SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
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:
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.