Train Attendant

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Date: 31-Jul-2022

Location: Escondido, CA, United States

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

We are looking for a Train Attendant for our Escondido, CA area facility. In your role as a Train Attendant, you will: The Train Attendant shall be assigned to a train with an Operator and both employees shall be defined as a Crew Member for that day’s activities. The Train Attendant’s duties shall include, but not limited to, assisting with lining switches, verifying speed restrictions/track bulletins with the Operator, and complying with all applicable rules and regulations. The Train Attendant position shall be classified as Safety Sensitive as defined in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUDC) General Order 143-B, Section 12.01. 


Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • To ensure that there is a proper job briefing with the Operator prior to moving any equipment
  • To ensure that there is proper communication between the Train Attendant and the Operator
  • To ensure all SPRINTER passengers are safely on the train or platform prior to the Operator proceeding.  This will require verbal notification or in lieu of hand signal(s) to the Operator announcing that all passengers are clear and it is safe to proceed. 
  • In the event that passengers must evacuate the train, the Train Attendant will ensure that the passengers are kept informed of the circumstances and direction for evacuation.  The Train Attendant will confer with the Operator and once it has been determined it is safe to de-train, the Train Attendant will ensure passengers are safely de-trained and moved to a place of safety. 
  • The Train Attendant shall verify that passengers have a valid ticket while riding the SPRINTER system.
  • The Train Attendant will assist the Operator at the end of each run, including proper securement of the train (e.g. ensuring all passengers have exited the train, the doors have been closed, and the Train Crew can complete the pre-trip/post-trip tasks).
  • The Train Attendant will be required to sweep each vehicle at the end of every trip to ensure all passengers have de-trained safely.  In addition, Train Attendants will be required to pick up trash, spills, graffiti, etc. for removal and disposal.
  • The Train attendant will be required to immediately report any unusual conditions or occurrences to the Operator.  This would include any mechanical issues, security items, or emergency situations.  


  • Paid training will be provided in Escondido, CA area upon hire; including the requirement of a PC 832 Certification.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License    
  • 2 years verifiable work experience and/or college

Preferred Qualifications

  • Outside work experience
  • Experience working on an on-call basis
  • Experience working varying shift schedules
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Mechanical experience

 Physical Requirements

  • Medium to heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Reach/handle/finger/feel
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb
  • Work in cramped, confined, enclosed, or awkward places
  • Walk long distances over uneven terrain
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

 Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

 Employment Conditions

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
  • Complete annual training and pass safety operating rules examination
  • Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Must pass a background screening
  • May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug


This position is considered a "regulated service" position by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and subject to alcohol and drug testing under Federal regulations. Current Federal regulations prohibited the following controlled substances: marijuana, narcotics (such as heroin and codeine), stimulants (such as cocaine and amphetamines), depressants (such as barbiturates and minor tranquilizers), and hallucinogens (such as the drugs known as PCP and LSD). Controlled substances include illicit drugs (Schedule I), drugs that are required to be distributed only by a medical practitioner's prescription or other authorization (Schedules II through IV, and some drugs on Schedule V), and certain preparations for which distribution is through documented over the counter sales (Schedule V only). 

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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