Track and B&B Department Trainer - Internal Applicants Only

Michigan City, IN
Full Time
Mid Level

NICTD intends to hire a full time Track and B&B Department Trainer to perform training, qualification, and oversight duties within its Track and B&B Departments. Duties include, but are not limited to, new hire, GCOR/RRW, machine operator, foreman, continuous welded rail (CWR), welder, & FRA213 training, EETS officer, and other managerial and safety enforcement duties as assigned.  Trainer will review and expand on current training programs, including working with consultant trainers.  Shall assist in the investigation of accidents and incidents.  This person may also be required to assist the Roadmasters in track safety inspections from time to time.  This person may also be required to serve as a hearing or investigation officer from time to time.  Must have and maintain valid motor vehicle operating licenses.

Position Requirements:   NICTD is only accepting applications at this time from current NICTD employees.  The following are some of the skills that will be considered in the selection of candidates for interviews:


  • Satisfactory record of GCOR and Roadway Worker experience. 
  • Foreman, machine operator, and welding experience.
  • Coursework or experience in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Powerpoint, Excel, and Word.  
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills; ability to attain results when working with others.  
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • While normal work hours are Monday through Thursday, applicants must be willing and able to work varied shift hours, varied days off, and extended hours as needed to meet training, audit, or other deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task among competing short term priorities while maintaining a professional and pleasant disposition.

Applicants are advised that this is a management position.  Information within their NICTD personnel and attendance files may be considered as a factor in the final selection decision.  Persons offered the position are subject to a post-offer physical examination (including drug and alcohol screening tests) and background evaluation (review of felony and trust related criteria). 


Supervision:  The position reports to the Director of Track and Structures.


 Salary and Benefits:  The starting salary range for qualified candidates is $60,000 to $70,000 per year.  Actual salary will be set with consideration to budget, experience, and education.  Life insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, comp time, limited free travel on NICTD trains for self and family, supplemental pension plan, and medical/dental/vision health benefits are provided.  The position is subject to pension benefits and contribution obligations administered by the Railroad Retirement Board.  Details are available during the interview process. 


Physical Demands Must be in good physical health to fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.  This is an indoor/outdoor position where the trainer frequently must be able to work and walk in difficult environmental conditions or to locations not accessible by motor vehicle.  Work is done 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.

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:

Applicant Note: This application form is intended for use in evaluating your qualifications for employment. It is not an employment contract. Please answer all questions completely and to the best of your ability. False or misleading statements are grounds for refusal or termination of employment and benefits.

Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment decisions.


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