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Material Handling - Operator Equipment

Pueblo, CO, USA Req #10956
Friday, November 17, 2023

Savage Services is hiring a Material Handling-Equipment Operator.  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. 

The Material Handling-Equipment Operator will be responsible for safely performing basic tasks required to operate the coal handling system, operate industrial mobile equipment, and perform general maintenance on equipment and facilities at a coal-fired power plant. 

Pay Range $22.00 to $28.00 per hour 

These are just a few of the benefits you can expect from working with Savage:

  • A safety-focused culture that appreciates our Team Members
  • Uniforms and laundry service
  • Paid Time Off (“PTO”)
  • Paid holidays
  • Built-in overtime
  • Profit Sharing
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) matching, Health savings account, Flexible expending account, and parental Leave.
  • A Team Member driven safety culture
  • A commitment to helping our Team Members do things that they never dreamed possible 

What you will be doing:

  • Actively participate in Savage’s safety programs.
  • Perform daily inspections of equipment for safety and operational deficiencies.
  • Perform basic tasks in the operation of the Coal handling system
  • Operation of Heavy Industrial Equipment for the purpose of stockpiling coal, maintaining roads, application of dust suppression, etc.
  • Execute general maintenance on mobile equipment, conveyor systems, crushers and train unloading systems.      


  • Must possess a positive, forward-thinking, safety-minded attitude.
  • Must be willing to work any shift, including weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed
  • Experience in the operation of dozers, front-end loaders, excavators, and other heavy equipment
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English, follow written and/or verbal instruction, and possess basic math and computer skills
  • 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 


  • High School or GED
  • 5+ years of experience

Physical Requirements

  • Work in an environment containing coal dust, hazardous noise, confined space, and in hot or cold environments
  • Work at heights, climbing stairs, and climbing ladders
  • Walk on uneven ground up to 3 miles per shift
  • Must be able to pass a fit test and pulmonary function test for the purposes of wearing a respirator and recertify annually or as needed
  • Lift up to 50 pounds frequently

Job Type: Full-time

Additional Information:
The complete job description is available upon request
Savage has been designated as a Military Friendly Employer.
Savage has been recognized as a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association 
Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.
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For more information or questions about opportunities at Savage, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Pueblo, CO, USA