Operations Manager

Location(s) USA-TX-Amarillo
Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Operations Leadership


The Operations Manager position will provide managerial oversight of Xcel Energy’s Harrington Station coal handling facility.


  • Set an example of high integrity, safe practices and fair treatment of others
  • Demonstrate a commitment to “zero occurrences” by effectively leading the safety, health and environmental efforts at the operation
  • Effectively utilize the “Safety Specialist” program as a tool for accomplishing the safety goals of the operation and for developing future leadership
  • Development and execution of a business plan including budgeting, projecting and cost management
  • Build and maintain strong customer relationships
  • Will oversee maintenance of equipment and maintenance management
  • Other duties as assigned

There will be other opportunities to support the company in varying capacities at times.  Occasionally the Operations Manager will be asked to contribute in ways which may include the support of existing Savage operations as well as the development of new ones.  These contributions will require interaction with people from all parts the company and in different industries.  Additionally, there will be periodic regional meetings that will require attendance as well as periodic company and safety meetings.  Travel will be required for any or all of these activities.


  • BS degree; Engineering degree preferred but not required
  • Basic understanding of material handling facilities and equipment including the associated components and maintenance thereof
  • Experience with project management and/or engineering
  • Knowledge of computers and related hardware/software; knowledge of computer networks and programmable logic controllers a plus
  • Above average spreadsheet and word processing skills
  • Ability to write in English coherently with proper grammar and tone
  • Understanding of heavy, industrial equipment from an operating and safety perspective
  • Ability to manage projects from conception to final commissioning
  • Experience with a computerized maintenance management system a plus but not required
  • Willing to study and learn new technical skills and techniques


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to wear full PPE including a hard hat, hearing & eye protection, steel-toed shoes
  • Must pass respirator fit test
  • Some of the work will be outdoors, working alongside field personnel, climbing stairs, ladders and on/off material handling equipment


With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.



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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