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Rail Switchman

Gregory, TX, USA ● Portland, TX, USA Req #8607
Monday, June 20, 2022

At Savage, we pride ourselves on providing our Team Members with a focus on safety not typically seen in other companies . You will enjoy working in a 5S environment that is safe to work in and free of clutter while receiving top-notch safety training and procedures to ensure that everyone makes it home every night to their loved ones. Hire Right, Train Right, Treat Right…it’s the Savage way.  

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

  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $80/year steel toe boot allowance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent Benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with matching
  • Rotating shift: 12 hour rotating shifts (days / nights / weekends / holidays) 
What you will be doing:

  • Assist with spotting cars on the correct track; move empty cars and build the outbound train
  • Visually inspect rail cars and perform air brakes inspections
  • Cross train and willingness to assist in the different functions performed at the facility
  • Operate a locomotive -we provide training and certification!
  • Participate in and promote Savage safety program
    Requirements of a successful Rail Switchman: 
    • A high school diploma, or equivalent
    • Ability to perform basic maintenance
    • Active Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC card)
    • Ability to attend and pass all training associated with job related coursework. This includes but is not limited to:  OSHA, HazMat and FRA related courses.
    • Ability to travel to other sites to assist in switching and training requirements
    • Willingness to wear required PPE
    • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
    • Work experience in an industrial environment
    • Ability to read, write and understand English 
    • Clear drug / alcohol test / criminal background check 

    ·       Here are some of the physical requirements of this role:

    • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
    • Comfortable with heights
    • Walk 5+ miles per day on uneven terrain, etc. 
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
    • Ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long 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.
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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
    Location on Google Maps
    • Gregory, TX, USA
    • Portland, TX, USA