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NICTD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

We strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class, assuming the individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

NICTD’s complete EEO Policy Statement is available upon request to the District’s EEO Officer, Ms. Laura Harrington, at (219) 874-4221, ext 219; e-mail: laura.harrington@nictd.com.


Open Positions

NICTD is hiring Track Laborers/Machine Operators - These employees work with crews to maintain, repair, and replace rails, ties, switches, ballast, and other railroad assets. They use hand tools and machines (spike mauls, tie tongs, back hoe, dump truck, ditch witch, tamper, ballast regulator, and other on-track machinery) to accomplish assigned tasks. Lifts and carries track material, and clears right-of-way of vegetation and litter. Operates track machines or drives company vehicles when not employed as a laborer.

The work is expected, but not guaranteed, through December 7, 2019, and possibly later depending on weather and operational requirements.   Mechanical operations tasks are planned to be continuous for most of the construction season.  Mandatory overtime or a 4-10 work schedule may occur.  The District may furlough at any time some or all employees based on the needs of the service.  If persons are furloughed, they will receive up to five months of District paid health insurance from date of furlough and call back options starting in March 2020 or earlier depending on seasonal or operational requirements. 

Persons who perform well will have the opportunity to compete for full time opportunities in the engineering and other departments.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a person to show their dedication, work ethic, and reliability.

Persons accepted for employment are required to perform both laborer and machine operator work.

Minimum Educational & Age Requirements:  High school or GED equivalent; at least eighteen (18) years of age, and at least one (1) year, but not more than five (5) years experience in outdoor machine operator or laborer work.   A Class "A" Commercial Drivers License is preferred but not required to apply.  You must have or be willing to obtain a Class "A" Commercial Drivers License within 120 days of hiring as well as have a satisfactory driving record to be considered for this position. 

  • Click HERE for details about the job and the application process.
  • Click  HERE to begin the job application process.

IMPORTANT - READ THESE NOTES:

(1) This opportunity will remain open until the position is filled. Apply early for best consideration.

(2) If you have previously applied on-line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Shelly Winn at (219) 874-4221, ext.253 to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

(3) While this is an entry-level opportunity, you must meet the requirements to qualify for consideration. Please make sure that you include information within the application and/or your resume showing that meet the requirements.

Unless otherwise specified in the job posting, NICTD only accepts applications through its electronic application system unless there is a need for reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you have a disability that prevents you from applying through the electronic process, submit your request for reasonable accommodation to: NICTD, Attn: Director – HR & LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360. NICTD does not accept unsolicited resumes, accept printed employment applications, or grant requests for interviews.

NICTD intends to hire a Mechanical Department Project Engineer to help lead reliability and service life improvement projects for its South Shore Line passenger car fleet.  This is a unique entry level career opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in growing their knowledge and responsibility for ensuring the safety and reliability of NICTD’s eighty-two electrically powered railroad passenger cars.   Click HERE for full description of the position, duties, requirements, and application process.

Position Requirements:    NICTD solicits applications from candidates with an bachelors or higher degree majoring in electrical engineering, or electrical engineering technology.  NICTD will also accept other engineering or technology majors if accompanied by an electrical engineering or electrical technology minor.  Persons still enrolled in coursework and pending graduation on or before June 2019 are eligible for consideration.  One to five years of work experience is preferred but not required.  Click HERE for other position requirements.

Salary and Benefits:  The projected range for this opportunity is $55K -$65K plus benefits.  Salary will be based on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others in comparable assignments.  Health care, dental care, vacation, holidays, supplemental pension plan, Railroad Retirement Board benefits, tuition reimbursement, and comp time are some of the benefits available.  Credit for time served in other railroad employment and military service will be considered in determining vacation day entitlements.  Relocation benefits are not available.

Work EnvironmentThe employee occasionally may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level ranges from quiet to moderately loud.

How To Apply:  Submit a written resume outlining education, training, experience, and work history along with an informal copy of your college transcript. A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a Mechanical Department Project Engineer and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required.  The mail or hand-delivery address is: Mechanical Department Project Engineer Opportunity, Attn:  Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN  46360.   The e-mail delivery address is:  bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  This is a rolling application process; apply early for best consideration.  Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview.  The District reserves the right to close this solicitation at any time.

