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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The scope of work to be performed by the C&S Electronic Specialist includes, but is not limited to, providing a central clearing-house point for Amtrak circuit problems. Utilize digital computer hardware and remote microprocessor-controlled equipment to provide technical and troubleshooting assistance to field personnel in order to correct problems. Provide interface between Amtrak, outside providers, and resellers and help determine area of responsibility as problems develop. Provide key contact point for emergency operation in the event of communications systems failures and coordinate restoral procedures with Amtrak and outside personnel. Maintenance of remote test equipment. Coordination, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance for all voice and data communications circuits and testing of new equipment.
The technician must be familiar with the division reporting structure, possess knowledge of data and voice circuit electronics, and have general knowledge of electronics. Must be capable of learning, understanding, and maintaining Amtrak’s cable plant.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Electronic/electrical background or education preferred.
- Communications, electrical and/or electronic experience preferred.
- Previous railroad experience in communications preferred.
- Applicants must have a valid driver’s license on the date of hire. 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.
- Applicants will be required to qualify for the position by passing the electronic technician examination for communications prepared by System Communications Engineering Department.
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Posting Location(s):New York
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