• Wash Rack Laborer

    Location(s) USA-LA-Westlake
    Job ID
    2018-4504
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    General Labor
  • Overview

    Have you been seeking an opportunity to work with railcars?  Savage is seeking a DYNAMIC new team member whos primary responsibility is to safely and timely wash and perform minor repairs on rail cars within the customer’s facility in Westlake, LA.   

     

    This position 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.

    Responsibilities

    • Operate a railcar mover to spot rail cars, unload, and build outbound trains
    • Inspect rail cars and perform minor maitnance to include caps, hatches, screens, eye bolts and latches
    • Report liner defects and other issues or concerns that cannot be repaired by the Wash Rack Laborer
    • Professional interaction and colaboration with other Savage Team Members and customers
    • Participation in safety training programs, which may require brief and occassional travel
    • Assist with maintenance, clean-up, and other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Ablility to follow written and/or verbal instructions with minimal supervision
    • Ability to pass a skills test on the type of work performing
    • Dependability in attendance required
    • Ability to work Holidays and weekends as needed 
    • Ablility to work rotating shift schedule and overtime when needed
    • Ability to travel to other sites as needed 

    Education/Experience

     

    • Minimum of 1 year experience in the Rail Industry is preferred, but not required
    • Valid Drivers License 

    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 Right, Train 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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