must have the ability to distinguish and separate sounds around machinery and tools
  • Some computer skills

Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull loads in accordance with all applicable safety rules
  • Must be able to work safely around loose materials, uneven surfaces, and metal plates and equipment
  • Must have visual acuity and hearing capability to perform the essential functions of the job unless other vision or hearing standards are required by law
  • Required to wear safety apparel and equipment when necessary
  • Shop, field, train, or yard locations with moderate to high noise levels, lighting of various degrees, floors of carpet/metal, and various heat/cold conditions and inclement weather
  • Will frequently be required to bend, stoop, stand, and climb in performing daily tasks and activities


  • 401(k) Plan
  • Education Assistance
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Health and Wellness
  • Income Protection
  • Local Perks
  • Rail Pass Travel Privileges
  • Retirement
  • Service Award Trips
  • Tax-Free Accounts
  • Vacation
  • Voluntary Benefits

Employer’s Statement

Amtrak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all 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.

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