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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:

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 a bachelors level 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 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 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: 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:       

This entry level opportunity is for persons who truly enjoy customer service, have strong mental math skills, and possess either mechanical or leadership potential. For this round of hiring, NICTD is particularly interested in hearing from persons who have experience operating and troubleshooting heavy outdoor equipment such as trucks, tractors, and other large vehicles. Collectors ensure that NICTD’s passengers are properly greeted, pay correct fares, receive information regarding their destinations, and arrive at their destinations safely. Specific tasks include assistance to passengers when boarding or alighting from coaches, assistance with luggage and packages, answering passenger questions, collecting proper fares, handling passenger emergencies, remitting NICTD funds collected from passengers, and assisting the conductor and engineer in the safe operation of the train. During their career, collectors must accept promotion as directed by management to service as a conductor or engineer. Locations and assignments are determined by seniority. Persons should expect to work weekends, nights, holidays, relief assignments, and without choice of location. Some positions also require being “on call” for twenty-four (24) hour periods. Click HERE for the complete job description.

Minimum Educational & Age Requirements: High school or GED equivalent; college degrees or experience preferred but not required. Twenty-one (21) years of age.


(1)          Click HERE to begin the job application process. To be considered, you must complete the on-line application and testing processes. Persons who do not fully complete the on-line requirements will not be considered. Submission of a resume and cover letter are strongly encouraged but optional; the application and test processes are mandatory.

(2)          This position closes at 9 a.m., on Monday, Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  Applications are not accepted after this date and time.

(3)          If you have previously applied on-line, you must FIRST contact Ms. McCann at or (219) 874-4221 ext. 252 to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

(4)          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.