Savage Services

Assistant Operation Manager

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
6am-3pm/3pm to Midnight (opposite manager)
Operations Leadership



Responsible for assisting with the leadership of a specialized team in planning, organizing and managing day to day operations.   Ensuring railcar switching is done in a safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner.


  • Understanding of logistics, utilization of equipment & people, to meet customer service expectations.
  • Hands on leader with operational and technical skills to ensure that “best practices” are being utilized. 
  • Able to work shift when needed to cover/train certain job positions
  • A positive leader with the ability to be proactive in problem solving, directing people, and utilizing coaching techniques for improving behaviors
  • Understands maintenance of equipment and the Savage Maintenance Program
  • Ability to train right, treat right, lead, and build teams.
  • Create an environment where people are committed to professionalism and cleanliness
  • Teach and promote personal responsibility for identifying safe behaviors, maintain safe conditions, and environmental responsibility
  • Cleanliness of site and assist in the 5S Program
  • Competent locomotive operator
  • Willing to work different shifts and weekends as needed
  • Ability to develop a switching plan
  • Ensure the customer rail switching services are provided in a safe timely manner
  • Learn the Savage S7 Operating System
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Lead Safety Specialists and Safety Specialists
  • Work with customer to better understand their expectations to ensure a trusted relationship


  • Hands-on experience in railcar switching and/or track maintenance
  • Be committed to reinforce the Savage culture
  • Be able to communicate effectively both in front of a group and one-on–one
  • Be the leader front line employees value and choose to follow
  • Willing and wanting to work different shifts to ensure team members are properly supported
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to adapt to changing operation demands,
    • Assess hazards to service expectations
    • Revise work (MOC)
  • Ability to work with and perform basic computer operations (spreadsheet, word processor, and email operations)
  • Good written and oral skills with an ability to communicate with co-workers, customers, and other Company personnel
  • Be willing to travel at a minimum of once a year to attend company required meetings


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Have 2+ years of experience in railroad and/or industrial rail operations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Have the physical health to work with the employees in the operation and train them in their jobs and assignments
  • Be able to lift 75 lbs. consistently throughout the course of each shift
  • Ability to climb up and down railcars
  • Ability to walk up to 3 miles per day on ballast and uneven surfaces
  • Ability to work outside in different environments
  • Willing to work different shifts and weekends as needed 


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 competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.


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


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