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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 vigorously 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 inspects, 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.  Depending on seniority and start-up of West Lake Corridor, employees may be required to work in Hammond as of 2024.

NOTE:  In addition to the stated requirements below, priority consideration for interviews will go to qualified persons who are fully vaccinated (initial vaccine plus boosters) or religiously exempted.  Further, to qualify for consideration for an interview, you MUST have not have previously applied in 2021 or 2022.

Minimum Requirements:  High school or GED equivalent; eighteen (18) years of age; valid driver license with reliable transportation. Click HERE for the full description of requirements.   

Salary and Benefits:  Wages start at $17.45/hr for cleaners and increase 5% per year until maximum rate of $23.26 is reached.   Carmen earn up to $28.40/hr.  Benefits include pensions, tuition reimbursement, medical care, dental care, college tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Applicant Instructions:  Click HERE to begin the application process.  IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS:  If you have previously applied on line prior to January 1, 2021, 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.   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

Job Description: 

Bridge & Building Mechanics work independently or in small groups to maintain and repair buildings, grounds, bridge assets, and other non-track assets.  They use tools of the trade and machines to accomplish assigned tasks.  Lifts and carries building materials.  Cleans and clears District property of vegetation, snow, ice, and litter.   Operates and drives company vehicles.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Mechanics are required to know and follow various safety rules and procedures, including on-track safety and safe methods for accomplishing varying tasks. They must work according to the direction of their Foreman,and coordinate their activities with other team members as necessary for safe and efficient completion of the task.

This is a physically demanding position which will include mandatory overtime according to the operational needs of the railroad. Applicants must be willing to be headquartered at Hammond, Gary or Michigan City as determined by seniority and the needs of the service.

Work will be accomplished in all weather conditions, including hot summer days and snowing winter nights. Walking and working on uneven, unpaved surfaces is also frequently required.   Click HERE for a full description of this opportunity.

Additional Information:

  • Hourly Wage: $27.04 (Journeyman) to $29.67 (Foreman). Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation, and paid holidays.  Pension through the Railroad Retirement Board.  Full rate pension upon completion of 30 years and attainment of age 60.
  • This position requires union membership in the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED).
  • Seniority, paid vacation allotment, wage rates and increases, healthcare, and bidding/advancements within the craft are governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the BMWED and the District.
  • Currently, the normal work schedule is five eight-hour days per week, Monday through Friday. Starting time is 6:30a Central, ending at 2:30p. Includes a 20-minute paid lunch break. Outside of these hours, employees are on-call in case of emergencies, and may be required to work pre-planned overtime. Overtime hours are paid on a time-and-a-half basis.
  • Applicants with prior railroad experience must be presently employed by a railroad, be able to provide written evidence of furlough for economic reasons, or supply written evidence establishing that they are eligible to be re-hired.

How do I apply?

Click HERE to fill out the online employment application.  You may upload a resume (with or without a cover letter) during the application process.  While uploading a resume is optional, you must complete the entire application process to be considered for an interview.  NICTD encourages applicants to complete the online application and upload a resume.  The opportunity will remain open until the position(s) is filled.  NICTD reserves the option to close the position without advance notice. Apply as soon as possible to improve your chance of consideration.  Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview. Persons experiencing difficulties with the application process may contact Shelly Winn at shelly.winn@nictd.com or (219-874-4221, ext. 253) for assistance.   

IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS:  If you are a current employee, or if you have previously applied online, you must FIRST contact Ms. Winn to re-set your online record to accept a second application.

