• Process Operator

    Location(s) USA-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    General Labor
  • Overview

    Gulf Sulphur Services (a division of Savage Services), an established materials management company, is seeking a Process/Equipment Operator to work at our Sulphur Handling Operation located in Chicago, Illinois.  At this operation we receive shipments of sulphur (via semi trucks equipped with tank trailers) in molten form that is produced in oil refineries and store this sulphur in large storage tanks.  From these tanks, this sulphur is then pumped to a priller where we turn the molten sulphur into small pellets which allows us to store sulphur as a solid in much larger quantities on the ground.   From here, we can load sulphur onto a portable conveyor system that allows for us to load barges on the Calumet River. Sulphur is a non-hazardous naturally occurring mineral.  It is only considered a hazardous material when in molten form as it maintained at approximately 275°F.


    This position is full time position to cover 24/7 operations working bi-weekly rotating day and night shifts, with flexibility for schedule changes due to customer and facility requirements.  Must be willing to work overtime as workload dictates, nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

    Must be able to:

    • Work safely and efficiently with minimal supervision
    • Operate process equipment
    • Perform routine maintenance on equipment
    • Equipment operation (skid steer, conveyors, front end loaders, aerial lift, etc.)
    • Perform inventory management
    • Complete logs/documentation as it relates to monitoring/operating process equipment
    • Able to work shifts, including nights and weekends
    • Understands maintenance of equipment and the Savage Maintenance Program
    • Create an environment where people are committed to professionalism and cleanliness
    • Cleanliness of site and assist in the 5S Program
    • Learn the Savage S7 Operating System


    • Detail oriented
    • Able to work outdoors year round in all conditions
    • Possess excellent mechanical skills
    • Be able to walk several miles per day
    • Be able to lift 50 lbs without assistance
    • Be able to climb/stoop/crawl
    • Be able to work on elevated surfaces
    • Willing to do any and all tasks that require attention
    • Learn new skills that will help you perform job safer, better and more efficiently
    • Must have exceptional aptitude to learn and abide by processes /procedures and conduct numerous transfers of hazardous materials each days


    Industry Background Preferrd:

    • Have 3+ years of experience in industrial and/or plant operations
    • Sulphur or Petroleum Coke Handling
    • Knowledge of steam systems
    • Heavy Equipment Operation
    • Electrical Troubleshooting
    • Conveyor Maintenance


    General Experience/Requirements:

    • Read, write and comprehend English
    • Must have strong mechanical skills, experience working with your hands
    • Prior experience handling hazardous materials or refinery bi-products a plus
    • Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and background check
    • Personal Protective Equipment must be worn at all times

    Physical Requirements:

    • Be able to walk several miles per day
    • Be able to lift 50 lbs without assistance
    • Be able to climb/stoop/crawl
    • Be able to work on elevated surfaces


    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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