• Industrial Rail Operations Manager

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

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    Savage is looking for a team member that has industrial railswitching and supervisory experience to lead a specialized team in planning, organizing and managing one of our rail operations, ensuring railcar switching, loading, warehouse and wash rack procedures are done in a safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner. 


    This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off, growth opportunities and more!


    • Participate in budget preparation, management of profit and loss, and daily communication with customers and railroads on scheduling and other issues to ensure a smooth and safe operation
    • Possesses experience and knowledge with;
      • Locomotive in plant-switching operations
      • SIT yard switching operations
      • Polymers loading
      • Flake/powder loading
      • Wash rack cleaning & drying
      • Warehouse management
      • IBC handling
      • Track Maintenance
    • Provide "Worry-free Consistency" service to the customers on every shift every day
    • Learn, implement, teach, and execute the S7 Operating System
    • Ability to build strong relationships with customer contacts
    • Ability to understand the customer contract and rate structure
    • Ability to delegate and utilize time management well
    • Ability to develop and execute a business plan (including budgeting, projecting, variance analysis, and cost management)
    • Ability to promote a safety culture where each employee has the value and attitude that unsafe behaviors and conditions will not happen on their shift
    • Committed to teaching and promoting personal responsibility for identifying and performing safe behaviors, conditions, and environmental responsibility
    • A positive leader with the ability to be proactive in problem solving, making decisions, organizing and directing people, and utilizing coaching techniques for improving behaviors 
    • Innovative solutions driven to keep employee turnover low
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors
    • Work with administrative systems to support operation to meet deadlines
    • Set an example of professionalism and customer service
    • Hands on leadership with operational and technical skills to ensure that "best practices" are being utilized
    • Create an environment where people are committed to professionalism and cleanliness
    • Create an environment for team building with emphasis on individual development and growth


    • In-depth knowledge of locomotive operations is a plus
    • Loading and warehouse management a plus
    • Must have leadership skills to ensure team members follow procedures at all times even when no one is watching 
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
    • Ability to work with and perform basic computer operations (spreadsheet, word processor, and email operations), and general office organization 
    • Good written and oral skills with an ability to communicate with co-workers, customers, and other company personnel 
    • Hands-on experience in railcar switching and/or track maintenance preferred but not required 
    • Knowledge of local, state, and federal requirements 
    • Desire and willingness to learn 


    • College degree preferred 
    • 3+ years management experience
    • 3+ years of industrial railcar switching experience  

    Physical Requirements

    • This position is required to work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions 
    • Must be able to work outdoors in various climates for up to 12 hours 
    • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds on an occasional basis 
    • Must be able to climb steps and ladders 
    • Must have the ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time 
    • Should have the ability to use basic hand tools 

    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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