• Rail Switch Operator

    Location(s) USA-WY-Green River
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    1-11pm or 10pm - 8am Must be willing to work either
    General Labor
  • Overview

    Join Savage as a Rail Switch Operator and be responsible for the safe and timely movement of rail cars within the customers facility in Green River, WY.   Go to Savageservices.com to apply today! 


    Responsibilities / Job Duties:

    • The Rail Switch Operator is responsible for the daily railcar movement in our customer’s facility located in Green River, WY.
    • This individual will work with one other crew member to safely spot railcars at requested locations and build outbound trains for required pick up
    • The Switchman is expected to be cross trained and willing to assist in the different functions performed at the facility.
    • Operate locomotive to spot rail cars on the correct tracks to be loaded/unloaded; move loaded cars to build outbound trains
    • The Rail Switch Operator  will build outbound trains, inspect rail cars and perform air brake inspections.
    • Must be committed to working safely at all times
    • Willing to do whatever necessary to build strong customer relations on a daily basis. 
    • Committed to show up on time on every scheduled work day.
    • Demonstrates courteous, respectful, and cooperative communication and behavior with the customer and other Savage employees at all times.  
    • A willingness to complete any assigned task(s) as long as they have been properly trained.
    • Willing to learn and practice the skills necessary to do the job safely and in a way that adds value to the customers operation and exceed their expectations.




    • This position will report to the Operation Manager
    • Must interact in a professional, courteous, and cooperative manner at all times with other Savage emplyees and the customer
    • They may have the opportunity to participate in Safety Training Programs which may require travel to Salt Lake City, Utah or another location
    • Willing to, on occasion, travel to other sites to assist them in switching their facilities
    • Can read, write, and understand English
    • Able and willing to follow written and/or verbal instructions with minimal supervision
    • Must pass a written and skills test on the type of work that he or she will be performing
    • Willing to help with maintenance, clean-up, and anything else that requires attention, as directed by the Operations Manager and or Supervisor
    • Dependable and shows up for scheduled work shifts
    • Willing to wear required PPE
    • Conducts themselves in a professional manner at all times
    • Learn, understand, and follow all safety procedures and work safely at all times
    • Willing to learn and follow all Savage rules and procedures at all times.  
    • Willing to work holidays and weekends as needed



    • Minimum of 1  year experience in the Rail Industry is preferred, but not required
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent


    Physical Requirements:

    • The Rail Switch Operator must work outdoors every day and as a result will be exposed to the elements
    • Must be able to walk long distances, consistently bend, stoop kneel and climb on elevated surfaces
    • Switch person must be physically able to do the following:
      • Climb on and off railcars and locomotives safely
      • Operate railcar hand brakes
      • Operate rail switches
    • Must have the ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs consistently throughout the course of a shift
    • Should also have the ability to use basic hand tools
    • Able to work rotating shift schedule and overtime when needed

    Savage is an innovative supply-chain solutions company. We are the leading provider of fully integrated systems, designed and operated to solve unique logistics and materials management challenges for industrial companies throughout North America.  Each of us at Savage is committed to integrity and delivering reliable, sustainable services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  We expect our people to be progressive, relentlessly seeking improvement; experiencing opportunities for personal growth by working for a world-class organization and leader in the industry.


    We offer competitive benefits that include; medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for future growth.


    Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace. 



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