Model Railroad Engineer

Railroad Engineer volunteers will be tasked with daily upkeep of the Discovery World 35-food HO-scale model railroad featuring five trains and Milwaukee landmarks. This is an independent maintenance role under the guidance of the Discovery World Maintenance Department.

  • Experience with NCE-DCC control, electrical troubleshooting, scenery touchup, track maintenance, basic locomotive and rolling stock troubleshooting including wheel gauge and coupler height checking helpful.
  • This position requires standing, sitting and under layout access on a rolling creeper as well as reaching, twisting and bending.


Minimum 16 years old. Online background check for those over 18, Liability Waiver, and Confidentiality Policy required.


Training on our specific requirements and layout provided.


Minimum 1 shift per month for a total of 28 hours (8 shifts). Shifts will be discussed with the maintenance staff, but are flexible between 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Sunday.

Application Instructions

To apply, please fill out a Volunteer Application online using the “Apply Now” button below, or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 414-765-8629 or

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