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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 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 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 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 intends to hire a Chief Operating Officer (“COO”).  The selected candidate will provide strategic level leadership for its existing South Shore Line service and the anticipated West Lake Corridor and Double Track NWI Projects.  The COO will be the senior leader for the transportation and mechanical departments comprised of approximately 84 rail vehicles and over 225 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 rail transit service.   This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to use his or her skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, and critical thought to maintain and enhance the South Shore Line’s reputation for safe and high-quality service.  Click HERE for the complete position announcement.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is in the range of $115K to $150K 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.  Your resume and cover letter must be received at 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN, 46360, no later than 3:30 p.m., on Monday, October 28, 2019.  Late letters and/or resumes will not be accepted. 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.  Apply early to ensure consideration; the District reserves the option to close this opportunity prior to October 28, 2019.   

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 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.

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, November 1, 2019, 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. Apply early to ensure consideration.

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER