Transload Operator

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
2 weeks on, 1 week off
General Labor



 The primary responsibility of the Transload Operator is to safely load crude from truck to tank and from tank to railcar at Savage's Bakken Petroleum Rail Services Hub in Trenton, North Dakota. 


  • Prepare the rail tank cars for loading; including a thorough inspection  
  • Load unit trains and manifest railcars with crude produced in North Dakota using fixed and mobile loading racks by removing tank domes, maneuvering the loading arms and operating the control panel
  • Assist Crude haulers with unloading their trucks and safely transloading their load into Savage's holding tank system, by hooking up hoses, checking for leaks and operating the control panel
  • Ensure receiving and shipping paperwork is neat, accurate and verified
  • General Maintenance ("bolt on –bolt off") as well as cleaning, housekeeping and snow removal
  • 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
  • Partner with the maintenance team to ensure the facility operates smoothly
  • Monitor pipeline movements/deliveries


  • 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 physical, reference checks, drug screen, motor-vehicle report and criminal background check 
  • Able to routinely lift 50-lbs and swing a 10-lbs sledge hammer
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions: extreme wind, snow, rain, heat and cold 
  • Comfortable be 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. 
  • 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 Willing to reliably fulfill the following work schedule: 14 days on 7 days off.  Day Shift 5am-5pm or Night Shift 5pm-5am



  • A high school diploma
  • Experience in the oil field or other industrial environment preferred
  • Some experience in a rail environment a plus 

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, retirement plans, paid time off and opportunities for future growth.


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



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