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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 require to work in Hammond as of 2024.

Minimum Requirements: FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19. High school or GED equivalent; eighteen (18) years of age; valid driver license with reliable transportation. Click HERE for the full description of requirements.

Applicant Instructions: Click HERE to begin the application process. IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS: You must NOT have applied for this opportunity in 2020. If you are a first time applicant, or someone who did not already apply for this opportunity in 2020, you are eligible to apply. If you have previously applied on line prior to January 1, 2020, 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), questionnaire, and required tests on or before 11:59 a.m., Friday, November 12, 2021, 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/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.