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Material Handling - Operator

Williston, ND 58801, USA Req #318
Monday, January 27, 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 Services has an immediate opening for a Water Transfer Specialist, come join our team of dedicated individuals. 


Responsibilities / Job Duties

  • Operate equipment necessary to heat water and load trucks, tanks or transfer lines as necessary
  • Inspect, maintain and operate transfer equipment, booster pumps and water meters
  • Input tracking data into designated computer/terminal
  • Complete paperwork as needed
  • Learn and understand water depot operation and direct water transfers and how it relates to the big picture of the fracking process
  • Identify problems that may arise and work as a team towards a solution that meets a customer's specific needs
  • General Maintenance of transfer equipment("bolt on –bolt off")
  • Assist with cleaning, housekeeping and snow removal as necessary
  • Work safely in an independent environment by following procedures, identifying hazards, encouraging safe behavior and lead by example
  • Cross train in other operations areas within the Ames Water Solutions business 



  • CDL Preferred but not required
  • Mechanically inclined. Any experience with maintaining mechanical systems strongly preferred (hydraulic, pressure systems, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Experience working in an industrial, physical environment
  • Able to meet performance standards by working safely and efficiently in a minimal supervision environment
  • A sound understanding, or aptitude to learn, piping systems and pumps used in water movement
  • Experience operating, or aptitude to learn, heavy equipment
  • Sees cleanliness as a priority
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to plan and adjust at times to meet each customer/project unique needs and to maximize effectiveness
  • Creates and maintains strong relationships with coworkers, customers and land owners including good interpersonal skills, professionalism and customer service
  • Remains alert during long periods of observations
  • Good Hand, Eye coordination
  • Class A, Hazmat CDL preferred
  • Clean MVR
  • Possesses the following attributes: honest, friendly, professional attitude, fair, sense of urgency, prompt and punctual



  • A high school diploma
  • Experience in the oil field or other industrial environment preferred


Physical Requirements:

  • Willing to live and work in  North West North Dakota
  • Can work a rotational schedule – 14 days on, 7 off, days or nights
  • May also be asked to be available for callouts- 24/7, 365.
  • Will regularly lifts 50 lbs., climb up into trucks and tractors, walk on uneven ground, push, pull, stoop and crawl on a variety of terrains
  • Exposed to the harshest of outdoors weather conditions 


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
  • Williston, ND 58801, USA