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Job opportunities will be posted for a minimum of 10 days, so be sure to check back every ten days to stay current on potential positions.

Also, details about job opportunities are available through Work One's Indiana Career Connect.

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. 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.

 

IMPORTANT - READ THESE NOTES:

(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.

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.

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 qualified candidates for a key engineering role within the agency. Reporting to the Chief Infrastructure Development Officer, the Project Development Engineer shall assist NICTD with engineering and project administration associated with the federal grant process for the NICTD West Lake and Double Track Northwest Indiana Projects with a total project value of over $1 billion dollars. Click HERE for the full job description.

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must meet the following minimum education/experience requirements:

(1)    A bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil preferred), engineering technology, construction management or a closely related field from an ABET accredited university. 

(2)    0-6 years’ work experience.   Individuals graduating in May 2020 also qualify and will be considered for this position.

(3)    Self-starter with the ability to address multiple priorities and meet deadlines

(4)    Proficient in knowledge and application of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge in AutoCAD, Primavera P6, or e-Builder is also a plus.

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

(6)    Must be able to fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without             reasonable accommodations. This is an indoor/outdoor position where the employee frequently must be able to work in the type of climate conditions typical to northwest Indiana, including locations not accessible by motor vehicle.

(7)      Must read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently in English.

(8)       Must be flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities.

(9)       Must have reliable transportation to and from Chesterton, Indiana.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants having any of the following qualifications may be given preference during the selection process: 

(1)      Professional Engineering License. 

(2)      Demonstrated high-level experience in railroad related engineering and maintenance activities. 

(3)      Demonstrated experience in construction management of large scale projects.

(4)      Demonstrated experience in construction project administration and planning.

(5)      Extensive experience in technical design supervision, planning and scheduling, contracts management, agency coordination, construction methods, operations and procedures.

(6)       Demonstrated experience showing strong interdepartmental leadership with the ability to identify problems and develop and implement solutions.

(7)      Knowledge of FRA track standards including CFR 49 Part 213 Safety Regulations is a plus.

(8)      Knowledge and application of AREMA standards is a plus.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is projected within the range of $55,000 to $80,000 based on education, skills, preferred qualifications, 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. Further details are available during the interview process. This position may be eligible for relocation benefits.

How to Apply: Mail, fax, or e-mail a resume outlining training, experience and work history not later than 5 p.m., February 28, 2020, to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address below. Late resumes will not be accepted nor will NICTD accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes. Persons who desire confirmation that a resume has been received may contact Ms. Shelly Winn at (219) 874-4221, ext 253. This is a rolling application process. Apply early for best opportunity at consideration. The District reserves the option to close this opportunity at any time. Contact information for delivering resumes:

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Director Human Resources & Labor Relations

Attn: Project Development Engineer Position

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

Job Description: This is a skilled clerical position that performs, or serves as back-up, for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, ticket revenue auditing, ticket sales, and other miscellaneous financial, administrative, and customer service tasks within the finance and accounting department in Michigan City, Indiana.   The utility clerk prepares accounts receivable billing invoices and reports. The successful candidate must be comfortable contacting individuals for collection of unpaid invoices. The clerk prepares and distributes required journal entries, spreadsheets, and reports. The clerk must be able to perform any necessary data processing – to include input or output from the computer and related software. Other duties as assigned. Click HERE for the full employment announcement.

Minimum Requirements:  Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

-  High school degree. NICTD prefers candidates with associate, bachelor, or graduate degrees with major in accounting, finance, marketing, or other business administration specialty.

-  Twelve (12) or more semester hours of college level academic study with grade of “C” or better in accounting or equivalent relevant accounting experience.

- Touch typist with a forty (40) words per minute proficiency as scored in a standardized keyboarding examination administered by the District.

-  Must read and write clearly and fluently in English so as to understand and follow appropriate rules and regulations. Ability to speak and understand Spanish, Polish, or other languages relevant to NICTD’s five county service area is helpful but not required.

-   Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or relevant financial software.

-   Pass a post-offer physical examination, including drug and alcohol tests. Must be able to fulfill the position’s essential functions. Hired applicants are also subject to on-duty drug and alcohol testing per NICTD policy.

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

Candidates are preferred, but not required, to have the following skills:

-   Customer service and cash handling experiences.

-   Payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and/or auditing experience.

-  Good interpersonal skills for interacting with supervisors, fellow employees, passengers, and other customers.

-   Demonstrated work history of flexibility in handling unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities.

Salary & Benefits: Applicants start at 75% to 85% of full hourly rate depending on qualifications and then increase 5% per year until eligible for full hourly rate of $22.58. Excellent health, dental, disability, vision, and pension benefit plans.

