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NICTD owns, operates and maintains a high-speed main line railroad between Chicago, Illinois, and South Bend, Indiana. This opportunity for full time service as a roadmaster is an entry level full-time management position with opportunity for advancement within the Engineering Department. Because NICTD is a regional railroad with a small staff, roadmasters play a critical role in ensuring that the right of way is maintained in a safe and delay-free condition to support high-speed passenger rail and heavy-haul freight railroad services. The successful candidate must enjoy the challenge of teamwork, varying assignments, outdoor work, irregular work hours, and working with unionized work forces.

Qualifications

(1) Applicants must meet at least one of the following four education/experience options:

(a) a bachelor or higher degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology; or

(b) an associate or higher degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology and two (2) or more years of railroad track construction, maintenance, and related supervision; or

(c) five (5) or more years of railroad track construction, maintenance with at least one (1) year of related supervisory experience; or

(d) a combination of two (2) or more years of college education in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology without a degree and two (2) or more years of railroad track construction, maintenance, and related supervision.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must fulfill at least one of the above four mandatory options to be considered. Applicants who do not meet at least one of the above mandatory options will not be considered. Receipt of resume from non-qualifying persons will not be acknowledged.

(2) Additional requirements are posted within the full job description. Click HERE for a copy of the full job description.

Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 depending on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others with comparable assignments. The benefit package includes a defined benefit pension administered by the Railroad Retirement Board, generous healthcare benefits, dental program, supplemental defined contribution pension plan, and liberal paid vacation. Passes for travel for self and family (restrictions apply).   Details are available during the interview process. Credit for time served in other railroad employment will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements. Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

How to Apply: Deliver, mail, fax, or e-mail a resume to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address below. NICTD does not accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes. The deadline for receipt of applications is 9 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. Apply early for consideration; this is a rolling application process. NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity earlier than the stated deadline upon selection of a successful candidate. Persons who desire confirmation that a resume has been received may contact Ms. Shelly Winn at (219) 874-4221, ext 253. Contact information for delivering resumes:

Director Human Resources & Labor Relations

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Attn: Roadmaster Opportunity

601 N. Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Fax: (219) 872-5841; E-Mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com


NICTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Description: Track & Structures Laborer - Works with crews to maintain, repair, and replace railroad track, structures, and other railroad assets. Uses hand tools and machines (spike mauls, tie tongs, track wrenches, and jack hammers) to accomplish assigned tasks. Lifts and carries track material, performs basic plumbing and structural repairs, and clears right-of-way of vegetation and litter. Operates track machines or drives company vehicles when not employed as a laborer.

Mandatory overtime or a 4-10 work schedule may occur. Layoffs are possible but not anticipated. Must be willing to be headquartered at Hammond, Gary, or Michigan City as determined by seniority and needs of the service.  Click HERE for more information.

Minimum Requirements:

- High school or GED equivalent.

- Must read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently in English so as to understand and follow the General Code of Operating Rules, communicate essential operational and safety information, and pass periodic rule/safety/technical examinations.

- At least one (1), but less than five (5), years of satisfactory outdoor machine operator, laborer or apprentice laborer experience.  

- At least eighteen (18) years of age.

- Satisfactory driving record. Must be insurable under District fleet policies.

- Has and will maintain a personal home or cell phone along with an internet e-mail address.

- Has basic structural repair and construction skills as evaluated through testing.

- The work is physically demanding. Laborers must be able to work outdoors in all weather situations, on uneven surfaces, lift up to seventy-five (75) pounds, efficiently drive spikes with a spike maul, and work on feet for up to ten (10) hours per day. Mechanical aptitude, good physical strength and endurance, and good interpersonal skills when interacting with supervisors, fellow employees, and others are important.

- Laborers must be available for unplanned overtime and emergency call outs during off-duty hours.

- Reliable transportation to/from Michigan City, Gary, or other work assignment locations between Chicago, Illinois, and South Bend, Indiana.

- Pass a post-offer physical examination, including drug and alcohol tests.

- Flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities. Most of the work assignments will report to headquarters in Michigan City or Gary. However, applicants must have the flexibility to report for work at any location between South Bend, and Hammond, Indiana.

- Must pass a background check relevant to job and personnel functions.

Experience Relevant To Position (preferred but not required to apply): Welding certificates or experience, heavy outdoor maintenance work on own or as part of a maintenance crew, experience in grounds maintenance, structure maintenance, heavy equipment operation, railroad maintenance experience, successful work with varying shifts or night shifts, prior licensing for positions in the truck, airline, or rail industry, outdoor or varying shifts in military service. Valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record is preferred. Persons accepted for employment who do not have a Class A CDL are required to obtain same during their probationary period.

Applicant Instructions: Click HERE to begin the on-line 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 on-line application and upload a resume. The opportunity will remain open until the position is filled. Apply early to improve your chance of consideration. 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.



This opportunity as an Assistant Engineer – Track & Structures is an entry-level full-time management position within the South Shore Line’s Engineering Department. The Assistant Engineer – Track & Structures will work closely with the Senior Engineer – Track & Structures and the Manager – Maintenance of Way to plan, supervise, and implement programs and work assignments that keep the District’s right of way and structures in a safe and delay-free condition to reliably support high-speed passenger rail and heavy-haul freight railroad services. The successful candidate must enjoy the challenge of teamwork, planning, responding to unanticipated changes, outdoor work, irregular work hours, and working with unionized work forces.  Click Hhttps://www.mysouthshoreline.com/images/Asst Engnr Track Strux 02102021 1131.pdf?_t=1612980983ERE for a complete copy of the position description. 

