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Open Positions

NICTD is hiring 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, litter and cargo spillage. Operates track machines or drives company vehicles when not employed as a laborer.

The work is seasonal. It is expected, but not guaranteed, through December 1, 2017.   Mechanical operations tasks are planned to be continuous for most of the construction season. The District may furlough at any time some or all employees based on the needs of the service. Mandatory overtime or a 4-10 work schedule may occur.

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 as well as have a satisfactory driving record to be considered for this position. 

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(1) This position closes at 3:30 p.m., CST, on February 17, 2017. Applications are not accepted after this date and time.

(2) If you have previously applied on-line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Shelly Rippe at (219) 874-4221, ext.253 or Ms. Cindy McCann at (219) 874-4221 ext. 252 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.