• Refinery Operations Manager

    Location(s) USA-LA-Garyville
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Operations Leadership
  • Overview

    The Operations Manager position will provide managerial oversight at Garyville Refinery. 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.




    • Sets an example of high integrity and fair treatment of others
    • Demonstrate a commitment to “zero occurrences” by effectively leading the safety, health and environmental efforts at the operation
    • Effective utilization of the “Safety Specialist” program as a tool for accomplishing the safety goals of the operation and for developing future leadership
    • Development of a business plan and execution of the plan including budgeting, projecting and cost management
    • Build and maintain strong customer relationships
    • A leader with the ability to solve problems and make decisions both individually and in a team environment
    • Understands maintenance of equipment and maintenance management




    • Basic understanding of material handling facilities and equipment including the associated components and maintenance thereof
    • 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
    • Able to see the “big picture”
    • 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




    • BS degree; Engineering degree preferred but not mandatory
    • Experience with project management and/or engineering



    Team/People Skills


    • Ability to lead a team in an industrial setting, effectively balancing customer, company and employee needs
    • Understands and is committed to the growth and development of co-workers
    • Is willing to delegate and/or involve others where appropriate (Shared Leadership)
    • Ability to effectively communicate on several different levels (Customers, Employees and other Managers)
    • Sets tone, motivates and persuades employees to follow his/her example in the areas of safety, health and the environment
    • Ability to interact and work effectively with vendors, always maintaining a high level of integrity


    Physical Requirements


    • The ability to wear full PPE including a hard hat, hearing & eye protection, steel-toed shoes and pass the necessary tests to be able to wear a respirator.  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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