Phone calls and walk-ins requesting consideration or expressing interest are not accepted.  The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered materials.  Persons who desire to assure deliveries of their requests for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. 

Questions:  Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223; e-mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  

        NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NICTD intends to hire a Positive Train Control (PTC) Technical Support Supervisor to implement the technical support requirements for PTC.  This person will play a key role in the establishment of a working PTC System.  This person will also develop and deliver training to the PTC Technical Support Administrators who will provide 365/7/24 implementation and troubleshooting services once the PTC System is fully operational.  Follow-up assignments will include the overall supervision of the PTC Technical Support Administrators and on-going oversight of the PTC System, including periodic updates.  Click HERE for a complete description of this opportunity.

Position Requirements:   The following skills will be considered in the selection of candidates for interviews:

  • NICTD solicits applications from candidates with an associates or higher degree majoring in electrical engineering, or electrical engineering technology, industrial engineering with emphasis on electrical systems, or comparable major. Persons still enrolled in coursework and pending graduation on or before June 2019 are eligible for consideration. Relevant industry and/or military experience of five (5) of more years may be substituted in lieu of college coursework or degree.
  • Working knowledge, study, or internships relating to railroad signal and communication systems and computer systems with or without supervisory experience. Demonstrated in-field leadership in troubleshooting and assisting others with system maintenance or project management is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of PTC Operations and Support in addition to familiarity with PTC federation and communications is required. Working knowledge, study, or internships relating to railroad signal and communication systems and computer systems with or without supervisory experience is preferred. Demonstrated in-field leadership in troubleshooting and assisting others with system maintenance or project management is preferred.
  • Genuine interest in electrical issues as shown through internships, volunteer projects, or other work or non-work activities is preferred.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of industrial training programs is preferred.
  • Able to multi-task among competing and changing priorities while maintaining a pleasant disposition is required. Superior communication and listening skills; as well as the ability to write objective, fact-based memos and reports is required.
  • Must be competent in using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with AutoCAD or similar software is preferred. Must be adaptable to learning new software.  Competent, comfortable, and keenly interested in software relating to asset management, project planning/scheduling, and productivity evaluation.
  • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record under the District’s fleet policy is required. Reliable transportation to and from Michigan City, Indiana, in all types of weather is required.
  • Willing to work indoors and outdoors; occasionally varied shift hours, occasionally varied days off, some holidays if operationally necessary and extended hours based on the needs of the service. May participate in weekend duty supervisor rotation.
  • Superior safety, attendance, and work service records.

Selection is also subject to satisfactory results from a post-offer physical examination (including drug and alcohol screening tests) and a post-offer background evaluation (including criminal and trust-related criteria).

Salary and Benefits:  The salary range for this opportunity is $55,000 - $65,000.  Salary will be based on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others in comparable assignments.  The District offers an excellent comprehensive benefits program that includes, but is not limited to, comprehensive health care coverage, health savings account, wellness program, dental care, life insurance, short- and long-term disability benefits, vacation, holidays, supplemental pension plan, Railroad Retirement Board benefits, and comp time.  Credit for time served in other railroad employment, including approved military leaves, may be applied in determining vacation day entitlements.  Relocation benefits are not available.

How to Apply:  Submit a written resume outlining education, training, experience, and work history.    An informal copy of your transcript can be supplied with these materials or at the time of the interview.  A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a PTC Technical Support Supervisor and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required.  The mail or hand-delivery address is: PTC Technical Support Supervisor Opportunity, Attn:  Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN  46360.   The e-mail delivery address is:  bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  The deadline for applying is 3 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019.  Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview.  Note:  Apply early to ensure consideration.  The District reserves the right to close this solicitation and fill the position with a qualified candidate prior to the end of the deadline for receipt of application materials.

Phone calls and walk-ins requesting consideration or expressing interest are not accepted.  The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered materials.  Persons who desire to assure deliveries of their requests for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. 

