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Founded in 1969, Herzog is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, with a satellite office in Fort Worth, Texas.


Over the course of our 50+ year history, Herzog has become a national leader in the construction, operations and maintenance of commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, and freight rail projects. 


We believe our culture is at the heart of our existence. It is that belief which empowers every member of our professional family to act with purpose and passion as they advance their career throughout their personal pursuit of excellence.


Backed by over five decades of experience, Herzog delivers exceptional customer service and elite results. 


Our success is the outcome of our relentless pursuit of excellence, our passion for our customers, safety without compromise, and a deep-rooted belief in the power of team.


We invite you to join us on our journey to excellence as we work to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.

Herzog Transit Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Train Operator/Attendant in Stockton, California to join our team. The Train Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently operating Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) passenger trains between Stockton and San Jose, with multiple stops, and other locations as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • Supervise the operation and administration of the train while ensuring that equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with Federal and State regulations, Union Pacific General Code of Operating Rules, Air Brake & Train Handling Rules, Union Pacific Timetables and Special Instructions, Union Pacific Safety Rules, Caltrain Special Instructions, Herzog Transit Services, Inc. Special Instructions and Altamont Corridor Express Contractual and Service Instructions.
  • Operate rail passenger equipment in a safe and efficient manner according to all rules, policies, and regulations applicable to the job.
  • Accept responsibility for the safety and security of all passengers and crew members.
  • Interface with passengers and respond to passenger questions/concerns as need, including announcements as necessary.
  • Provide customer service to all passengers upon request or as needed.
  • Be qualified on the current version of all applicable operating rules.
  • Report to the train yard at the assigned time to:
    • 1. Perform a job briefing;
    • 2. Perform the necessary procedures to qualify the consist prior to departing the maintenance facility.
    • 3. Position the train at the originating station prior to scheduled departure time.
  • Perform switching assignments as requested in cooperation with other departments.
  • Perform all required inspections, tests, procedures, and complete all required paperwork.
  • Perform the duties of railroad Incident Commander at any accident or incident scene the train/crew is involved in.
  • Identify and document equipment defects on the Daily Equipment Inspection Report.
  • Diagnose equipment malfunctions and restore failures with support from maintenance of equipment personnel.
  • Work as a Train Operator/Attendant on a rotating schedule.
  • Work as a crew member along with Train Operator/Attendant and ACE Fare Inspector (FI)/ACE Passenger Service Agent (PSA) assigned to their equipment.
  • Initiate the performance of a job briefing with all affected persons.
  • Must wear the required uniform in the performance of duties.
  • Interface with ACE representatives.
  • Interface with host railroad dispatchers and personnel.
  • Interface with HTSI Managers/Supervisors and employees.
  • Interface with Federal, State and Local regulatory and emergency service personnel.
  • The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work.
  • The essential duties and responsibilities contained herein describe the scope of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.



  • A valid state motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Three years of safe, increasingly responsible railroad experience as a certified locomotive engineer; passenger rail operations is preferable.
  • Any combination of education and experience that could provide the knowledge and ability to pass the required initial and annual examinations.
  • Must not have had any railroad operating rule violations or any positive drug and alcohol test results within the past five years.
  • CPR/AED/First Aid qualified.
  • Ability to operate diesel locomotives and passenger cab cars in compliance with Federal and State regulations, Union Pacific General Code of Operating Rules, Air Brake & Train Handling Rules, Union Pacific Timetables and Special Instructions, Union Pacific Safety Rules, Herzog Transit Services, Inc. Special Instructions and Altamont Commuter Express Contractual and Service Instructions.
  • Ability to successfully complete all training and on-going training as required by the job.
  • Must maintain engineer certification.
  • Accepts responsibility for the safety and security of all passengers and crew members.
  • Accepts responsibility for compliance with rules and regulations without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to remain calm, rational and professional at all times while on duty.
  • Must be able to react calmly and effectively in emergency and life-threatening situations.
  • Must be able to speak and write clearly in the English language.
  • Must be capable of communicating clearly and effectively with others.
  • Initiates and responds to oral and written communication.
  • Adheres to the highest levels of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity, and maturity.
  • Must be able to successfully complete CPR/AED/First Aid certification training successfully and be able to administer in any situation while on duty.
  • Makes every effort to improve knowledge and skills to be the best in the profession


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.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This position will be physically demanding at times.  This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces up to one-half mile.
  • Maintain balance for an extended period of time while train is in motion.
  • Must be able to be aware of surroundings and follow verbal commands while being exposed to moderately loud noises on a daily basis.
  • Work in a confined access/space environment with a width of 16 inches.
  • Must be able to adapt to various temperature extremes including but not limited to heat, cold, moisture and wind. 
  • Regularly sit and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Able to tolerate repetitive movements, squatting/bending, and overhead reaching.
  • Able to lift up to shoulder height and horizontally transfer up to 35 pounds for a distance up to 10 feet.
  • Regularly kneel, bend, squat for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly reach overhead.
  • Regularly grasp/squeeze equipment with a force up to 20 pounds.
  • Regularly ascend/descend a platform with a height of up to 36 inches from the floor.
  • Regularly ascend and descend an 8 step ladder while carrying up to 20 pounds.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Must be able to hear and distinguish auditory signals.
  • Able to work in a safety sensitive work environment.



  • 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.


Why Herzog:

Led by our beliefs and executed through our behaviors, at Herzog we build upon each other’s contributions by collaborating to make great things possible.


When you join Herzog, we give you the ability and authority to do the same. We will help you take charge of your 20 square feet in a manner that you will facilitate your growth and advancement as a person, as a member of our professional family and in your career.


If you are interested in joining our team, click the Apply button below to start an application.


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.