This position will be located in Philadelphia, PA;
The purpose of this position is to attract future engineers by providing an entry point to promote careers in railway engineering – electric traction. Candidates accepted for this position will have the opportunities to apply their engineering skills in the field and to gain firsthand work experience in the various aspects of railway engineering – electric traction. This position may include opportunities for the candidates to work during the school semester as a part of a co-op program. Amtrak operates and maintains a power network in the northeast corridor that is used to supply trains and other equipment with electricity that is referred to as traction power. Amtrak and its traction power network is analogous to a utility company in that they have transmission lines, distribution lines (overhead catenary system), generation, and control centers that oversee the power network. Amtrak is looking for an individual to fill an intern position that will be engaged in all levels of the traction power network but primarily be focused on the overhead catenary system and electric traction infrastructure.
Under the supervision of assigned Engineering Manager(s) the position will:
Gain general knowledge (structural and electrical) about railroad overhead catenary infrastructure along with the various aspects of traction power assets.
Assist in providing technical, logistical, and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of assigned project tasks within scope, schedule and budget.
Assist in design reviews, and other analyses of electric traction railroad infrastructure assets and components to improve reliability and to enhance safety.
Receive instruction on the various Engineering safety standards, work procedures, and operating practices.
Must be actively pursuing a degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) from an accredited university/college
Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.
Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8a-5p
Experience working in a transportation, engineering, manufacturing, industrial or technical environment
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD software
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Internal Number: 90259764
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is the rail backbone of the Northeast region and the busiest passenger rail corridor in the United Sates. It connects eight states and the District of Columbia and each day serves 800,000 riders and 2,000 commuter, intercity, and freight trains.