Questions:  Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223; e-mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  

                NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The District is hiring a Chief Train Dispatcher.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to use his or her skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, and practical thought to resolve service delivery challenges, improve on-time performance, and pro-actively lead the Assistant Chief Trick Train Dispatchers and others in the delivery of safe, high quality, efficient, and reliable passenger and freight service.

Click HERE for a copy of the complete job posting – including details about the job description, schedule, all skill and qualification requirements, and other details about the position.

The following skills and qualifications are required for consideration.  Persons who apply who do not have these qualifications will not be considered:

  • One (1) or more years of experience in the dispatching offices of the District or other carrier is required. Transportation or supervisory skills similar to, or in support of, train dispatching or operational functions may be considered as qualifying experience in lieu of work or experience in a dispatching office. Prior supervisory experience in dispatching offices or other operations is preferred but not required.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in railroad operations is required, including familiarity with commuter rail or high density passenger and/or freight service operations.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of union agreements, federal regulations, and the General Code of Operating Rules.
  • Must be willing to work varied shift hours, varied days off, holidays, and extended hours as may be needed to respond to operational circumstances is required
  • A work performance record that demonstrates steadily improving performance when compared to quality or service driven metrics is highly preferred.
  • Superior record concerning safety attitude, attendance, interpersonal skills, and work performance is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in highly stressful conditions is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task among competing short-term priorities while consistently maintaining a pleasant disposition is required.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office products as well as generic computer and keyboarding skills is required. Advanced proficiency is highly preferred.
  • Solid business writing communication skills is required.
  • Associates degree or higher in relevant college coursework and subject majors is preferred but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record is required.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary range is $72K-$82K and is based on skills, experience, and consistency with pay structure for others with comparable assignments.  Credit for time served in other railroad employment, including military leaves, will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements.  The benefit package will be the standard set of benefits received by NICTD management.  Details are available during the interview process.  Relocation benefits may be available on a lump sum basis.

How to Apply:   Submit a written resume by mail or e-mail outlining training, experience, and work history to: Chief Dispatcher Position Opportunity, Attn:  Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.   The e-mail address is:  bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in work as a Chief Train Dispatcher and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required.  This is a rolling application process.  The opportunity will be open until the position is filled.  Apply early for the best opportunity to be considered.  Phone calls and walk-ins expressing interest are not accepted.  The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered mail or faxes.  Persons who desire to assure delivery of their request for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. 

More Information: Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223, if you have questions about this opportunity or notice.

                                                                                  

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) owns, operates and maintains the South Shore Line passenger rail service.   NICTD is seeking a college student entering their junior or senior year of study to serve as an intern.  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the intern shall assist the Chief Operating Officer, the Superintendent of Transportation, and other managers within the Transportation Department with various operational, staffing, and service enhancement projects.  This position may  also work on other  assignments associated with capital improvements on the South Shore Line.  Work may be available during the school year on a part time basis during the 2019-2020 school year as well as during the summer of 2019.  Click HERE for a complete description of this opportunity – including instructions on how to apply.

 

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is $17.00/Hour.  Hours are limited to no more than thirty (30) hours per week.  An identification card will allow the intern free travel on District trains during the time of the internship.  Personal protective gear will be supplied if needed.  No other benefits are provided. 

 

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NICTD intends to hire a Positive Train Control (PTC) Technical Support Administrator to implement the technical support requirements for PTC.  This person will play a key role in the establishment of a functional PTC System.  This person will also assist in the development and training of other PTC Technical Support Administrators who will provide 365/7/24 implementation and troubleshooting services once the PTC System is fully operational.  Follow-up assignments will include the on-going oversight of the PTC System, including periodic updates, network monitoring, system troubleshooting, and related diagnostics.

Schedule: The PTC Technical Support Administrator can expect to primarily work a combination of a 12 hour Saturday and Sunday shift plus two 8 hour days during the week.  Work may occasionally be required on different shifts.  Schedules and assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the service, PTC System progress, and staffing requirements for the department.  While weekend hours are firm for this assignment, the South Shore Line is willing to consider a flexible work schedule on weekdays for persons attending college.

