• Industrial Rail Operations Manager

    Location(s) USA-OH-Marysville
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Mon-Friday in off season/7 days a week on season
    Operations Leadership
  • Overview

    Major Purpose  Responsible for leading a specialized team in planning, organizing and managing one of our rail operations, ensuring railcar switching and minor track maintenance procedures are done in a safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner.


    Responsibilities / Job Duties

    • Participate in budget preparation, management of profit and loss, and daily communication with customers and railroads on scheduling and other issues to ensure a smooth and safe operation.
    • Possesses experience and knowledge with;
      • Locomotive in plant-switching operations
      • Track Maintenance
    • Provide "Worry-free" service to the customers on every shift.
    • Learn, implement, teach, and execute the S7 Operating System
    • Ability to build strong relationships with customer contacts
    • Ability to understand the customer contract and rate structure
    • Ability to delegate and utilize time management well
    • Ability to develop and execute a business plan (including budgeting, projecting, variance analysis, and cost management)
    • Ability to promote a safety culture where each employee has the value and attitude that unsafe behaviors and conditions will not happen on their shift
    • Committed to teaching and promoting personal responsibility for identifying and performing safe behaviors, conditions, and environmental responsibility
    • A positive leader with the ability to be proactive in problem solving, making decisions, organizing and directing people, and utilizing coaching techniques for improving behaviors
    • Innovative solutions driven to keep employee turnover low
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors
    • Work with administrative systems to support operation to meet deadlines
    • Set an example of safety, professionalism, and customer service
    • Hands on leadership with operational and technical skills to ensure that "best practices" are being utilized
    • Create an environment where people are committed to professionalism and cleanliness
    • Create an environment for team building with emphasis on individual development and growth



    • Hands on, hard-working, self-starter
    • In-depth knowledge of locomotive operations is a plus
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Ability to hire right, train right, and treat right all team members
    • Must have leadership skills to ensure team members follow procedures at all times even when no one is watching
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work with and perform basic computer operations (spreadsheet, word processor, and email operations), and general office organization
    • Good written and oral skills with an ability to communicate with co-workers, customers, and other company personnel
    • Dynamic personality to lead employees and put safety first
    • Hands-on experience in railcar switching and/or track maintenance preferred
    • Knowledge of local, state, and federal requirements
    • Desire and willingness to learn



    • College degree preferred
    • 2+ years management experience
    • 2+ years of railcar switching and loading experience required


    Physical Requirement

    • This position is required to work outdoors daily in various elements of weather
    • Must be able to work outdoors in various climates for up to 8 hours
    • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds on an occasional basis
    • Must be able to climb steps and ladders
    • Must have the ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time
    • Should have the ability to use basic hand tools


    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.


     Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term    

     disability, 401K with company match, profit sharing, paid time off and opportunities for growth. 


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


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