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Rail Switchman

Portland, TX, USA Req #11289
Friday, February 9, 2024
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.  

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

·       We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
·       $150/year steel toe boot allowance 
·       Paid Holidays 
·       Excellent Benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with match
·       Rotating shift: 12 hour rotating shifts (days / nights / weekends / holidays) 

What you will be doing

  • 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!
  • Participate in and promote Savage safety program
Requirements of a successful Rail Switchman 
  • A high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance
  • 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 rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
  • Work experience in an industrial environment 
  • For safety reasons, must be able to read, write and understand, and follow written and/or verbal instructions in English
  • Clear drug / alcohol test / criminal background check 

·       Here are some of the physical requirements of this role

  • 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
  • Portland, TX, USA