Amtrak Block Operator 90217879 Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reference #: 30341-en_US Your success is a train ride away.Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America's 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?SUMMARY OF DUTIES:The Block Operator uses an electronic/automated system, arranges the use of blocks, tracks, interlocking switches and signals ensuring the prompt and efficient movement of trains.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Under the direct supervision of the Train Dispatcher follows instructions and advises themimmediately of any occurrences which may affect proper operation or safety of train movement.* Using an electronic/automated system, arranges the use of blocks, tracks, interlocking switches and signals for the prompt movement of trains in accordance with the rules, Form Ds and special instructions.* Per instructions from the Train Dispatcher, delivers Form Ds, messages and other instructions.* Communicates information essential to safe operations utilizing one or more of the following: voice, hand signals, block line, computers, telephone, radio, interlocking appliances and written communication.* Observes passing trains in compliance with company operating rules and reports train defects and the improper display of marking devices.* Completes the transfer portion of the station record of train movement with all necessaryinformation, ensures complete understanding by relieving block operator and signs the record in his/her presence.* Maintains the prescribed station record of train movement in red ink (only).* Monitors the weather and promptly advises the Train Dispatcher if there's a sudden change such as high water, storms or fog.* Works within the guidelines of Amtrak's System Safety Program.* Remains on duty until relieved and notifies Train Dispatcher promptly should relief fail to report at the prescribed time.* Works under Hours of Service guidelines.WORK EXPERIENCE:* Must satisfactorily complete an 8 week training course, including the following written exams:Operating Rules (NORAC), Electrical Operating Instructions (AMT-2), Operation of Signals and Interlockings (AMT-4), Employee ... For full info follow application link. Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.