Qualifications

(1) Applicants must meet at least one of the following four education/experience options:

     (a) a bachelor or higher degree as of July 2021 in civil engineering, civil engineering    technology, building construction technology; or closely related major; or

     (b) an associate or higher degree as of July 2021 in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology and three (3) or more years of railroad track or commercial structure construction, maintenance, and related supervision; or

     (c) five (5) or more years of railroad track or general industrial construction and maintenance with at least five (5) years of related supervisory experience; or

     (d) a combination of two (2) or more years of college education in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or building construction technology without a degree and three (3) or more years of railroad track or general industrial construction, maintenance, and related supervision.

IMPORTANT: You must fulfill at least one of the above four mandatory options to be considered. Applicants who do not meet at least one of the above mandatory options will not be considered. Receipt of resume from non-qualifying applicants will not be acknowledged.

(2) Proficiency in knowledge and application of Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office Suite (including Word & Excel programs).

(3) Willingness to learn, accepting of work under occasionally highly stressful or uncertain conditions, excellent verbal and written communication skills, valid driver’s license, and no recent drug, alcohol, or felony convictions.

(4) Must be in good physical health to fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. This is an outdoor position. The Assistant Engineer – track & Structures frequently must be able to work and walk in difficult environmental conditions or to locations not accessible by motor vehicle. Work is performed on significantly uneven surfaces, in close proximity to high voltage electrical power, and may require work on snow or ice covered ground during winter. Levels of activity vary from moderate to intense. Stressful situations may occur. Exposure to heat, humidity, cold, rain, sleet, snow, and wind is common.

(5) Must read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently so as to understand and follow the General Code of Operating Rules, federal and state regulations; essential operational and safety information, and pass periodic rule/safety/technical examinations. 

(6) Flexible about unexpected changes in work assignments or priorities. 

(7) Reliable transportation to and from Michigan City, Indiana. Ability to start and end daily assignments at any point between South Bend, Indiana, and Chicago, Illinois, with most assignments and duties originating at Michigan City, Indiana.

(8) Applicants must be US citizens or have other permanent authority to be employed on an indefinite full time basis within the United States. 

Position Schedule: Normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 6:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., hours and work days may change based on service needs. Must be available to work on-call during evenings and weekends for emergencies and weather responses as well as vacation or illness relief for other managers. 

Duties: The Assistant Engineer – Track & Structures’ duties include, but are not limited to, assisting Senior Engineer – Track & Structures with the following tasks:

- Maintenance Program Development & Administration.   Develop maintenance programs to ensure safe and reliable track infrastructure in compliance with FRA and AREMA recommended practices.  Ensure compliance of track and structures with federal track and bridge safety standards. Works with others to develop construction program schedules. 

- Construction Management. Review engineering contract plans, specifications, reports and related documents for one hundred miles of Class IV track, bridges, grade crossings, culverts, commuter station buildings, and maintenance shops. Reviews and evaluates the work of design consultants, construction and maintenance contractors.  

- General Management. Supervise Roadmasters or other work groups with in conjunction with and direction from the Manager MOW, Administer Inspections, Address Claims & Grievance Handling, Capital Improvement Planning, Interview & Hire Employees, and Quality Assurance. Coordination with utilities, regulatory authorities, and municipalities. 

- Purchasing & Asset Management. Assist in records maintenance for track parts, structural parts, and vehicle categories. Works with Purchasing Department to ensure that adequate supplies are on hand to perform projects and periodic maintenance.

- Hearing officer and first level of response to grievances.

- Assists Safety & Rules Department with the coordination and completion of training programs for employees assigned to the department.                               

- Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Supervision: This position reports to the Senior Engineer Track & Structures.

Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $60,000.00 to $75,000.00 depending on skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others with comparable assignments. The benefit package includes a defined benefit pension administered by the Railroad Retirement Board, generous healthcare benefits, dental program, vision program, supplemental defined contribution pension plan, tuition reimbursement, and liberal paid vacation. Passes for travel for self and family (restrictions apply).   Details are available during the interview process. Credit for time served in other railroad or military employment may be applied in determining vacation day entitlements. Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

How to Apply: Deliver, mail, fax, or e-mail a resume to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address below. NICTD does not accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes. A letter explaining why you believe that you are the most qualified person for this opportunity is not required but is strongly encouraged. Apply early for consideration; this is a rolling application process. NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity upon selection of a successful candidate. Persons who desire confirmation that a resume has been received may contact Ms. Shelly Winn at (219) 874-4221, ext 253. Candidates will be advised the following week whether they are selected for an interview. Contact information for delivering resumes: 

Director Human Resources & Labor RelationsNorthern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Attn: Assistant Engineer – Track & Structures Opportunity

601 N. Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Fax: (219) 872-5841

E-Mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com

 

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. Required to complete with passing grades a mandatory class in performing the duties of signal maintainer. Performs other duties as assigned.

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 Motor Vehicle Driving 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.

How To Apply:

- 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 deadline to apply is Friday, February 26, 2021, at 9 a.m. 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. Apply early as 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