Railroad Transload Operator

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
(6am-6pm) 8-10 to 6 closing-or after
General Labor


Savage Services is looking for a DYNAMIC new TEAM MEMBER to join our Columbus, OH operation! 

Have you ever dreamed of being able to add to your skill set? Tired of the same old day in/day out? If so, you could be The One!! 

The Transload Operator's primary responsibility is to safely and timely, unload rail cars to trucks within the customer's facility. It is expected that the Transload Operator will have the ability to understand and follow operating procedures and policies.  


  • Capable to learn various transloads (food grade / feed grade / plastics / HazMats / Non-Haz liquids and dry materials)
  • Willing to travel and receive hazardous material handling training and general safety training
  • Capable to understand and adhere to Food Safety Standards (as defined by the USFDA (US Food and Drug Administration))
  • Capable to learn how to operate various transloading equipment (e.g., air compressor, boiler system, transfer pumps, filtration units, portable conveyor system, etc.),
  • Capable to learn how to operate various stationary and hand-held power equipment (drill-press, bench grinder, electric circular saw, drill, saws-all, etc.), pneumatic tools (air compressor and hand tools (wrenches, hammers, etc.))
  • Equipment troubleshooting (hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, etc.)
  • Understands customer needs (e.g. TRANSFLO, Shipper and/or Consignee)
  • Works with the Operations Manager to reach Facility goals
  • Gives and receives support to other Transload Division Operations as well as other Savage operations when needed
  • Mentors co-workers in job-specific and function-specific tasks and duties


  • Read, write, and understand common English
  • General math skills
  • The Transload Operator must have a valid Driver’s License without restrictions
  • Able to operate or learn to operate transloading equipment; various power, air and hand tools
  • Able to operate or learn to operate various mobile equipment (Golf Carts, Farm Tractors, Transloading Equipment, Passenger Vehicles, Light and Heavy Utility Vehicles)
  • Able to perform light mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Able to perform work safely and productively
  • Able to read, understand and follow standard operating procedures and policies
  • Strong work ethic and attendance commitment
  • Adherence to personal hygiene and grooming standards as defined by the USFDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
  • The Transload Operator will provide 100% adherence to following specific standard operating procedures
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly
  • Is not afraid to ask questions
  • Can accurately read, write and complete all necessary paperwork, technical manuals and SOPs
  • Enforces safety policies and procedures with co-workers, carriers, vendors and visitors


Physical Requirements:

  • The Transload Operator must be physically able to climb up and down railcars/ladders repeatedly (approximately 13’ or 12 ladder rungs)
  • Able to sit, kneel, squat, bend and stand repeatedly and frequently
  • Willing and capable of wearing a full face respirator for extended periods
  • Willing and capable of wearing full body protective over-wear and fall protection for extended periods
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Willing to work with liquid and dry hazardous materials as well as non-haz liquids and dry materials
  • Can carry at least fifty (50) pounds
  • Ability to lift 15 lbs. and work safely with this weight at knee, waist and shoulder level
  • In good physical condition (able to walk one (1) to two (2) miles per shift)
  • Food Grade Personal Hygiene (facial grooming, hands and finger nails clean and trimmed, head hair kept clean and managed, no exposed piercings)



  • Must have High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

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.


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


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



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