• Safety & Training Manager

    Location(s) USA-LA-Westlake
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Mon-Friday Occassional weekend or night shift coverage
    Operations Leadership
  • Overview

    Are you looking for an opportunity grow in the rail industry?  Savage is looking for a Safety & Training Manager  who will assist the Operations Manager to strengthening the safety implementation, increase employee engagement and support operational leadership. 


    This is a full time position that will allow you to enjoy a full package of BENEFITS, including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, retirement plan, paid time off, growth opportunities and life insurance plans and company paid certifications and training. 



    • Professional interaction and collaboration with other Savage Team Members and customers
    • Assist with quarterly operational self-assessments 
    • Coach, develop, guide and mentor team members to reflect the Savage safety culture
    • Ensure the completion and documentation of all orientation, technical, and site specific training
    • Lead Safety Specialists and Safety Specialists Training
    • Certify all training and refresher training has been completed according to the job and site specific required training plan
    • Train, test, and sign off on company and site specific rail related training
    • Assist in development of written procedures
    • Be knowledge and proficient in all laws and safety regulations governing performance  
    • Provide required rail related site/job specific training to new and current team members 
    • Update and Track safety KPI’s
    • Assist with MOC when required
    • Perform daily and weekly observations/audits and proficiency tests with feedback


    • Hands-on experience in rail-car switching, locomotive operations, and/or track maintenance
    • Hands on, hard-working, self-starter
    • Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions with minimal supervision
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Strong written and Oral communication skills
    • Ability to work rotating shift schedule and overtime when needed
    • Ability to travel to other sites as needed 


    • 3+ years of leadership experience in industrial rail operations AND safety and training areas required
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate in Safety Management (CSM) preferred but not required

    Physical Requirements

    • Commitment to working safely at all times
    • Ability to be exposed to the outdoor elements
    • Must be physically able to do the following:
      • Climb on and off railcars and locomotives safely
      • Operate railcar hand brakes
      • Operate rail switches
      • Walk long distances
      • Consistently bend, stoop kneel and climb on elevated surfaces
      • Work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time
      • Lift up to 50 lbs consistently throughout the course of a shift
      • Operate basic hand tools
      • Wear required PPE 

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


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