Applicant Instructions:

Click HERE to start the on-line employment application.   Persons experiencing difficulties with the on-line application process may contact Shelly Winn at shelly.winn@nictd.com or (219-874-4221, ext 253) for assistance. Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for a typing test and/or interview. NICTD does not accept late applications, requests for interviews, or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes. Note: This is a rolling application process. Apply early for your best chance at consideration. The District reserves the right withdraw this solicitation without advance notice.

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 or (219-874-4221, ext 253) to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

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

Summary Job Description: Car Cleaner/Relief Terminal Carman: This job has two major purposes. When working as a car cleaner at either Michigan City or Chicago, the employee inspects and cleans the interiors (seats, floors, toilets, walls, and windows) and exteriors (stainless steel sides and windows) of railroad cars used to transport passengers between Chicago and South Bend. When working as a Relief Terminal Carman, the employee moves, couples, and uncouples passenger cars at terminals in Chicago, Gary, and Michigan City to the extent needed to prepare cars for train service. Relief Terminal Carmen refill water tanks on cars, conduct safety tests, perform inspections, make minor repairs, complete preventive maintenance projects, and perform other duties as assigned by their supervisor.   Locations and assignments are assigned by seniority. Successful applicants should expect to work weekends, nights, holidays, relief assignments, and without choice of location consistent with their seniority.

Minimum Educational & Age Requirements: High school or GED equivalent; eighteen (18) years of age. Click HERE for the full description of requirements.

Applicant Instructions: Click HERE to begin the application process. IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS: If you have previously applied on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. McCann at shelly.winn@nictd.com or (219) 874-4221 ext. 253 to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application. Applicants who do not complete the on-line application form (with or without resume), questionnaire, and required tests on or before 11:59 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020, will not be considered.   NICTD does not accept requests for interviews or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes. NICTD reserves the right to close the application process prior to the stated deadline. This is a rolling application process; apply early to ensure consideration. The District reserves the option to close this solicitation at any time.

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Summary Job Description: Industrial Maintenance Shop Electrician: The purpose of this job is to inspect, maintain, repair, and rebuild all electrical components of NICTD’s railroad passenger cars. Electricians are expected to be comfortable working with industrial sized traction motors, blowers, high voltage, computer based diagnostics, electronics, and HVAC systems. Candidates must have skills using the tools of the electrician trade including, but not limited to, voltage and amp meters, high pot testers, meggers, frequency counters, DC power supplies, cranes, hand tools, and lifting items weighing up to thirty pounds. The work is often on ladders and in close quarters; balance is essential. Locations are primarily in Michigan City, Indiana, though future opportunities are anticipated at Hammond, Indiana. Assignment times and locations are based on seniority. Successful candidates should expect to work the night shift, weekends, some holidays, and relief assignments. Click HERE for the complete job description.

Minimum Educational & Age Requirements: High school or GED equivalent; eighteen (18) years of age. Two or more years of practical comparable electrical experience or a two (2) year degree in the electrical field, HVAC systems, or heavy industrial maintenance. Persons expecting to graduate with a two (2) year degree no later than May 31, 2020, are also eligible for consideration. Veterans with demonstrated military training or assignments in an industrial maintenance or electrical specialty may substitute their military training and experience for civilian trade school degree or civilian experience. Persons with at least one (1) year in an IBEW approved training program or comparable college level degree program are also welcome to apply.

Pay & Benefits: Persons with an IBEW issued journeyman’s card are eligible for pay at the hourly rate of $26.96, plus benefits, upon establishment of their qualifications. Otherwise, the starting hourly rate ranges between $20.22 and $24.26. Benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation, health care insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and a retirement pension from the Railroad Retirement Board.

Applicant Referral Instructions: Click HERE to apply. During the pre-screen process, you may upload a resume, cover letter, and documents showing your training. You must also complete the on-line application form. While not required, NICTD encourages applicants to complete the on-line application and upload a resume with a cover letter and any supporting certificates showing your qualifications.

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

Applicants who do not complete the on-line application form (with or without resume) and questionnaire on or before 11:59 p.m., February 28, 2020 will not be considered.   NICTD does not accept requests for interviews or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes. Apply early for best consideration. NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity at any time.

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NICTD intends to hire an Electrical Project Engineer for its Mechanical Department to help lead reliability and service life improvement projects for its South Shore Line electric 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. The successful applicant will join a close-knit team of dedicated transportation professionals who share a common interest in delivering excellent passenger train service within Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metro area. Click HERE for a complete description of the duties and requirements of the position.

Salary and Benefits: The projected range for this opportunity is $55K -$80K 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, including approved military leaves, will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements. Relocation benefits may be available.

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: Electrical 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.