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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 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

Summary Job Description:  The purpose of this job is to fabricate, repair, maintain, and rebuild machined components of NICTD’s railroad passenger cars as well as provide machined components for other departments as needed.  This job also inspects, repairs, and replaces components on NICTD’s railroad passenger cars.  The ideal candidate must possess verifiable technical training in basic machine tool operations, lathes, boring mills, saws, drill presses, milling machines, and various hand tools.  The ideal candidate must also possess verifiable ability to properly interpret blueprints and schematics.  Work requires the ability to lift items weighing as much as 50 pounds on an occasional basis.  Work may require the use of ladders and in close quarters; balance is essential.  A significant portion of the work requires standing. Candidates must have the ability to complete assigned responsibilities independently with minimal supervision while also working in a team structured environment.  Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are essential.  The location of work is Michigan City, Indiana and assignment times are based on seniority.  A new shop may open in Hammond, Indiana in 2025.  Successful candidates should expect to work the night shift, weekends, some holidays, and relief assignments.  Click HERE for the complete job description.

Minimum Educational & Age Requirements:  High school or GED equivalent; at least eighteen (18) years of age, and at least one of the following two options:

(1)  Trade school one- or two-year certificate or degree, including potential May 2023 graduates, in machining or heavy industrial maintenance; OR

(2)  At least six (6) months of verifiable on the job machinist training or experience with tools and work as described in the summary job description. 

Veterans with military training or assignments in industrial maintenance or machining specialties may substitute their military training and assignments for civilian trade school degree or civilian experience.

Other Requirements:   

(1)  Must be in good physical health to fulfill the essential functions of the assignment, with or without reasonable accommodations. 

(2)  Must be able to read, write, and communicate clearly and fluently 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.

(3)  Mechanical aptitude, good physical strength and endurance, good interpersonal skills when interacting with supervisors and fellow employees.

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

(5)  Ability to work in Michigan City or Hammond, IN based on seniority and needs of the service. 

(6)  Reliable transportation to/from home and work in Michigan City or Hammond, IN.

(7)  Must be able to pass drug test, physical examination, and satisfactory background check as a condition subsequent to any offer of employment.

Salary and BenefitsThe hourly rate for this entry level opportunity varies between $25.09 and $31.71 based on qualifications.  Overtime may be available at premium rates but is not guaranteed.  Pension, supplemental pension, vacation, personal days, life insurance, health care, vision, and dental plan are included in the compensation package.  

How to Apply:  Click HERE to apply.  IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS:  If you have previously applied on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Shelly Winn at shelly.winn@nictd.com (219) 874-4221 ext. 253 to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

This is a rolling application process.  Apply early for best consideration.  Applicants who do not complete the on-line application form (with or without resume) and questionnaire will not be considered. NICTD does not accept requests for interviews or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes.  Application for this opportunity does not guarantee an interview. 

QuestionsContact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.

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 that may require 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:

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.  

Salary and Benefits

Wages start at $19.20/hr for laborers and increase 5% per six months until maximum rate of $25.60 reached.   Machine operators earn hourly rates between $26.29 and $28.50 depending on the machine.  Benefits include pensions, tuition reimbursement, medical care, dental care, college tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

How do I apply?

Click HERE to start the online employment application.  You may upload a resume (with or without a cover letter) during the application process.  If you are a former railroad employee, you must also upload evidence of good standing from your most recent place of railroad employment.  This can be a letter from a supervisor or a notice of furlough.  While uploading a resume is optional, you must complete the application and all required tests.  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

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.