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Locomotive Operator

Iowa, USA ● Muscatine, IA 52761, USA Req #11005
Monday, November 20, 2023
At Savage Services, 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.

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

  • culture that appreciates our Team Members
  • Profit Sharing, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays
  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $150/year steel toe boot allowance 
  • Excellent Benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with match
  • Rotating shift: 12 hour rotating shifts (days / nights / weekends / holidays) 
Position Summary:
The Locomotive Operator is responsible for the safe and timely movement and switching of rail cars within the Monsanto Muscatine facility. The expectation for this position is to understand and follow Savage Rail's operating procedures and policies based on classroom and field training.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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


  • Ability to perform basic maintenance
  • Basic computer skills
  • 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
  • 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
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
Location on Google Maps
  • Iowa, USA
  • Muscatine, IA 52761, USA