Savage Services

Operator - Water Transfer

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Days and nights
General Labor


Savage/Ames Water Solutions is hiring!  Full-Time positions with benefits!


Water Transfer Operators safely and successfully rig-up, operate and tear down direct water transfers to include the use of pumps, hoses, and heavy equipment.



  • Operate equipment necessary to layout and complete transfer systems such as tractor and hydraulic hose reels
  • Operate equipment necessary to heat water and load trucks, tanks or transfer lines as necessary
  • Inspect, maintain and operate transfer equipment, booster pumps and water meters
  • Input tracking data into designated computer/terminal
  • Complete paperwork as needed
  • Learn and understand water depot operation and direct water transfers and how it relates to the big picture of the fracking process
  • Identify problems that may arise and work as a team towards a solution that meets a customer's specific needs
  • General Maintenance of transfer equipment("bolt on –bolt off")
  • Assist with cleaning, housekeeping and snow removal as necessary
  • Work safely in an independent environment by following procedures, identifying hazards, encouraging safe behavior and lead by example
  • Cross train in other operations areas within the Savage Water Solutions, and other Savage businesses 



  • Must possess a valid State-issued driver's license
  • Mechanically inclined. Any experience with maintaining mechanical systems strongly preferred (hydraulic, pressure systems, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Experience working in an industrial, physical environment
  • Able to meet performance standards by working safely and efficiently in a minimal supervision environment
  • A sound understanding, or aptitude to learn, piping systems and pumps used in water movement
  • Experience operating, or aptitude to learn, heavy equipment
  • Sees cleanliness as a priority
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to plan and adjust at times to meet each customer/project unique needs and to maximize effectiveness
  • Creates and maintains strong relationships with coworkers, customers and land owners including good interpersonal skills, professionalism and customer service
  • Remains alert during long periods of observations
  • Good Hand, Eye coordination
  • Class A, Hazmat CDL preferred
  • Clean MVR
  • Possesses the following attributes: honest, friendly, professional attitude, fair, sense of urgency, prompt and punctual


Physical Requirements:

  • Willing to live and work in North West North Dakota
  • Must be prepared to work either day or night shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Can work a rotational schedule – 4 days on, 4 off, 12+ hour days; days or nights, flexible
  • Will Regularly lifts 50 lbs, climb up into trucks and tractors, walk on uneven ground, push, pull, stoop and crawl on a variety of terrains
  • Exposed to the harshest of outdoors weather conditions 


  • A high school diploma
  • Experience in the oil field or other industrial environment preferred

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.





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