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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

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 $24.14 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:  You must NOT have applied for this opportunity in 2021 or 2022.  If you are a first time applicant, or someone who did not already apply for this opportunity in 2021 or 2022, you are eligible to apply.  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.  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, August 5, 2022, 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 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.  All persons accepted for employment must be willing to participate in mandatory weekly self-testing for COVID-19 and its variants unless medically exempted.

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.  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.  This is a rolling application process.  Apply early; the District reserves the option to close the application process if 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 intends to hire a Help Desk Technical Support Administrator to help operate and maintain its business information technology (IT) and positive train control (PTC) systems.  Help Desk Technical Support Administrators provide 365/7/24 implementation and troubleshooting services for all of the District’s employees and their associated computer systems.  Other assignments include real-time oversight of all systems, periodic updates, network monitoring, system troubleshooting, and related diagnostics.  Applicants must have excellent technical knowledge and be able to communicate effectively about problems and solutions. They must also be customer-focused and patient with difficult customers.  Click HERE for the full position description.

Schedule: Interested candidates must be willing to work weekday and weekend coverage and all shifts (morning, afternoon, and overnight). Schedules and assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the service, PTC System progress, and staffing requirements for the department. The successful applicant must accept off-duty calls from their manager for help with situational emergencies. 

Salary and Benefits:  The salary range for this opportunity is $44,000 to $52,000 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.

Work EnvironmentThe employee will be in an office environment unless system requirements trigger a need to work in another indoor or outdoor work area.  The noise level ranges from quiet to moderately loud.

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 Help Desk Technical Support Administrator and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required.  The mail or hand delivery address is: Help Desk PTC Technical Support Administrator Opportunity, Attn:  Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN  46360.  The e-mail delivery address is:  bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.  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.           

                                                                 

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description:  This entry level opportunity is for persons who truly enjoy customer service, have strong mental math skills, and possess either mechanical or leadership potential.  Collectors ensure that the South Shore Line’s passengers are properly greeted, pay correct fares, receive information regarding their destinations, and arrive at their destination safely.  Specific tasks include assistance to passengers when boarding or alighting from coaches, help with luggage and packages, answering passenger questions, collecting proper fares, handling passenger emergencies, remitting funds collected from passengers, and coordinating with the conductor and engineer in the safe operation of the train.  During their career, collectors must accept promotion as directed by management to service as a conductor or engineer.  Locations and assignments are determined by seniority.  Persons should expect to work weekends, nights, holidays, relief assignments, and without choice of location.  Some positions also require being “on call” for twenty-four (24) hour periods.   Must be 21 years of age.  Click HERE for full position description; including mandatory and preferred skill requirements.

Medical Guidance:  Candidates must be willing to take a weekly COVID-19 screening test unless exempted by their physician.  Candidates who have proof of vaccination from COVID-19 receive priority in the interview process. 

Prior Railroad Experience:  Candidates with prior railroad experience must be able to show proof of good standing with their prior railroad employers to be considered for an interview.  A copy of a furlough notice or a reference letter from the railroad is acceptable evidence of good standing.

Salary and Benefits:  Wages start at $20.45/hr and increase 5% per year until maximum rate of $27.26 is reached.   Promoted employees will earn up to $30.84/hr as conductors and $31.19/hr as engineers.  The benefits include pensions, commissions, tuition reimbursement, medical care, dental care, and life insurance.

Work Location:  Assignments are based on seniority.  You must be willing to accept work assignments at Hammond (starting 2024) or Michigan City.

How To Apply:  Click HERE to begin the application process.  NICTD does not accept requests for interviews or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes.  Follow and complete all of the requirements within the link to be considered for the position.  You are encouraged to upload a resume and/or cover letter along with your completed application.  Applicants who do not complete all portions of the application will not be considered.  

IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS:  If you have previously applied on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Winn at shelly.winn@nictd.com or (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 opportunity for consideration; NICTD reserves the option to close this solicitation early and without advance notice. 

THE SOUTH SHORE LINE 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.