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Operations Manager Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne, WY, USA Req #8379
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Major Purpose: 
Responsible for leading a specialized team in planning, organizing and managing one of our rail operations, ensuring railcar switching and spotting is performed in a safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner. 

These are just a few of the benefits you can expect from working with Savage:

  • A culture that appreciates our Team Members
  • Paid Time Off (“PTO”)
  • Paid holidays
  • Profit Sharing
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing, paid sick leave, paid brakes, and opportunity for future growth.
  • A culture of safety

Job Duties: 

  • Daily communication with customers and railroads on scheduling and other issues to ensure a smooth and safe operation.
  • Participate in budget preparation, management of financial information
  • Possesses experience and knowledge with;
    • Locomotive In-Plant Switching Operations
    • SIT Yard Switching Operations
    • Steaming, unloading and loading of railcars
    • Minor railcar Maintenance
    • Minor track Maintenance
  • Provide "Worry-Free" service to the customer on every shift every day.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with customer contacts
  • Ability to understand the customer contract and rate structure
  • Learn, implement, teach, and execute the S7 Operating System
  • 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
  • Ability to delegate and utilize time management
  • Ability to develop and execute a business plan (including budgeting, projecting, variance analysis, and cost management)
  • 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 in balance
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors
  • Work with administrative systems to support operation to meet deadlines
  • Set an example of professionalism and create an environment where people are committed to professionalism and cleanliness
  • Hands on leadership with operational and technical skills to ensure that "best practices" are being utilized
  • 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
  • Hands-on experience in railcar switching and/or track maintenance highly 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 preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is required to work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Must be able to work outdoors in various climates for up to 12 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
Additional Information:
Savage has been designated as a 2022 Military Friendly Employer.
Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.
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For more information or questions about opportunities at Savage, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

Other details

  • Job Family Team Leader
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $83,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $93,000.00
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Cheyenne, WY, USA