• Operator - Water Transfer

    Location(s) USA-ND-Williston
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Days and nights
    General Labor
  • Overview

    Savage/Ames Water Solutions is hiring! 


    Full-Time positions with competitive pay!  This position also pays a Quarterly bonus of up to 4%!


    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. 


    Water Transfer Operators safely and successfully rig-up, operate and tear down direct water transfers to include the use of pumps, hoses, and heavy equipment.



    • Operate equipment necessary to layout and complete transfer systems such as tractor and hydraulic hose reels
    • Operate equipment necessary to heat water and load trucks, tanks or transfer lines as necessary
    • Inspect, maintain and operate transfer equipment, booster pumps and water meters
    • Input tracking data into designated computer/terminal
    • Complete paperwork as needed
    • Learn and understand water depot operation and direct water transfers and how it relates to the big picture of the fracking process
    • Identify problems that may arise and work as a team toward a solution that meets a customer's specific needs
    • General Maintenance of transfer equipment("bolt on –bolt off")
    • Assist with cleaning, housekeeping and snow removal as necessary
    • Work safely in an independent environment by following procedures, identifying hazards, encouraging safe behavior and lead by example
    • Cross train in other operations areas within the Savage Water Solutions, and other Savage businesses 



    • Must possess a valid State-issued driver's license
    • Mechanically inclined. Any experience with maintaining mechanical systems strongly preferred (hydraulic, pressure systems, troubleshooting, etc.)
    • Experience working in an industrial, physical environment
    • Able to meet performance standards by working safely and efficiently in a minimal supervision environment
    • A sound understanding, or aptitude to learn, piping systems and pumps used in water movement
    • Experience operating, or aptitude to learn, heavy equipment
    • Sees cleanliness as a priority
    • Basic computer skills
    • Ability to plan and adjust at times to meet each customer/project unique needs and to maximize effectiveness
    • Creates and maintains strong relationships with coworkers, customers and land owners including good interpersonal skills, professionalism and customer service
    • Remains alert during long periods of observations
    • Good Hand, Eye coordination
    • Class A, Hazmat CDL preferred
    • Clean MVR
    • Possesses the following attributes: honest, friendly, professional attitude, fair, sense of urgency, prompt and punctual



    • A High School Diploma
    • Experience in the oil field or other industrial environment preferred

    Physical Requirements

    • Willing to live and work in Northwest North Dakota
    • Must be prepared to work either day or night shifts, including weekends and holidays
    • Can work a rotational schedule – 4 days on, 4 off, 12+ hour days; days or nights, flexible
    • Will Regularly lifts 50 lbs, climb up into trucks and tractors, walk on uneven ground, push, pull, stoop and crawl on a variety of terrains
    • Exposed to the harshest of outdoors weather conditions 


    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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