• Industrial Rail Switchman

    Location(s) USA-LA-Baton Rouge
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Swing and night 4-4
    General Labor
  • Overview

    Looking for an opportunity to grow in the rail industry?  Savage is looking for a team member who has rail switching experience and will ensure railcar switching and minor railcar maintenance procedures are done in a safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner within the customer’s facility in Baton Rouge, LA. 


    This is a full time position that 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 and company paid certifications and training. 


    Join us TODAY!!


    • The Rail Switch Operater will operate a locomotive to spot railcars, unload, and build outbound trains
    • Inspect railcars and perform air brake inspections and minor car maintenance
    • Professional interaction and collaboration with other Savage Team Members and customers
    • The Rail Switch Operator will participate in safety training programs, which may require brief and occasional travel
    • Assist with maintenance, clean-up, and other duties as assigned


    • Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions with minimal supervision
    • Ability to pass a skills test on the type of work performing
    • The Rail Switch Operator MUST understand the importance of his/her attendance
    • Ability to work Holidays and weekends as needed 
    • Ability to work rotating shift schedule and overtime when needed
    • Ability to travel to other sites as needed 


    • Minimum of 1 year experience in the Rail Industry is preferred
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 
    • Valid Drivers license

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to be exposed to the outdoor elements
    • Climb on and off railcars and locomotives safely
    • Operate railcar hand brakes & rail switches
    • 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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