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Coal Operator

Brush, CO 80723, USA Req #120
Thursday, November 21, 2019
With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire Right, Train Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.


The Coal Handler's primary responsibilities include operating coal handling equipment & general labor duties including but not limited to: clean-up of equipment, work areas and grounds. The Coal Handler will report directly to the Team Leader.


  • Operates conveyor system to transport dry bulk products
  • Operates dozer/loader to move coal and feeder conveyor
  • Unload trains, and close railcar doors
  • Operates locomotive
  • Startup, monitor, and shutdown equipment in accordance with applicable safety and environmental practices and policies
  • Completes visual and daily safety inspection of equipment to ensure safe operations
  • Performs shift inspection of equipment and communicate potential repair issues to shop mechanic
  • Operates equipment safely and efficiently to limit downtime and minimize costs
  • Performs routine maintenance such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning
  • Operates multiple pieces of equipment
  • Performs other tasks as instructed by Supervisor

  • Experience in operation of dozers, front-end loaders, excavators and other heavy equipment.
  • The ability to work from written and/or verbal instructions
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from Supervisors(s), adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the safety of his or her own self, or the safety of others
  • Can follow all rules and procedures as outlines by Savage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel a plus
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test, background, physical and reference check


  • High School or GED


Physical Requirements

  • Be willing to work any shift, including weekends & holidays
  • Be able to wear a respirator
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Have the ability to lift approximately 0-25 lbs. unassisted and regularly
  • Have the ability to lift approximately 0-50 lbs. occasionally
  • Be able to climb stairs and work at various heights
  • Have the ability to work in hot or cold environments and that contains dust 


Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.


Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace

Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

Having trouble with our application?  Please call 800-233-0883 for assistance.

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Brush, CO 80723, USA