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Industrial Rail - Switchman

1515 W 6th Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042, USA Req #281
Thursday, January 9, 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.

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.   
We are looking for a Rail Switch man who's primary responsibility is to safely and timely switch rail cars within the customer’s facility in El Dorado, KS.

Work Schedule: 12 hour rotating shifts (days / nights / weekends / holidays)
Job Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Daily rail car movement in our customers facility located
  • Ensure all policy and procedures are followed by personnel, customers and vendors
  • 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!
  • Savage is a military friendly company. Previous military experience and proven ability to follow procedures is a plus


    • Participate in and promote Savage safety program
    • Ability to perform basic maintenance
    • Basic computer skills
    • 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 Holidays and weekends
    • Clear drug / alcohol test / criminal background check 


    • One year or more of Rail Industry experience is a plus
    • Work experience in an industrial environment
    • A high school diploma, or equivalent

    ·        Physical Requirements 

    • 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
    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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    Other details

    • Job Family Skilled Player
    • Pay Type Hourly
    • 1515 W 6th Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042, USA