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Operations Manager - Pueblo, CO

Pueblo, CO, USA Req #8382
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Operations Manager is responsible for leading a Team in safely planning, operating and maintaining our Coal Handling Facility.  The Manager ensures Customer and Company owned materials are received, handled, and reclaimed in a safe 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

Responsibilities / Job Duties: 

  • Possesses experience and knowledge of coal handling and/or terminal operations, bulk commodity handling, rail and conveying, equipment maintenance and logistics
  • Execute and teach the S7 Delivery System to ensure safe, consistent service to our Customer
  • Ability to build strong relationships with Customers, understand their contracts and rate structures
  • Desire to promote a safety culture within the Team that reflects a value and attitude that all Team Members are committed to safety, and work safely, even if no one is there to watch
  • Has the capability to develop and execute a business plan including budgeting, projecting, variance analysis, and cost management
  • A positive leader that is proactive in problem solving, decision making, organizing and directing Team Members, and is able to utilize coaching techniques to manage retention
  • Hands on leadership that demonstrates professionalism and superior customer service
  • Create an environment where Team Members are committed to professionalism and cleanliness


  • Hands on, hardworking self-starter, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have strong leadership skills to ensure Team Members are safe, efficient, and act with integrity and professionalism
  • Good written and oral skills with an ability to communicate well with Customers, Team Members, and other contractors or vendors
  • Experience in rail safety, procedures, switching, and track maintenance preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of applicable Local, State, and Federal requirements
  • Desire and willingness to learn and grow within the position and Company


  • Previous managerial experience of 10+ Team Members preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree with engineering/technical emphasis preferred
  • 5+ years of industrial operations and maintenance experience in the materials handling, marine, rail or similar industries.
  • Experience developing/implementing a proactive maintenance strategy for an industrial facility, including Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) competency
  • Project management experience ($250K+)

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work outdoors in various climates and, at times in excess of 12 hours, day or night shift during emergency situations
  • Able to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Able to climb steps and ladders and work at heights
  • The ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven surfaces for extended periods of time
Additional Information:
Savage has been designated as a 2022 Military Friendly Employer.
Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace. 

Applications are open only to those with the qualifications listed, and we will screen or decline candidates based on those qualifications.

Eligible full-time Colorado Team Members may participate in the Savage benefit package, which currently includes medical, dental, and vision plans; Company-paid life, AD&D and disability insurance; supplemental life and disability options; health savings and flex spending accounts; profit sharing; and a 401(k) plan with match. Part-time Team Members are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan with match, profit sharing, and may be eligible to participate in the medical plan depending on hours worked.  Our benefits package may change from time to time.   This position is eligible to participate in the Savage annual bonus program.

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Other details

  • Job Family Team Leader
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $88,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $93,000.00
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Pueblo, CO, USA