• Crane Operator

    Location(s) USA-LA-Garyville
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    12 hour shifts, rotating day and nights
    General Labor
  • Overview

    Are you tired of the same old job, day in and day out?

    Maybe it's time to join a Team where every day brings something new and exciting!


    In addition to an excellent Benefit package, that includes, PROFIT SHARING, PAID TIME OFF, medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, life insurance plans, and retirement plans, the successful candidate will have opportunities for career advancement.


    Petroleum Coke Cutter/Bridge Crane Operator who will be responsible for operating all equipment necessary to remove Pet Coke from large drums including: jet pumps, hydro cutters, delta valves, and any asset pertaining to the coke unit and load-out system which Savage operates. This operation is located within the Marathon Refinery in Garyville, LA. At this operation, we cut and empty material contained within large silos called Coke Drums, gather the non-hazardous material called Petroleum Coke with overhead cranes, then load onto conveyor system which carries it away to another site for ship loading or other means of transport.


    • Perform proper decoking techniques by following all associated procedures while paying close attention to hot spots and
      allowing for extra quenching where needed
    • Working with the Crane Operator to un-head and re-head the coke drums, as well as performing the final sweep of the coke drum
    • Operate crane to maintain proper pit & pad storage and load coke from pad to grizzly hopper by following all associated procedures
    • Maintain good and open communication with Crane Operator, Supervision, Managers and Maintenance Personnel via radio and other proper means
    • Help maintenance personnel with equipment maintenance when additional manpower is needed
    • Properly inspect equipment prior to and post operating and report any additional maintenance needs and conduct frequent
      audits on the crane and other heavy equipment
    • Maintain clean work space by removing trash and debris from all areas of responsibility including structures, offices, restrooms, break rooms, vehicles, crane cab, etc
    • Complete all necessary documentation as required including JHA's, permits, log entries, audit sheet, daily check sheets, etc.
    • Learn other positions as time permits


    • Must have a current TWIC card at the time of application 
    • Maintenance: mechanically inclined and have worked in jobs that require you to have ability to trouble shoot or fix
      mechanical breakdowns
    • Equipment Operation: experience operating several different types of heavy equipment from various manufacturers 
    • Refinery or Industrial Plant Operations: experience with high safety standards and dangers of working in these types of
    • Current and working knowledge of jet pumps, Valves and FlowServe equipment
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks 
    • Ability to pay extreme attention to detail, while being patient and able to avoid all distractions 
    • Strong written and oral communication skill in English with level equal to or higher than B2 according to CEFR
    • Working in an industrial/refinery or construction setting
    • Hands on Exposure with maintaining equipment using hydraulics, electrical trouble shooting, and pneumatics
    • Operating back hoe, front end loader, dozer, or other heavy yellow equipment is a plus
    • Solid knowledge and experience operating bridge crane
    • Following safety regulations and written procedures within a refinery or chemical plant is a plus
    • Coke cutting experience or drilling operations
    • Mechanical Technician diploma; Mechanical Engineering diploma preferred
    • Must pass pre-employment drug screen, physical and criminal background check
    • Must be able to learn and understand the oil refining process and safety culture that comes with it


    • High school diploma/GED


    Physical Requirements

    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs frequently
    • Physically able to handle large tools
    • Must be able to climb on and off the equipment, ascend and descend a ladder
    • Should not have a fear of heights
    • Must be able to stand, kneel or crawl
    • We operate 24/7, therefore our employees work a rotating schedule
    • Ability to work outside in any condition and on extreme heights


    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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