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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: $26.38 (Journeyman) to $28.95 (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.  Follow the application screens from there. 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 application. NICTD encourages applicants to complete the online application and upload a resume. The opportunity will remain open until the position(s) is filled. 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 on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Winn to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Description:

Track laborers work as part of a team to repair, replace and rehabilitate railroad track components, including rails, ties, ballast, switches and crossings. They use hand tools including spike mauls, claw bars, sledge hammers, track wrenches and hydraulic/power tools such as spike pullers, spikers and hand tampers to accomplish assigned tasks. Click HERE for the complete job posting. This is a physically demanding position which will include mandatory overtime according to the operational needs of the railroad. Layoffs are possible, but not anticipated. 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.

Minimum Requirements:

Fully vaccinated for COVID-19, medically exempt from vaccination, or willing to test weekly for COVID-19. High school or GED equivalent; eighteen (18) years of age; valid driver license with reliable transportation. Persons who have prior railroad employment must provide proof of their good standing and eligibility for rehire (i.e. furlough notice) to qualify for consideration. Click HERE for the full description of requirements.  

Salary and Benefits:

Wages start at $18.74/hr for laborers and increase 5% per six months until maximum rate of $24.98 reached.   Machine operators earn hourly rates between $25.65 and $27.80 depending on the machine. Benefits include pensions, tuition reimbursement, medical care, dental care, college tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

How do I apply?

When you have at least one (1) hour available, click HERE to start the online employment application.  Follow the application screens from there. 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 application. NICTD encourages applicants to complete the online application and upload a resume. The opportunity will remain open until the position(s) is filled. 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 on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Winn to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

 

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The District intends to hire a Network Systems Administrator to manage and maintain various electronic and electrical systems within its South Shore Line Operations Network Center at Michigan City, Indiana, and field locations between Chicago, Illinois and South Bend, Indiana. Click HERE for the complete description and position requirements.

Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this opportunity is $55,000 to $70,000 and will be set 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, 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: Submit a written resume outlining education, training, experience, and work history.   A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a Network Systems Administrator and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. The mail or hand-delivery address is: Network Systems Administrator Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360. The e-mail delivery address is: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. The deadline for applying is 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview. Note: This is a rolling application process. Apply early to ensure consideration. The District reserves the right to fill the position with a qualified candidate prior to the application deadline. 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.

The District intends to hire a Server Systems Administrator to manage and maintain various electronic and electrical systems within its Operations Server Center at Michigan City, Indiana, and associated field locations. Click HERE for the full description and position requirements.

Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this opportunity is $55,000 to $70,000 and will be set 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, 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: Submit a written resume outlining education, training, experience, and work history.  A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a Server Systems Administrator and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. The mail or hand-delivery address is: Server Systems Administrator Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360. The e-mail delivery address is: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. The deadline for applying is 9 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022. Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview. Note: This is a rolling application process. Apply early to ensure consideration. The District reserves the right to fill the position with a qualified candidate prior to the application deadline. 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.

Roadway Equipment Mechanics work independently or in small groups to maintain and repair heavy construction equipment, machinery, and motor vehicles within the NICTD fleet.

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 Michigan City, Hammond, or Gary 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 the full position description.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19, medically or religiously exempt from vaccination as well as willing to test weekly for COVID-19.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate clearly and fluently in English so as to understand and follow On-Track Safety Rules, Policies, and Maintenance Procedures, as well as communicate essential operational and safety information. Will be required to pass periodic rule/safety/technical examinations.
  • Inspect and evaluate incoming equipment and machines and determine malfunctions and defects.
  • Assemble, re-assemble and disassemble various equipment and machines.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Clean, lube and perform routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Maintain routine equipment maintenance schedule.
  • Conduct oil changes, lubrication of equipment, tire replacements, hose repairs, battery replacements and assorted services
  • Make adjustments and repairs to equipment and machines, testing and ensuring operating efficiency.
  • Maintain logs of all equipment and machine repairs, services, adjustments and work performed.
  • Pickup/deliver necessary supplies, materials and equipment as needed.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair hydraulic systems.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various construction equipment and tools.
  • Proficient in welding and cutting skills.
  • Ability to read and follow assembly and instruction manuals.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read blueprints and schematics.
  • Knowledge of and ability repair equipment and follow related procedures.
  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot equipment failure. Ability to meet equipment schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Possess as valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must be insurable under the District’s fleet insurance policy.
  • Have and continue to maintain a personal home or cell phone, and an internet email address
  • Be able to successfully accomplish physically demanding tasks in all types of outdoor work environments. Track laborers must be able to lift up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and work on their feet for up to ten (10) hours per day. Mechanical aptitude, good physical strength and endurance, and good interpersonal skills when interacting with fellow employees, Foreman and Supervisors are important.
  • Must be available for unplanned overtime and emergency call-outs during off-duty hours.
  • Must have reliable transportation to/from railroad headquarter points including Michigan City, Gary, Hammond and other points between Hegewisch, Illinois and South Bend, Indiana.
  • Must pass a post-offer physical examination, a drug and alcohol test, and a background check relevant to job and personnel functions.
  • Must be flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications, in addition to the above:

  • Three (3) or more years of experience in heavy equipment repair maintenance – including use of tools associated with this work. Coursework equivalent acceptable.
  • Heavy Equipment Field Service Technician Experience. Diesel engine experience in industry or heavy machine applications as opposed to only trucks is particularly helpful.
  • Familiar with or experience servicing railroad maintenance of way equipment
  • Familiar with Freightliner, John Deere, and Case operating systems.

