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Question on Amtrak employment

Postby Ace1731 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:11 pm

almost 4 years ago when I was 21 I did something stupid and decided to drive while intoxicated and received a DUI. since then I have been squeaky and have since moved on with my life. For the past year and a half I have been attending a technical school. I have certificates in computer science and I am now taking classes in the transportation industry. I hope to one day soon work for Amtrak as a Conductor with hopes of someday becoming a Locomotive Engineer. Does anyone know if I stand a fighting chance?
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Re: Question on Employment

Postby 8th Notch » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:59 pm

FRA requirement for license check is 36 months, so short answer is yes.
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Re: Question on Employment

Postby JimBoylan » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:02 pm

The passage of time, keeping a clean record, and applying to a smaller road, may help.
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Re: Question on Amtrak employment

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:40 pm

Mod note Moved to employment forum
"I am no longer just a girl on the train, going back and forth without point or purpose."

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Re: Question on Amtrak employment

Postby Railjunkie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:37 pm

The only place he dui would effect your chances would be zone 3 out of Albany. The Canadians do a pretty extensive back ground check and if something like this pops up your through going to Canada. Otherwise you as 8th notch says you have a chance
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Re: Question on Amtrak employment

Postby Ace1731 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:24 am

Thank you all for the replies! It defiantly has taken a load off :)
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Re: Question on Amtrak employment

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:09 pm

When you do fill out paperwork or do your interview do NOT volunteer information not being asked for.
if it says for example 36 months do not report anything outside of period they ask for.'
if they ask for convictions, do not tell them about non convictions etc etc .
if they do ask about a specific event don't try to be ignorant, cause they already know .
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Question on Amtrak employment

Postby Ace1731 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:53 am

Thank you!
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