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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.
Herzog Transit Services, Inc. is currently searching for a DMU Engineer in Austin, TX.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safe and efficient operation of a passenger train.
  • Maintain qualifications as required by Federal regulation and company policy.
  • Interact with passengers and make on-board announcements.
  • Receives and complies with en route instructions from Dispatch Center.
  • Reports to the proper authority any and all deficiencies and safety concerns encountered on the rail corridor.
  • Reports mechanical malfunctions and coordinates with the mechanical department to correct mechanical or safety problems identified on equipment.
  • Prepares reports as required.
  • Follows all other instructions from Company Officers.


  • Qualified locomotive engineer preferred.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain an Engineer Certification under 49 CFR 240 and qualifications of General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR).
  • Physical requirements to maintain engineer certification and perform safety sensitive duties.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment DOT physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position.
    • This position requires you to pass and maintain a DOT medical evaluation to drive a Herzog commercial vehicle.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.


Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works primarily at the controls of railroad equipment.
  • Must be able to work non-traditional hours.
  • May occasionally be required to work or assist with work adjacent to; on, under or between rolling equipment in varying weather conditions and ambient light levels.
  • The employee may occasionally be required to work adjacent to moving railroad equipment at any time of day; on any track, in either direction.
  • Occasionally this employee is exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes and oils.
  • Must be able to effectively change tasks at a moment's notice when the situation requires.
  • Some occasional heavy lifting may be required.
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear and distinguish auditory signals
  • May be exposed to potential accidents of an incapacitating and or fatal nature.
  • The execution of this position’s responsibilities normally requires the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection, proper footwear and gloves



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.


  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.

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It is the policy of Herzog Transit Services, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.