1+ months

Lead Technical Trainer "C&S Signal" - 90154611 - Lancaster

Lancaster, PA 17602

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As we move Americas workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.

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Our values of Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


The Lead Technical Trainer T&D C&S Signal School, under the guidance of the Manager, Training and Development, has the responsibility for planning, monitoring, developing, and delivering training for all C&S Trainees for the purpose of graduating Trainees to qualified Maintainers. The position ensures trainees receive proper training which includes but is not limited to the maintenance and repair of Amtraks signal apparatus, Safety and Company Policies as per the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Collective Bargaining Agreement. Utilizing acquired knowledge and skills, the Lead Technical Trainer ensures that the instruction curriculum is designed and updated to meet all mandated standards. This position is required to successfully plan and execute all instructional sessions in order to provide each C&S Signal Trainee with a full understanding and knowledge to comply with company, federal and state rules and regulations governing railroad signal operations. The Lead Technical Trainer T&D, C&S Signal School, implements the standardized instructional programs associated with signal practices, (AMT 23/27) to prepare C&S Trainees to perform the duties of a Maintainer in a safe manner adhering to all company and regulatory requirements. The position participates in a proactive role to aid in the prevention of train accidents, employee, and passenger injuries, avoiding FRA citations ad fines and improving customer service. The Lead Technical Trainer is responsible for employee instructional programs and provides guidance and technical advice as necessary


Supports the operating divisions by developing and delivering training to C&S Trainees according to established instructional standards, programs, and methods. Provides guidance and interpretation of all regulatory rules and practices.
Facilitates all activities related to the delivery of training arrangement and preparation of materials, classrooms, and equipment, as well as administrative requirements. Organizes and schedules classes, procures materials, and coordinates and communicates with interested parties to ensure participation.
Functions as a project leader and subject matter expert in the development of various content areas for training programs.
Provides mentoring, leadership and supervision in the training and performance of training employees.
Is responsible for the efficient and accurate management of all training records and the enrollment process of the training program. Enters Trainee personal and test data into Amtraks ELPM system.
Provides subject matter expertise and effectively delivers technical skills training on Signal apparatus.
Collaborates with senior officials throughout the system in all operating departments to ensure compliance with local, state and federal requirements.
Maintains all required qualifications and certifications in order to deliver training according to state and federal requirements.
Provides necessary analytical training data as required and performs duties as necessary to meet the departmental goals and objectives.
Performs other related duties as required.


Prefer Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or Transportation (or related field or an equivalent combination of work experience, training, and education in lieu of degree)
Prefer a background in a Signal Department
Prefer minimum qualification of Signal Maintainer or higher
Must have knowledge of Engineering Department Operations, staff practices, infrastructure and rules.
Experience using PC-based word processing spreadsheets, and presentation software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in communication skills, including writing, speaking and the presentation of instruction content, data and analysis.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills with proven ability to motivate others.
Familiar with State, Federal or other regulatory agencies rule and regulations.
Must be qualified in Roadway Worker Protection, Amtraks Electrical Operating Procedures and AMT 23/27.
Must be familiar with the rules and regulations requirements of NORAC and or GCOR Operating Rules
Must have extensive experience as a Communications & Signals employee.
Demonstrated experience designing and delivering training programs.
Demonstrated drive, ambition and leadership ability.
Demonstrated experience in job related field.
Must be highly organized and able to handle a variety of duties, frequently with limited timeframes.
Experience in working in a team environment, including senior staff and labor leaders.
Familiar with state and federal training requirements.
Demonstrated Supervisory experience.
Knowledge of Amtrak business, operations and financial systems.
Experience in business analysis and budgeting
Knowledge of course design and methods of needs analysis.


Experience in working in a team environment, including senior staff and labor leaders.
Familiar with state and federal training requirements.
Demonstrated Supervisory experience.
Knowledge of Amtrak business, operations, and financial systems.
Experience in business analysis and budgeting
Knowledge of course design and methods of needs analysis


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:151665
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%

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: Safety & Security|| Corporate Jobs



  • Transportation
Posted: 2022-09-20 Expires: 2022-12-28

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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