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NICTD intends to hire a Chief Operating Officer (“COO”).  The selected candidate will provide strategic level operational leadership for its existing South Shore Line service and the anticipated West Lake Corridor and Double Track NWI Projects.  The COO is the senior leader for the transportation, engineering, and mechanical departments comprised of approximately 84 rail vehicles and over 280 employees.  Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, the COO is responsible for the supervision and effective delivery of on-time reliable service during normal conditions and the pro-active real-time leadership necessary for the prompt resumption of service after a service disruption.  This over-arching responsibility encompasses the South Shore Line’s service territory between Chicago, Illinois and South Bend, Indiana, including South Shore Line operations on the Metra Electric District within Chicago.  To be considered for this position, the person must have ten (10) or more years of successful and increasingly responsible supervisory and operational experience in railroad or heavy rail transit service.  Click HERE for a complete position description containing all of the position’s duties and qualification requirements.  Selection is also subject to satisfactory results from a post-offer physical examination, drug and alcohol screening test, and background evaluation (including criminal and trust-related criteria).

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is in the range of $135K to $155K after consideration of skills, experience, and work history. Credit for time served in other railroad or employment, including military leaves, will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements.  Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, health club stipend, comp time, medical benefits, dental benefits, health savings account, and a supplemental pension.  Relocation benefits may be available for exceptionally well qualified candidates.  Details are available during the interview process. 

How To Apply:   Submit a written resume outlining training, experience, and work history to: Chief Operating Officer Opportunity, Attn:  Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.   E-mail applications may be sent to:  bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in work as a Chief Operating Officer and why you believe you are the best qualified is encouraged but not required.  The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered applications.  Persons who desire to assure delivery of their application are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them using a tracking service.  This is a rolling application process.  Apply early to ensure consideration.  The District reserves the option to close this opportunity without notice at any time.    

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Preference is for candidates who are vaccinated for COVID-19 or who supply evidence of a bona fide medical or religious exemption from the vaccine.  Candidates who are presently undergoing vaccination for COVID-19 also receive preferred consideration.  All persons accepted for employment must be willing to participate in mandatory weekly self-testing for COVID-19 and its variants unless medically exempted from testing.

Questions:  Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223, if you have questions about this opportunity or notice. 

 NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NICTD intends to hire a Director, Human Resources and Labor Relations to succeed its retiring incumbent.  The selected candidate will serve as the District’s senior human resource and labor relations official.  With an office in Michigan City, Indiana, the Director will manage human resource and labor relations issues for approximately 100 at-will managers and staff as well as 300 craft employees represented by 6 labor organizations.  To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must have ten (10) or more years of successful and progressively responsible human resource and labor relations experience with a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all aspects of the workplace.   Click HERE for a complete position description containing all of the position’s duties and qualification requirements.  Selection is also subject to satisfactory results from a post-offer physical examination, drug and alcohol screening test, and background evaluation (including criminal and trust-related criteria).

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is in the range of $110K to $130K after consideration of skills, experience, and work history. Credit for time served in other railroad or employment, including military leaves, will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements.  Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, health club stipend, comp time, medical benefits, dental benefits, health savings account, and supplemental pensions.  Relocation benefits may be available for exceptionally well qualified candidates.  Details are available during the interview process.

How To Apply:   Submit a written resume outlining training, experience, and work history to: Director – Human Resource and Labor Relations Officer Opportunity, Attn:  Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.   E-mail applications may be sent to:  bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in work as the Director – Human resources and Labor Relations and why you believe you are the best qualified is encouraged but not required.  The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered applications.  Persons who desire to assure delivery of their application are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them using a tracking service.  This is a rolling application process.  Apply early to ensure consideration.  The District reserves the option to close this opportunity without notice at any time.   

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Preference is for candidates who are vaccinated for COVID-19 or who supply evidence of a bona fide medical or religious exemption from the vaccine.  Candidates who are presently undergoing vaccination for COVID-19 also receive preferred consideration.  All persons accepted for employment must be willing to participate in mandatory weekly self-testing for COVID-19 and its variants unless medically exempted from testing.

Questions:  Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223, if you have questions about this opportunity or notice.

