Operator - Transload

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
4 on, 3 off
General Labor


We have immediate openings for Transload Operators at our Bruderheim, Alberta operation.  We offer competitive wages and benefits, and opportunities for advancement for the most qualified team members! 


Savage CANAC Corporation, an established supply chain solutions company, is seeking transload operators to load and unload railcars with oil and gas products at a rail terminal near Bruderheim, Alberta.


  • Prepare the rail tank cars for loading; including a thorough inspection  
  • Will follow written procedures to load and unload unit trains and manifest railcars of bitumen and other products using fixed and mobile loading racks
  • Complete and verify receiving and shipping paperwork and ensure its neat and accurate
  • General Maintenance ("bolt on –bolt off") as well as cleaning, housekeeping and snow removal
  • Communicate with other train crew members and other invested parties, by radio, signals or by other means to aid in the movement and operation of trains    
  • Look to expand the role into rail switching and/or locomotive operation
  • Handle problems as they arise and initiate steps to resolution 
  • Commit to Safe work practices  through situational awareness, following standard operating procedures, receiving constructive criticism and watching out for the health and wellness of others
  • Take an active role in the site’s safety program including participation in safety meetings, conducting facility inspections and participating in behavioral observations
  • Partner with the maintenance team to ensure the facility operates smoothly


  • A sound understanding or aptitude to learn the transloading of liquid commodities including hazardous materials 
  • Understands, or willing to learn, railroad operations and safety 
  • Mechanically Inclined
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Committed to working safely at all times including a commitment to the policies and procedures of the operation
  • Positive attitude and a good team member
  • Must pass a pre-employment reference checks, drug screen and criminal background check 
  • Must be able to attend and pass all courses associated with job related coursework. This includes, but it not limited to: WHIMIS, Savage Rail Operations, H2S Alive and TDG
  • Willing to reliably fulfill a rotational schedule



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in the oil field or other industrial environment preferred
  • Some experience in a rail environment a plus 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to routinely lift 50#
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions: extreme wind, snow, rain, heat and cold
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the job including opening and closing railcars dome lids,  climb railcars (heights), crawl under railcars, walk long distances on uneven terrain, etc. 

Savage Services is an innovative supply-chain solutions company. We are the leading provider of fully integrated systems, designed and operated to solve unique logistics and materials management challenges for industrial companies throughout North America. 


We offer competitive benefits that include; medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plan and opportunities for future growth.


Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace. 


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