While the PTC Technical Support Administrator can expect to primarily work a combination of a 12 hour Saturday and Sunday shift plus two 8 hour days during the week, work may occasionally be required on different shift for coverage.  Schedules and assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the service, PTC System progress, and staffing requirements for the department. 

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is expected to be set in the range of $45,000 to $55,000.  Actual salary will be based on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others in comparable assignments.  Health care, dental care, vacation, holidays, supplemental pension plan, Railroad Retirement Board benefits, and comp time are some of the benefits available.  Credit for time served in other railroad employment, including approved military leaves, will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements.  Relocation benefits are not available.

How To Apply:  Click HERE for information on how to apply. This is a rolling application process.  Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview.  Note:  Apply early to ensure consideration.  The District reserves the right to fill the position with a qualified candidate at any time.

Phone calls and walk-ins requesting consideration or expressing interest are not accepted.  The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered materials.  Persons who desire to assure deliveries of their requests for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. 

Questions:  Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223; e-mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  

                                                               

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NICTD owns, operates and maintains a high-speed main line railroad between Chicago, Illinois, and South Bend, Indiana.  This opportunity for full time service as a roadmaster is an entry level full-time management position with opportunity for advancement within the Engineering Department.  Because NICTD is a regional railroad with a small staff, roadmasters play a critical role in ensuring that the right of way is maintained in a safe and delay-free condition to support high-speed passenger rail and heavy-haul freight railroad services.  The successful candidate must enjoy the challenge of teamwork, varying assignments, outdoor work, irregular work hours, and working with unionized work forces.  Click HERE for the full position description.

Qualifications

(1)  Applicants must meet at least one of the following four education/experience options:

(a) a bachelor or higher degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology; or

(b) an associate or higher degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology and two or more years of railroad track construction, maintenance, and related supervision; or

(c) five or more years of railroad track construction, maintenance with at least one year of related supervisory experience; or

(d) a combination of two or more years of college education in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology without a degree and two or more years of railroad track construction, maintenance, and related supervision.

(2)  Proficiency in knowledge and application of Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office Suite (including Word & Excel programs).

(3)  Willingness to learn, working under occasionally highly stressful or uncertain conditions, excellent verbal and written communication skills, valid driver’s license, no recent drug, alcohol, or felony convictions.

(4)  Must be in good physical health to fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.  This is an outdoor position where roadmasters frequently must be able to work and walk in difficult environmental conditions or to locations not accessible by motor vehicle.  Work is done on significantly uneven surfaces, in close proximity to high voltage electrical power, and may require work on snow or ice covered ground during winter.  Levels of activity vary from moderate to intense.  Stressful situations may occur.  Exposure to heat, humidity, cold, rain, sleet, snow, and wind is common.

(5)  Must read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently so as to understand and follow the General Code of Operating Rules, federal and state regulations; essential operational and safety information, and pass periodic rule/safety/technical examinations.

(6)        Flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities. 

(7)        Reliable transportation to and from Michigan City, Indiana.  Ability to start and end daily assignments at any point between South Bend, Indiana, and Chicago, Illinois, with most assignments and duties originating at Michigan City, Indiana.

Salary and Benefits:  The salary range for this position is $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 depending on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others with comparable assignments.  The benefit package includes a defined benefit pension administered by the Railroad Retirement Board, generous healthcare benefits, dental program, supplemental defined contribution pension plan, and liberal paid vacation.  Passes for travel for self and family (restrictions apply).   Details are available during the interview process.  Credit for time served in other railroad employment will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements.  Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

How to Apply:  Deliver, mail, fax, or e-mail a resume to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address below.  NICTD does not accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes.  Apply early for consideration; this is a rolling application process.  NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity upon selection of a successful candidate.  Persons who desire confirmation that a resume has been received may contact Ms. Shelly Winn at (219) 874-4221, ext 253.  Candidates will be advised the following week whether they are selected for an interview. Contact information for delivering resumes:

Mail or hand delivery:

Director Human Resources & Labor Relations

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Attn:  Roadmaster Opportunity

601 N. Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Fax:  (219) 872-5841

E-Mail:  bjarne.henderson@nictd.com

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER