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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 Positive Train Control (PTC) Technical Support Administrator to implement the technical support requirements for PTC.  This person will play a key role in the establishment of a functional PTC System.  This person will also assist in the development and training of other PTC Technical Support Administrators who will provide 365/7/24 implementation and troubleshooting services once the PTC System is fully operational.  Follow-up assignments will include the on-going oversight of the PTC System, including periodic updates, network monitoring, system troubleshooting, and related diagnostics.

Schedule: While the PTC Technical Support Administrator can expect to primarily work a combination of a 12 hour Saturday and Sunday shift plus two 8 hour days during the week, work may occasionally be required on different shift for coverage.  Schedules and assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the service, PTC System progress, and staffing requirements for the department. 

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is expected to be set in the range of $45,000 to $55,000 plus benefits.  Actual salary will be based on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others in comparable assignments.  Comprehenisve health care, dental care, paid vacation, holidays, supplemental pension plan, Railroad Retirement Board pension, health club, Health Savings Account, 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 not available.

How To Apply:  Click HERE for information on how to apply. This is a rolling application process.  Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview.  Note:  Apply early to ensure consideration.  The District reserves the right to fill the position with a qualified candidate 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:  


NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

The work is expected, but not guaranteed, through December 7, 2019, and possibly later depending on weather and operational requirements.   Mechanical operations tasks are planned to be continuous for most of the construction season.  Mandatory overtime or a 4-10 work schedule may occur.  The District may furlough at any time some or all employees based on the needs of the service.  If persons are furloughed, they will receive up to five months of District paid health insurance from date of furlough and call back options starting in March 2020 or earlier depending on seasonal or operational requirements. 

Persons who perform well will have the opportunity to compete for full time opportunities in the engineering and other departments.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a person to show their dedication, work ethic, and reliability.

Persons accepted for employment are required to perform both laborer and machine operator work.

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 position is 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.