Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)

The railroad service National Railroad Passenger Corporation, widely known as Amtrak (combining “America” and “track”), provides intercity passenger train service, operating over 200 trains per a day and connecting over 500 destinations not only in 46 states and Washington, D.C., but in three Canadian provinces as well. Amtrak currently employs over 20,000 people.


Amtrak Careers That Require a Mechanical Aptitude Test

Professionals skilled and/or experienced in the mechanical field are sought for the mechanical team at Amtrak. The mechanical team inspects, tests, overhauls, repairs, and maintains the company’s locomotives, switch engines, and over 2,000 passenger cars. The goal of the maintenance program is to improve the customer experience by continuously providing clean, reliable, and safe passenger rolling stock equipment.

Amtrak employment opportunities, within the mechanical team, include various mechanical workers in 12 terminals and maintenance yards as well as three major back shops. Such positions include the following:

  • Electricians
  • Machinists
  • Car repair & sheet metal workers
  • Laborers
  • Leadership positions

Through the mechanical team, Amtrak career opportunities include a variety of design, engineering, and technical services. Additional positions on the mechanical team include roles in fleet management, quality management, and enterprise management.


Amtrak Mechanical Aptitude Test

Many Amtrak jobs on the mechanical team may require candidates to take a mechanical aptitude test during the hiring process. Other assessments may be required as well. For more information on specific assessments you may need to see the company’s website.


Practice Online

To succeed on your Amtrak mechanical aptitude test, it is essential to practice. JobTestPrep’s general mechanical aptitude test practice pack includes material covered on the Amtrak mechanical aptitude test. These practice tests can be taken in real-time simulation mode (to reflect similar test conditions) or step-by-step mode. Practice tests include answers and in-depth explanations. 

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