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description:  Lineman/Signalman Apprentice - Works to install, maintain, and repair electrical transmission systems, signals, and other assets of the Line and Signal Department.  Uses hand tools and machines to accomplish assigned tasks.  Lifts and carries materials.  Climbs poles as necessary.  Cleans and clears District property of snow and ice if requested or in conjunction with other duties.  Operates District vehicles that include, but are not limited to, vehicles that require a Commercial Driver’s License.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Hours: The normal scheduled work hours are 0700 to 1530, Monday thru Friday.  It is expected that the position will be headquartered in Michigan City – though there is the possibility that the position may be headquartered at other locations based on the needs of the service.  The District may furlough this position at any time based on the needs of the service.  Mandatory overtime, weekend work, or a 4-10 work schedule may occur. 

Wages & Benefits: The starting hourly rate for the position is $23.11.  Immediate step raise opportunities for relevant trade school, college coursework, or other electrical experience are possible.  Benefits include a Railroad Retirement Board pension, vacation, personal days, and full medical benefit package.  Details pursuant to federal law and the union contract.  Employees must travel at their own expense between their home and their headquarters (Michigan City or as otherwise designated). 

Minimum Requirements

 - High school or GED equivalent.  Must be able to read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently in English.  Associates degree in electrical field or apprenticeship credits are preferred but not required.

- Eighteen (18) years of age.

- Valid Drivers License with satisfactory driving history.  Persons who do not have a Class A Commercial Driver’s License are required to obtain same during their probationary period.

- Pass a post-offer physical examination, including drug and alcohol tests.  Must be in good physical health to fulfill the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodations.

- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID19, medically exempted from vaccinations for COVID19, or willing to take a weekly COVID19 screening test.

How To Apply:

-- Click HERE for more details about the opportunity.

-- Click HERE to apply on line.

During the application process, you can 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.  The District is not responsible for late or incomplete applications.  You must complete all portions of the application process to be considered for an interview.  Interviews are not guaranteed nor are they an indication that a person will receive an offer of employment.  This is a rolling application process.  Apply early for best consideration.  The District reserves the option to close this opportunity without advance notice. NICTD does not accept requests for interviews or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes.

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Description:  This entry level opportunity is for persons who truly enjoy customer service, have strong mental math skills, and possess either mechanical or leadership potential.  Collectors ensure that the South Shore Line’s passengers are properly greeted, pay correct fares, receive information regarding their destinations, and arrive at their destination safely.  Specific tasks include assistance to passengers when boarding or alighting from coaches, help with luggage and packages, answering passenger questions, collecting proper fares, handling passenger emergencies, remitting funds collected from passengers, and coordinating with 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.   Must be 21 years of age.  Click HERE for full position description; including mandatory and preferred skill requirements.

Medical Guidance:  Candidates must be willing to take a weekly COVID-19 screening test unless exempted by their physician.  Candidates who have proof of vaccination from COVID-19 receive priority in the interview process. 

Prior Railroad Experience:  Candidates with prior railroad experience must be able to show proof of good standing with their prior railroad employers to be further considered.  A copy of a furlough notice or a reference letter from the railroad is acceptable evidence of good standing.

Salary and Benefits:  Wages start at $20.45/hr and increase 5% per year until maximum rate of $27.26 is reached.   Promoted employees will earn up to $30.84/hr as conductors and $31.19/hr as engineers.  The benefits include pensions, commissions, tuition reimbursement, medical care, dental care, and life insurance.

Work Location:  Assignments are based on seniority.  You must be willing to accept work assignments at Hammond (starting 2025) or Michigan City.

How To Apply:  Click HERE to begin the application process.  NICTD does not accept requests for interviews or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes.  Follow and complete all of the requirements within the link to be considered for the position.  Submission of an application or resume does not guarantee an interview.   You are encouraged to upload a resume and/or cover letter along with your completed application.  Applicants who do not complete all portions of the application will not be considered.  This is a rolling application process.   Apply early for best opportunity for consideration; NICTD reserves the option to close this solicitation early and without advance notice. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS:  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

THE SOUTH SHORE LINE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.