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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 2020 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 is hiring Track Laborers. These employees work in 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. They lift and carry track material, and clear right-of-way of vegetation and litter. They operate track machines or drive company vehicles when not employed as a laborer.

Mandatory overtime or a 4-10 work schedule may occur.  Layoffs may occur but are not anticipated.

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.



(1) This opportunity will remain open until the positions are 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.

The District intends to hire a Manager – Safety & Rules to assist in the pro-active performance and management of the Safety & Rules Department’s duties and responsibilities.   Working with the District’s internal and external customers and reporting to the Director, Safety & Rules, this person will be responsible for training, evaluations, and other tasks involving federal and state laws and regulations applicable to railroad operations, the General Code of Operating Rules, APTA guidelines, FRA directives, and other rule and regulatory guidance.   The end-products from this person’s performance will support and improve the District’s operating and safety metrics as well as the District’s “Safety First” work environment and culture. Click HERE for a copy of the full job description. 

Position Requirements:  The following skills are necessary for success in this assignment: 

  • Two (2) or more years of college culminating in a degree with a major in safety, industrial health, or comparable transportation or occupational health specialty. Three (3) or more years of experience in a safety or occupational health staff assignment with OSHA or EPA responsibilities or in a safety or occupational health staff assignment with a railroad, mass transit, or other relevant industry may be accepted in lieu of or as supplemental to educational qualifications.
  • OSHA 501 certification highly preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of teaching or instructor training experience is preferred but not required.
  • Locational familiarity with District right of way, structures, and other assets, GCOR, federal railroad regulations, railroad industry best practices, and similar railroad knowledge is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Skills in emergency preparedness, including drills and actual preparations, are preferred.
  • Skills in hazard recognition, job hazard analysis, incident investigation, and root cause analysis are preferred.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in highly stressful conditions.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work with fellow employees and vendors.
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe and insurable driving record.
  • Willingness to work varied shift hours, varied days off, holidays, and extended hours as may be needed to respond to operational circumstances.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.  Submission of samples of work in Microsoft Office and/or Excel is encouraged.
  • Superior record concerning safety attitude, attendance, and work performance.
  • Solid business communication skills.
  • Skills in document management/control as well as project information record assembly.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize among competing priorities while maintaining a pleasant disposition.
  • No adverse personnel actions on personnel record within the past two (2) years.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is projected within the range of $45,000 to $65,000 based on education, skills, and work history. The benefit package includes full health benefits for the employee and family, vacation, compensatory time, supplemental pension, and other fringe benefits received by NICTD management. Credit for time in service will apply towards vacation and supplemental pension benefits. Details are available during the interview process. The position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

How to Apply: Deliver, mail, fax, or e-mail a resume outlining training, experience and work history not later than 5 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2019,to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address below. Resumes will not be accepted after this deadline. NICTD does not accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes. Apply early for best consideration; NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity at any point in time. 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 after their resume is reviewed by the Hiring Committee 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: Manager – Safety & Rules Opportunity

601 N. Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Fax: (219) 872-5841

E-Mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com


Job Description: Furlough clerk. This is an entry level union represented position that provides on-call clerical support to the administration, finance and accounting (including purchasing), transportation, and engineering departments. The work includes ticket sales, paper to electronic file conversion, storehouse tasks, passenger communication services, and other clerical or administrative duties as may be assigned.

Days of Work: The days assigned are on-call and irregular. While NICTD attempts to schedule assignments as far in advance as possible, applicants must be able to work on extremely short notice. Some work is required on weekends and holidays. There could be periods of time when no work is assigned as well as periods of time when work is required on seven (7) or more consecutive days. When assigned in Chicago, the clerk may drive at own expense (parking provided) or ride the train at no cost on a supplied pass. Commutation time is not reimbursed.

Hours of Work: Work assignment times can start as early as 4 a.m. and end as late as 11 p.m. The normal shift is eight (8) hours but applicants must be available to work a sixteen (16) hour shift if necessary. Mandatory overtime is possible in certain situations.

Location of Work: Work assignments run as far west as Chicago, Illinois, and as far east as South Bend, Indiana. Many assignments are in Michigan City, Indiana. If free travel on NICTD trains to/from assignments is not practicable, the candidate must have a reliable automobile for commuting to/from work assignments.

Minimum Requirements:

- High school degree. Certificates, associate, bachelor, or graduate degrees with majors in accounting, finance, marketing, or other business administration specialty are preferred but not required. Microsoft Office Suite, guest service, and cash handling experiences are also preferred but not required. NICTD will train the successful applicant in the tasks required in the various assignments. Must read and write clearly and fluently in English so as to understand and follow appropriate rules and regulations.

- Must be able to type a minimum of forty (40) words per minute in a standardized keyboarding examination administered by the District.

- Must also qualify under standardized exams for proficiency in Word, Excel, and task accuracy.

- Valid driver license with acceptable driving record. Reliable transportation to/from work assignments within Illinois and Indiana.

- Ability to work varied days, hours, and shifts on short notice. Available for unplanned overtime and emergency call outs.

- Good interpersonal skills when interacting with supervisors, fellow employees, and passengers. Flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities.

- Pass a post-offer physical examination, including drug and alcohol tests. Must be able to fulfill the position’s essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodations. Hired applicants are also subject to on-duty drug and alcohol testing per NICTD policy.

- As this work involves entrustment with public funds and operation of company vehicles, all offers are subject to satisfactory post-offer driving, credit, and criminal record evaluations.

Salary & Benefits: Rate varies by work performed. Applicants start at 75% of full hourly rate for job performed increasing 5% per year until eligible for full hourly rate. Full hourly rates vary between approximately $16-$25 hour depending on the assignment. Excellent health benefit plan when working seven or more days in a calendar month. As the junior person on the seniority roster, the applicant may be assigned to a position with fixed hours and work location if any posted position goes unfilled.

Applicant Instructions: Click HERE to fill out the on-line employment application. To reach the on-line employment application, go to www.mysouthshoreline.com and hover on the “About” tab. Then, click on “Job Opportunities” from the drop-down menu. This will take you to the job announcement containing the link to apply for the position. Follow the application screens from there. You may upload a resume (with or without a cover letter) during the on-line process. While not required, NICTD encourages applicants to complete the on-line application and upload a resume with a cover letter. The position is open until the job is filled. Apply early for best consideration. Persons experiencing difficulties with the on-line application process may contact Ms. Cindy McCann at cindy.mccann@nictd.com (219-874-4221, ext 252) for assistance. Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for a typing test and/or interview.

IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS: If you are a current employee, or if you have previously applied on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Winn at shelly.winn@ nictd.com (219-874-4221, ext 253) to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

NICTD does not accept late applications, requests for interviews, or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes.