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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 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 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.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must fulfill at least one of the above four mandatory options to be considered. Applicants who do not meet at least one of the above mandatory options will not be considered. Receipt of resume from non-qualifying persons will not be acknowledged.

(2) Additional requirements are posted within the full job description. Click HERE for a copy of the full job description.

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

NICTD intends to hire a Mechanical Department Third Shift Supervisor to serve at its Michigan City Shops. This opportunity allows a highly motivated individual to use his or her well-developed skills in teamwork, communication, technical knowledge, and practical thought to meet NICTD’s requirements for safe, reliable, and cost effective maintenance of its rail fleet. Click HERE for a full description of the opportunity.

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

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in supervision of industrial maintenance or vehicle fleet maintenance. Railroad experience is preferred but supervision of heavy industry or other forms of transportation is acceptable. Exception: Will accept less supervisory experience if the candidate has an associates or bachelors degree with major in electrical, mechanical, or industrial maintenance topics.
  • Demonstrated record of successful project management (accomplishing goals within time and budget) is essential.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, maintenance, and electrical issues that occur within a locomotive fleet, vehicle fleet, or heavy industry. Demonstrated on-floor interest in troubleshooting and assisting shop personnel with fleet maintenance or manufacturing system issues.
  • Experience with federal regulations, union agreements, operating rules, policies and other guidance applicable to an equipment maintenance facility.
  • Able to multi-task among competing short term priorities while maintaining a pleasant disposition.
  • Superior communication and listening skills; able to write objective, fact-based memos and reports.
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record. Reliable transportation to and from Michigan City, Indiana, in all types of weather.
  • 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. Participates in weekend duty supervisor rotation.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and computer skills is required. Preference for candidates with experience in the application of fleet management, payroll, timekeeping, benchmarking and productivity measurement/analysis software.
  • Superior safety, attendance, and work service records.
  • Able to climb on and under rail cars and locomotives.

Information in NICTD personnel and attendance files may be considered as a factor in the selection process. Selection is also subject to satisfactory results from a physical examination (including drug and alcohol screening tests) and a background evaluation (including criminal and trust-related criteria.


Schedule: The anticipated work schedule starts around 10:30 pm and ends at about 7 a.m. with thirty minutes anticipated for a meal, Sunday night through Friday morning. Specific hours will be discussed in the interview and are always subject to change based on the needs of the service and department. Interested applicants should be prepared to spend an indefinite amount of time on third shift. On-call weekend coverage is also required and shared in scheduled rotation with the other supervisors. Schedules and assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the service and managerial staffing for the department. NICTD’s General Foreman works with the shift foremen under his supervision to balance the needs of the service with appropriate amounts of time off. The successful applicant can expect off-duty calls from other managers as well as additional issue-specific calls in response to situational emergencies.


Salary and Benefits: Salary ranges from $55K to $66K. Salary will be set based on the candidate’s 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 potentially available.


Work Environment: The 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. A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a Mechanical Department Third Shift Supervisor and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. The mail or hand-delivery address is: Mechanical Department Third Shift Supervisor 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. The District reserves the option to close this opportunity at any time without advance notice. Phone calls and walk-ins requesting consideration or expressing interest are not accepted. The District assumes no responsibility for undelivered materials. Persons who desire to assure delivery of their request 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.                                                                        

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NICTD intends to hire a full time Purchasing Agent at its Michigan City office to assist in management and implementation of the procurement activities associated with the West Lake Corridor and Double Track NWI Projects as well as the day-to-day procurement requirements for the existing South Shore Line service.  Click HERE for a complete description of the position.

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

  • Associates Degree in business, purchasing/procurement management, economics, accounting, engineering or comparable major is strongly preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of federal or state governmental procurement experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge and application of Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and American Public Transit Administration procurement regulations and guidelines is especially preferred.
  • Coursework or experience in the use of various procurement, inventory, accounting and financial management software systems including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite.

Other requirements apply; see full job description for details.

Salary and Benefits: The starting annual salary range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000, exclusive of benefits.  Paid vacation, paid holidays, limited free travel on NICTD trains for self and family, supplemental pension plan, health savings account, tuition reimbursement, comp time, and medical/dental health benefits are provided. The position is subject to retirement benefits and contribution obligations administered by the Railroad Retirement Board. Full details on compensation and benefits are available during the interview process.

How To Apply: Submit a written resume outlining education, training, and experience. A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a Purchasing Agent for the District in encouraged but not required. The mail or hand-delivery address is: Purchasing Agent Opportunity, Attn: Director - HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360. The e-mail delivery address is: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. Your resume and cover letter must be received no later than 3:30 p.m., on Monday, September 30, 2019. Late letters and/or resumes will not be accepted. 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 delivery of their request for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext. 223, if you have questions about this opportunity or notice.