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Track Maintenance Foreman

Salt Lake City, UT, USA Req #249
Monday, January 6, 2020
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’s Maintenance of Way Team is dedicated, results driven and customer focused, always communicating to find a better way.
Their “team first” mentality results in a collaborative work environment that provides top-notch customer service. Be the difference!

Savage is looking for an experienced Track Foreman who will be responsible for leading a specialized team in planning, organizing and managing our rail operations, insuring track maintenance, track inspections, upkeep on MOW equipment is done in a safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient manner. Coverage could include sites in WY, CO, UT, MT NV, KS, IA, TX, ID, LA and other sites as assigned.

Local Position - Based in Salt Lake City, UT area (must live within 50 miles of SLC)
* You will be traveling about 70% * 
Starting at $56k (based on experience) 


  • Cost effective management of track maintenance, track inspections, MOW equipment upkeep
  • Manage customer contracts and rate structures 
  • Identify opportunities to expand and develop new business
  • Develop and execute a business plan (including budgeting, projecting, variance analysis, and cost management)
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Team Members, Customers and Vendors
  • Manage daily communication with customers for scheduling and other issues to ensure a smooth and safe operation.
  • Promote a safety culture where each employee has the value and attitude that unsafe behaviors and conditions will not happen on their shift 
  • Work with administrative systems to support meeting deadlines
  • Set an example of professionalism and customer service
  • Hands-on leadership with operational and technical skills to ensure that "best practices" are being utilized
  • Create a team environment where people exhibit professionalism and cleanliness and experience professional and personal growth
  • Ability to hire, train, treat right
  • The ability to develop and build successful teams and bench strength
  • Develop systems to maximize the effective utilization of people and equipment
  • In depth understanding of rail track maintenance and track inspection/assessment to ensure that our people, equipment and material are utilized to full potential
  • Approximately 70% travel required to assigned locations 


  • A positive leader with the ability to be proactive in problem solving, making decisions, organizing and directing people, and utilizing coaching techniques for improving behaviors
  • Hands on, hard-working, self-starter
  • In-depth knowledge of Track is required
  • Must have leadership skills to ensure Team Members follow procedures at all times even when no one is watching
  • Possesses experience and knowledge with;
    • Track maintenance of way operations
    • FRA Track Safety Standards and Railroad operating/maintenance rules, GCOR
    • OSHA, 1910 General Industry
    • FRA, CFR 49 (Transportation/Engineering)
    • MSHA
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Written and oral skills with an ability to communicate with co-workers, customers, and other company personnel
  • Proficient in computer and operations (spreadsheets, word processor, powerpoint and email operations)
  • Effective time management skills
  • Dynamic personality to lead employees and put safety first
  • Possesses experience and knowledge with: 
       -MOW Equipment
       -Track Maintenance
       -Track Inspections


  • 5+ years of  railroad industry/track maintenance and hands-on experience required
  • One year or more of supervisory or management experience
  • College degree preferred


  • Must be able to work outdoors in various climates and all types of weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 75 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Must be able to climb steps and ladders
  • Must have the ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time
  • Should have the ability to use basic hand tools





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

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

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  • Job Family Player Coach
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 70
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA