Train Engineer

Department: Buildings and Grounds 

Reporting to: Director of Building and Grounds/Certified Maintenance

Mechanic Date: 2024 

Status: Part-time or Full-time (April through December) 

Have you always dreamed about driving an 1863 C.P. Huntington steam locomotive replica around beautiful museum grounds? Do you have experience operating heavy equipment?  Would you enjoy helping children and families have a safe and wonderful train ride? Do you  enjoy working outside? We’re calling all train engineers – All Aboard!  

Job Summary:  

The EcoTarium, a museum of science and nature, is seeking a train engineer with a safe driving  record to join our team. Experience driving heavy equipment is preferred. Pleasant manner  and sense of humor is required. Our Explorer Express Train provides excitement for EcoTarium visitors.

Open-air passenger cars take visitors on a scenic 12 to 15-minute ride; a relaxing and  beautiful way to see the museum grounds. 


● Follow all procedures for the safe operation of the Explorer Express train

● Provide Excellent Customer Service with a smile 

● Provide a 5-minute, educational and safety speech to riders before each ride

● Assist customers in wheelchairs with safe boarding and securing wheel restraints.

● Walk tracks daily to inspect tracks and document any safety concerns.

● Conduct regular maintenance checks on equipment and communicate any issues in  need of repair to the Certified Maintenance Mechanic on staff. 

● Keep the train clean and tidy, ship shape! 

● Sell and collect passenger tickets.  

● Maintain current knowledge of all safety procedures and policies, and ability to execute  them in case of emergency. 

Required Skills/Abilities: 

● Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

● Must be physically able to walk the tracks to conduct daily inspections.

● Ability to pass the engineer training program with sign off from the EcoTarium’s state  Certified Maintenance Mechanic 

● This position may require random drug testing for safety purposes. 

Compensation: $17.00 / hour

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