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Now Hiring Restoration Specialist

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The National Railroad Musem is now accepting applications for the exciting position of Restoration Specialist. 


Conducts restoration work on rolling stock and buildings; maintains structural, aesthetic, and historical integrity of rolling stock and Museum structures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as required. 

  •  Supervises seasonal facilities employees, volunteers, and contractors
  • Creates and supervises the creation of cases, platforms, and other structures for exhibit display
  • Participates in committee meetings as required
  • Develops restoration maintenance schedules for historic/ reproduction rolling stock and buildings
  • Performs regular inspections on non-operational rolling stock and historic/ reproduction buildings
  • Performs regular inspections and maintenance on historic/ reproduction Museum infrastructure on the Museum grounds (track, signs, fence, etc.)
  • Makes recommendations as a member of the operations team
  • Manages and disposes of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead paint, welding byproducts, oil)
  • Researches and follows best practices for restoration projects
  • Performs the duties of locomotive engineer
  • Secondary trainer for operational locomotive engineering and safe rolling stock operation
  • Assists the facilities technician with maintenance projects as needed
  • Assists operations manager with departmental budget development
  • Assists with set-up for special public and private events


High School Diploma; knowledge of diesel engine mechanics; skill at welding; understanding of metals; knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, glazier, plumbing, torching, brazing, painting; understanding of historic restoration and preservation methods; handling and disposal knowledge for hazardous materials; 1 year minimum experience locomotive operation; 5 years relevant experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to lift 50-100 pounds with the assistance of another person.
  • Frequent standing, walking and sitting; occasional driving.
  • Must be capable of using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing and pulling.
  • Ability to communicate orally in a clear manner.
  • Ability to distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
  • Ability to distinguish people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.
  • Ability to withstand temperature changes in the work environment.
  • Ability to distinguish shades of color.
  • Must be able to climb a six-foot ladder.
  • Ability to operate a lift reaching heights of 20-40ft.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Small engine maintenance certificate


  • Diesel Locomotive
  • Various powered and non-powered tools
  • Drill press and lathe
  • Paint spray gun
  • Welding torch – Stick and Mig
  • Plasma arc
  • Scissor Lift
  • Boom Lift
  • Fork Lift

Position open until filled. Resumes may be emailed to Dan Liedtke at [email protected] or via mail to:

National Railroad Museum
Dan Liedtke
2285 S Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54304

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