• Mechanic

    Location(s) USA-TX-Big Spring
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Skilled Labor
  • Overview

    The primary responsibility of the Mechanic will be to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment


    • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance (fueling, greasing, oil changes, inspection) on mobile heavy equipment at our crude and pipe transload facilities, which includes, but is not limited to: wheel loader, 20,000-lbs forklifts, locomotive, etc.
    • Troubleshoot and perform major and minor repairs to mobile heavy equipment. Repairs include electrical, suspension, brake, hydraulic, and air systems,
    • Some welding and fabricating
    • Assists with other facility mechanical repairs as necessary
    • Maintain shop cleanliness and parts inventory
    • Learn and partner with the Maintenance Manager to utilize the CMMS system as a tool of organization and preventative maintenance record keeping
    • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with regulatory requirements
    • Follow proper safety rules, maintenance and operating procedures
    • Assist with writing and revising maintenance procedures as needed
    • Support other areas of the operation, as deemed by the Maintenance Manager, even in areas outside typical heavy equipment mechanic duties


    • Experience troubleshooting and repairing heavy equipment such as Volvo and Cat Excavators and Loaders
    • An expert in identifying and diagnosing needed repairs by computer based systems, being able to visually recognize problems a big plus
    • Willing to live and/or relocate to the Big Spring area
    • Has an invested interest in operational safety
    • Be able to read, write and understand English and follow written and/or verbal instructions
    • Welding experience a plus
    • Willingness to do a significant amount of preventative maintenance
    • Prepared to help with anything requiring attention, as directed by the Maintenance Manager
    • Environmental awareness
    • Able to lift 100 lbs
    • Knowledge and experience using a CMMS is helpful
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Effective interfacing with internal leadership, direct reports, external vendors and other team members
    • Self-starter capable of working independently, in line with company goals, strategies and policies
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and carry critical projects to completion
    • A strong record of continuous improvement, personal development and attention to detail
    • The chosen candidate will have a value system that will embrace our culture


    • High School Diploma or greater
    • Prior experience as a heavy duty mechanic required
    • Certifications preferred but not required

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to walk long distances
    • Must be able to climb ladders/steps and work at elevated heights
    • Must be able to stand, stoop and crawl
    • Must be able to lift 50lbs frequently

    For more information, email resumes to ErinSimpson@savageservices.com 



    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 offers 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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