Asst. Conductor

Metra is currently accepting applications for current and future vacancies for its Train Service Program

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must possess at least one of the following requirements to proceed to the assessment/interview process:

  • Minimum of two years of train service experience with a railroad; OR
  • 60 college level credit hours from an accredited college or university and must pass a preliminary operating rules assessment; OR
  • Minimum of two years of active Metra employment, with operating rules qualification or minimum of two years of active Metra employment and must pass a preliminary operating rules assessment; OR
  • Minimum of two years of active duty Military service and must pass a preliminary operating rules assessment.

Proof of eligibility (college, military or previous experience) AND letters of recommendation must be submitted along with application. No assessments or interviews will be scheduled until all official documentation is received.

  • Must submit a copy of your college transcripts and/or diploma (if required); OR
  • Must submit Military DD Form 214 (if required); AND
  • Must provide three (3) letters of character and/or work-related letters of recommendation.

The interview process will evaluate the candidate’s ability to:

  • Be a self- starter; able to work independently; and have an excellent work record; 
  • Be on 24-hour call (which includes working any District and any shift within the Metra region which could require traveling long distances with two (2) hours notice); 
  • Deliver excellent customer service with detail to handling cash transactions; and
  • Promote safe work practices as well as maintain and foster a safe work environment.
Selected applicants will be assigned to a training course of approximately ten weeks. Successful completion of the training course is mandatory in order to work as an Assistant Conductor.

Failure to complete the course could result in termination of employment with Metra.


Candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing. A background check will be conducted regarding drug and alcohol testing history on candidates who have worked for agencies subject to DOT regulations.

If you are interested in being considered for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to:

Metra
Human Resources Department
547 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL  60661
Fax:  312-322-8937
E-mail:  jobs@metrarr.com

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.