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Material Handling - Operator

North Dakota, USA ● Trenton, ND 58801, USA ● Williston, ND 58801, USA Req #8388
Friday, May 13, 2022

Our Water Transfer Operators come to Savage for the challenge, growth and focus on safety, but they stay because of the outstanding culture that exists here. Our company was founded on processing and transporting materials for our customers. We understand and respect our Team Members as the lifeblood of what we do. Team Members are encouraged to find a better way and are enabled to “do things they never dreamed possible”. 

CDL Class B or Above required


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

  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Annual steel toe boot allowance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Profit Sharing
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with match

Here is what you will be doing 

  • Rig-up and tear down water transfer systems including pumps, meters, hoses and manifolds
  • Operate equipment necessary to layout and complete transfer systems such as tractor, skid-steer and hydraulic hose reels
  • Operate equipment necessary to load trucks, tanks or transfer lines as necessary
  • Inspect, maintain and operate transfer equipment, booster pumps and water meters
  • Input tracking data into designated computer/terminal
  • Complete paperwork as needed
  • Learn and understand water depot operation and direct water transfers and how it relates to the big picture of the fracking process
  • Identify problems that may arise and work as a team towards a solution that meets a customer's specific needs
  • General Maintenance of transfer equipment ("bolt on –bolt off")
  • Assist with cleaning, housekeeping and snow removal as necessary
  • Work safely in an independent environment by following procedures, identifying hazards, encouraging safe behavior and lead by example
  • Cross train in other operations areas within the Ames Water Solutions business  

Requirements of a successful Water Transfer Operator

  • CDL Class B or Above required
  • Mechanically inclined. Any experience with maintaining mechanical systems strongly preferred (hydraulic, pressure systems, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Experience working in an industrial, physical environment
  • Able to meet performance standards by working safely and efficiently in a minimal supervision environment
  • A sound understanding, or aptitude to learn, piping systems and pumps used in water movement
  • Experience operating, or aptitude to learn, heavy equipment
  • Sees cleanliness as a priority
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to plan and adjust at times to meet each customer/project unique needs and to maximize effectiveness
  • Creates and maintains strong relationships with coworkers, customers and land owners including good interpersonal skills, professionalism and customer service
  • Remains alert during long periods of observations

Here are some of the physical requirements for this role

  • Willing to live and work in North West North Dakota
  • Can work a rotational schedule – 20 days on, 10 off, days or nights
  • May also be asked to be available for callouts- 24/7, 365.
  • Will regularly lifts 50 lbs., climb up into trucks and tractors, walk on uneven ground, push, pull, stoop and crawl on a variety of terrains
  • Exposed to the harshest of outdoors weather condition
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 Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $23.00
Location on Google Maps
  • North Dakota, USA
  • Trenton, ND 58801, USA
  • Williston, ND 58801, USA