Savage Services

Rail Switch Operator

US-DE-Delaware City
Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
General Labor


Savage’s Rail and Switch Operator will service the PBF refinery by safely performing activities related to the rail unloading process such as switching railcars and operating locomotives.


  • Work as a team to move railcars throughout the refinery, acting as a switch operator, grounds person or locomotive operator
  • Guiding the locomotive through the refinery by aligning switches
  • 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    
  • Understands critical service requirements and see they are met by reviewing the days switch list, work with dispatch to understand the priorities for the day and documenting performed activities
  • Perform general maintenance ("bolt on –bolt off") as well as cleaning and housekeeping such as basic preventative maintenance on the locomotive, track inspection, keeping switches free and clear of debris, snow and ice
  • Take an active role in safety program including attendance to all safety meetings, adhere to procedures and ensure safe behaviors of self and coworkers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Understands, or willing to learn, safe railroad operations
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Positive attitude and a good team member
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, reference checks, drug screen, motor-vehicle report and criminal background check
  • Must possess or qualify for a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC card) 
  • Must be able to attend and pass all test associated with job related coursework. This includes, but it not limited to: OSHA, HazMat and FRA related courses
  • Able to reliably fulfill a set rotational schedule (days, nights, 24/7/365).


  • Work experience in an industrial environment
  • A high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Current/valid driver license 


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions: extreme wind, rain, snow, cold, heat, etc
  • Comfortable with heights
  • Walk 5+ miles per day on uneven terrain, etc
  • Must be able to lift 50 lb


Savage 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.  Each of us at Savage is committed to integrity and delivering reliable, sustainable services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  We expect our people to be progressive, relentlessly seeking improvement; experiencing opportunities for personal growth by working for a world-class organization and leader in the industry.


Savage offers competetive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disabilty, 401K with company match, profit sharing,  paid time off and opportunities for future growth.


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


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