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Industrial Rail - Switchman

Green River, WY 82935, USA Req #159
Thursday, November 28, 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.

Savage is looking for a Switch man who's primary responsibility is to safely and timely switch rail cars within the customers facility.  


Hours are approximately Monday thru Friday 6:30 am-2:30 pm + Call outs and some weekends, subject to change
 Responsibilities / Job Duties

  • The position of rail switch operator is responsible for the daily rail car movement in our customer’s facility located in Green River, WY.
  • This individual will work with one other crew member to safely spot rail cars at requested locations and build outbound trains for required pick up
  • The Switch man is expected to be cross trained and willing to assist in the different functions performed at the facility.
  • Operate locomotive to spot rail cars on the correct tracks to be loaded/unloaded; move loaded cars to build outbound trains
  • Build outbound trains, inspect rail cars and perform air brake inspections.
  • Must be committed to working safely at all times
  • Willing to do whatever necessary to build strong customer relations on a daily basis. 
  • Committed to show up on time on every scheduled work day.
  • Demonstrates courteous, respectful, and cooperative communication and behavior with the customer and other Savage employees at all times.  
  • A willingness to complete any assigned task(s) as long as they have been properly trained.
  • Willing to learn and practice the skills necessary to do the job safely and in a way that adds value to the customers operation and exceed their expectations.


  • Must interact in a professional, courteous, and cooperative manner at all times with other Savage employees and the customer
  • The opportunity to participate in Safety Training Programs which may require travel to Salt Lake City, Utah or another location
  • Willing to, on occasion, travel to other sites to assist them in switching their facilities
  • Can read, write, and understand English
  • Able and willing to follow written and/or verbal instructions with minimal supervision
  • Must pass a written and skills test on the type of work that he or she will be performing
  • Willing to help with maintenance, clean-up, and anything else that requires attention, as directed by the Operations Manager and/or Supervisor
  • Dependable and shows up for scheduled work shifts
  • Willing to wear required PPE
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • Learn, understand, and follow all safety procedures and work safely at all times
  • Willing to learn and follow all Savage rules and procedures at all times.  
  • Willing to work holidays and weekends as needed 


  • Minimum of 1  year experience in the Rail Industry is preferred, but not required
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 

Physical Requirements:

  • Switch person will work outdoors every day and as a result will be exposed to the elements
  • Must be able to walk long distances, consistently bend, stoop kneel and climb on elevated surfaces
  • Switch person must be physically able to do the following:
    • Climb on and off rail cars and locomotives safely
    • Operate rail car hand brakes
    • Operate rail switches
  • Must have the ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs consistently throughout the course of a shift
  • Have the ability to use basic hand tools
  • Able to work rotating shift schedule and overtime when needed
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
  • Green River, WY 82935, USA