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General Foreman II - 90037144 - Boston

Boston, MA 02109

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move Americas 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?

A General Foreman is responsible for directing the operation of an area performing inspections, running repairs, modifications, and/or light overhauls for cars and/or locomotives in operating divisions. This operation includes, but is not limited to numbers of mechanics, laborers, and technicians using large and small production machinery and moderate amounts of material. A General Foreman may also manage local commuter, regional and state mechanical efforts.


  • Manages equipment inspection, maintenance, and repair programs and provides diagnostic and troubleshooting expertise in order to increase equipment availability and reliability.
  • Functions in primary leadership role for his/her shift while maintaining oversight responsibility to ensure proper communication of mechanical issues, safety issues, material issues, etc.
  • Manages maintenance of rolling stock equipment in accordance with all Amtrak and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees the scheduling and execution of all work orders for assigned equipment including planned corrective and preventive maintenance.
  • Reviews daily reports to ensure all inspection and work order results are properly recorded in WMS with attention to conditions found, performance measurements taken/recorded, symptoms noted, and inspections completed and/or deferred.
  • Monitors availability and reliability metrics and promptly evaluates problem areas.
  • Participates in Maintenance Effectiveness Reviews essential to the Reliability Centered Maintenance program.
  • Ensures foremen and mechanical craft employees are properly trained in inspection, test, and maintenance procedures.
  • Implements inspection and mechanical service related safety plans and programs.


  • Associate degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of experience, education, and skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working on machinery in an industrial, marine, railroad, or plant environment.
  • Some leadership/management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems.
  • Some knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application.


  • Solid leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Solid organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in combination to administer effective presentations.
  • Knowledge of accepted industry quality standards and the ISO quality procedure.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for change designed to address chronic issues and concerns.
  • Some analytical skills.
  • PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.


  • Knowledge of FRA, FDA, AAR and OSHA Standards and Regulations.
  • Knowledgeable in railway and rail transit rolling stock.
  • Some supervisory experience in an operating environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Constantly or frequently uses a computer keyboard, monitor and mouse to perform a variety of tasks.
  • Constantly or frequently sits, stands, walks, and may lift, carry, push, or pull objects of various weights; may reach, kneel, crouch, bend, or twist in order to perform administrative tasks (e.g., filing, retrieving materials from desks and bookcases, moving around an office setting).
  • Will be in the field subject to walking on uneven surfaces, climbing over obstacles, and working in tunnels and restricted spaces during the course of investigations.
  • Will be in the field working around maintenance facilities and rail yards during the course of investigations and remediation implementation.
  • Will be working around, under, and in various types of passenger cars and locomotives.

Mental Demands:

  • Constantly communicates, comprehends, and responds to verbal statements and instructions, both orally and in writing.
  • Frequently acquires new knowledge, skills, and tasks, both complex and simple, in order to maintain effectiveness in position.
  • Frequently resolves problems with conflicting priorities in cognitively demanding situations.
  • Frequently reads and analyzes hard copy and or computer screen material and writes reports as appropriate.
  • Conducts in person and/or telephone dialogues as appropriate in order to manage and conduct the flow of work.

Working Conditions:

  • Constantly works long hours as required; works extended hours and is required to be on-call and available on an emergency basis.
  • Constantly works in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Frequently works in crisis situations requiring fast, long-reaching decisions based on incomplete information/data.
  • Frequently works inside a climate-controlled environment but will occasionally work outdoors and be subject to adverse weather conditions and fumes or airborne particles.
  • Frequently handles multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Occasionally requires working on ladders, with moving vehicles, and with machinery.
  • Frequently or occasionally subject to travel throughout and outside the region as required (e.g., via airplane, train, automobile).
  • Will be required to bend, stoop, or crouch in order to fulfill job duties.

This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtraks sole and absolute discretion.

Requisition ID:62541
Posting Location(s):Massachusetts
Job Family/Function:Mechanical
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.

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.Marijuana,notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession ofmarijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage ofmarijuanawillnotbe qualified for hire.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: Mechanical|| Engineering & Mechanical



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-07-09 Expires: 2021-08-08

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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