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Forklift Operator

Atlanta, GA, USA ● East Point, GA, USA ● Georgia, USA Req #8610
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Savage is hiring!!   Are you looking for a company that values you for the work you do?  Our Forklift 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”.  

These are just a few of the benefits you can expect from working with Savage:
  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $160/year 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:
  • Move bulk materials between rail cars and trailers using a forklift
  • Daily unloading of materials unload trailers and rail cars
  • Ability to understand and follow operating procedures and policies
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate rail car loading systems and equipment
  • Ability to perform work safely and productively
  • Ability and interested in being cross trained on all functions at facility
  • Enforces safety policies and procedures with other Team Members and visitors
  • Ability to perform general maintenance on equipment
  • Assist with other duties within the facility (general maintenance, landscape upkeep and painting)

Requirements of a successful Forklift Operator:

  • Forklift experience (2 years) required
    • Read, write, and understand English
    • Basic math skills
    • Computer skills (light data entry)
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Capable to learn how to operate and maintain rail car/trans loading equipment (e.g., Hoses, portable conveyors, transfer pumps, portable stair systems, small to medium sized equipment, etc.)
    • Ability and willingness to travel to other transload terminals to assist when necessary; may be for up to a week at a time 
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 
    • Savage is a Military Friendly Employer - Previous military experience and proven ability to follow procedures is a plus

    Here are some of the physical requirements for this role

    • Ability to work outside in ALL weather conditions (snow, rain, sub-freezing temps)
    • Physically able to climb up and down rail cars/ladders safely
    • Willing to work with liquid hazardous and dry bulk materials
    • Can carry at least fifty (50) pounds
    • In good physical condition (able to walk one (1) to two (2) miles per shift) 
      
    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
    • Atlanta, GA, USA
    • East Point, GA, USA
    • Georgia, USA