• Railroad Transload Operator

    Location(s) USA-NV-Elko
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    General Labor
  • Overview

    Savage Services is seeking a new energetic team member to join our team in Elko, NV!  Have you ever dreamed of being able to build upon your current skill set? Tired of the same old day in/day out? If so, Savage is seeking a Transload Operator who's primary responsibility is to safely and timely, unload, and switch rail cars to trucks within our facility. 


    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.



    • Professional interaction and collaboration with other Savage Team Members and customers
    • Trans-load various materials consisting of both hazardous and nonhazardous bulk liquids and dry bulk products
    • Operate a locomotive and perform rail switch operations
    • Operate trans-loading equipment including an air compressor, boiler system, transfer pumps, filtration units, portable conveyor system, and hand tools
    • Operate mobile equipment including golf carts, farm tractors, passenger vehicles, light and heavy utility vehicles
    • Adhere to Food Safety Standards (as defined by the US Food and Drug Administration)
    • Participation in hazardous material handling and safety training programs, which may require brief and occasional travel
    • Assist with general maintenance, clean-up, and other duties as assigned 


    • Ability to troubleshoot and make repairs to various types of equipment (hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, etc.)
    • Strong mechanical skills 
    • Ability 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 
    • Ability to work overtime when needed
    • Ability to travel to other sites as needed 


    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • 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 rail-cars and locomotives safely
      • Operate rail-car hand brakes
      • Operate rail switches
      • Walk long distances
      • Consistently sit, kneel, squat, bend, stand and climb on elevated surfaces
      • Work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time
      • Lift 15 lbs. and work safely with this weight at knee, waist and shoulder level
      • Lift up to 50 lbs consistently throughout the course of a shift
      • Operate basic hand tools
      • Adherence to personal hygiene and grooming standards as defined by the US Food and Drug Administration
      • 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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