1+ months

Train Dispatcher - 90340567 - Boston, MA

Boston, MA 02109

Your success is a train ride away!

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

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 Train Dispatcher is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of trains and on-track vehicles within thedispatching district. All candidates must be available for a 12-week training program.


  • Must coordinate and prioritize maintenance of track and signal work, together with the efficient movement of trains.
  • Must be conversant about Amtraks obligations to other railroads and contracts, such as the MBTA.
  • Must keep supervisors informed of all situations which may affect the safe and efficient/on-time operation of all trains.
  • Must be available for various shifts and schedules.


Qualified on the NORAC operating rules and Amtrak timetables, Special instructions, Instructions contained in the Train Dispatchers Manual, as well as other instructions of Federal Regulations, which relate to their duties and physicalcharacteristics of the different districts within the Dispatchers office.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The hourly rate is$37.35 - $49.80 / hr (with opportunity for increases, as per the applicablecollective bargaining agreement, after beginning employment). Amtrak offersa comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and visionplans; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan;life insurance; paid time off; reimbursement of education; Public Service LoanForgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits;and rail pass privileges. Some benefits are subject to the collective bargainingagreement. Learn more about our benefits offeringshere.

Requisition ID:159712
Posting Location(s):Massachusetts
Job Family/Function:Transportation
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:0 - 5%

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions.

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.

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.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.

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.



  • Transportation
Posted: 2023-10-02 Expires: 2023-12-03

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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