Salary and Benefits:

Hourly Wage: $27.62 (Journeyman) to $28.95 (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.

How do I apply?

Click HERE to fill out the on-line 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 application. NICTD encourages applicants to complete the online application and upload a resume. The opportunity will remain open until the position is filled. 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 (219) 874-4221 ext 253 between 7:30 am and 3 p.m.

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

NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

NICTD intends to hire a full time Patrol Officer to serve and protect the passengers, employees, and infrastructure of the South Shore Line commuter railroad service. As Indiana’s only municipal transit police department, NICTD Transit Police are responsible for the safety and security of approximately 3.6 million passengers annually and a 90 mile rail system that extends from the South Bend Regional Airport to downtown Chicago. Police headquarters are located in East Chicago, Indiana. Officers have bi-state law enforcement authority for Indiana and Illinois. Note: All candidates, irrespective of military or civilian experience, must also possess a current Tier 1 Police Officer Certification in good standing from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. The District does not accept Illinois credentials, railroad credentials, or Tier 2 Indiana credentials. The District also is unable to hire officers pending Tier 1 certification.   Qualified officers are encouraged to apply at their earliest opportunity. Click HERE for a copy of the complete position description.

Description:

- Pro-actively patrol all NICTD owned and operated facilities.

- Investigate crimes and accidents.

- Pro-actively promote safety and ensure compliance with criminal laws as they pertain to railroad property in Indiana and Illinois.

- Partner with local law enforcement jurisdictions and emergency responders to ensure a safe transit environment.

- Work indoors and outside, in all types of weather, on foot, in patrol cars, and on trains.

- Other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Police.

Position Requirements:  

Mandatory: The successful candidate must have at least two (2) recent years of prior law enforcement service with at least one (1) recent year of actual patrol service. Military veteran candidates not meeting this civilian experience requirement may substitute relevant military police experience for civilian experience. However, all candidates, irrespective of military or civilian experience, must also possess a current Tier 1 Police Officer Certification in good standing from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. First preference is for candidates who are vaccinated for COVID-19 or who have evidence of a bona fide medical or religious exemption from the vaccine. Candidates who are presently undergoing vaccination for COVID-19 also receive first preference in consideration.

Skills preferred, but not required, include:

(a)        Community policing.

(b)       Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Spillman record management systems.

(c)        Fluency in a foreign language.

(d)       Transportation Security Administration training from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

(e)        Ability to work and communicate effectively in highly stressful conditions.

(f)        Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills; ability to work with fellow employees and passengers, and other parties in the general public.

(g)        Valid driver’s license with a safe and insurable driving record.

(h)       Willingness to work varied shift hours, varied days off, holidays, and extended hours as may be needed to respond to operational circumstances.

(i)         Superior record concerning safety attitude, attendance, and work performance.

(j)         Ability to multi-task among competing short term priorities while maintaining a pleasant disposition.

(k)        Must successfully pass a post-offer employment physical and background investigation including, but not limited to, drug, alcohol, and psychological evaluations.

(l)         Successful candidates who receive offers must complete a one (1) year probationary period so as to confirm their stated skills and appropriate demeanor for a police officer.

Schedule: This work has varying schedules that include night, weekend, and holiday assignments. Mandatory overtime may be required consistent with the needs of the District. Schedules under normal circumstances are seven 12 hour shifts per two week pay period plus varying amounts of overtime depending on officer availability and the needs of the service. While not frequent, patrol officers may need to respond on short notice to operational exigencies or as directed by the Chief of Police. More information on the specifics regarding availability can be obtained during the interview process.

Supervision: The position reports to the Chief of Police.

Salary and Benefits: Full time patrol officers receive:

- $63,057 is the current annual salary based on a forty (40) hours of service work week. Hourly overtime rates apply when scheduled above forty (40) hours per week to meet the needs of the service for special events or other mandatory overtime.

- Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund (NOT the 1977 Police and Fire Fund).

- Social Security.

- Supplemental pension plan after one year of service. Officers receive a contribution amount equal to eight (8) percent of their annual scheduled salary, paid in installments quarterly in arrears. There is no matching requirement to receive this benefit.

- Vacation (Three weeks annually from date of hire to 10 years of service. Four weeks annually from 10 years to 20 years of service. Five weeks annually after 20 years.).

- Holidays (police receive compensation for 11 holidays a year).

- Health club partial reimbursement and clothing allowance.

- Continuing education reimbursement.

- Health, dental, vision and life insurance for the officer, spouse, and dependents. Officer contribution for self and family can be as low as $0 per month depending on the officer’s participation in voluntary wellness program initiatives.

- Take home squad car program.

- Weapons supplied; expense allowance for on-duty uniforms.

Details are available during the interview process. Relocation benefits are not available.

How To Apply:

Submit a written resume outlining training, experience, and work history to: NICTD Police Patrol Officer Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.   A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in this assignment and why you believe you are 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 5 p.m., on Friday, June 17, 2022.   You may send the documents by mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or e-mail to: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. Late letters and/or resumes will not be accepted. Phone calls and walk-ins expressing interest are not acceptable. The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered mail or e-mails. Persons who desire to assure delivery of their request for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. Apply early; the District reserves the option to close the application period before the stated deadline in the event that a satisfactory candidate is identified and selected for employment.

Questions: Contact Bjarne Henderson, NICTD Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext. 223, if you have questions about this specific opportunity or notice. Do not use this number for questions or information on other posted positions or opportunities.    

 

NICTD 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.