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Yard Jockey

Detroit, MI, USA ● Melvindale, MI 48122, USA ● Michigan, USA Req #11458
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Come work with us! Savage has been designated by USA Today as a Top Workplace and also received recognition as a Military Friendly Employer and a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation.

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

  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Shift: Monday-Friday, day shift, potential weekend overtime may be available
  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $200 annual steel toe boot allowance
  • Paid Holidays & (PTO) 
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, profit sharing and 401(k) with match

Position Overview:

The successful candidate's primary responsibilities include general labor duties including but not limited to general maintenance, landscaping, equipment and vehicle washes, railcar securement, checking inventory, facility inspections, and other physical activities. 

Here is what you will be doing: 

  • Able to operate a company vehicle to transport products across the terminal. 
  • Maintains cleanliness of facility
  • Shovel and sweep work areas
  • Assist other team members with daily tasks
  • Checks and maintains fluid levels in equipment
  • Completes and maintains accurate records related to all activities 
  • Lift approximately 0-50 lbs. occasionally
  • Lift approximately 0-25 lbs. unassisted and regularly
  • Climbs stairs/ladders and work at various heights
  • Other duties may be assigned 

Requirements of a successful Yard Hand:

  • The ability to work from written and verbal instructions
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the safety of his or her own self, or the safety of others
  • Able to work overtime as required
  • Can follow all rules and procedures as outlines by Savage
  • Must be able to read, write, and understand English
  • Must have a valid license

Here are some of the physical requirements for this role: 

  • Ability to work outside in ALL weather conditions (snow, rain, cold temps)
  • Physically able to climb up and down rail cars/ladders safely and work at heights
  • Willing to receive general safety training
  • Able to lift and carry at least fifty (50) pounds
  • In good physical condition to perform essential physical functions of the position
  • Work in an environment containing dust and in hot, cold or wet environment
  • Willingness to wear PPE which could include a respirator
Additional Information:
  • A complete job description is available upon request
  • Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace
  • California Residents Job Application Privacy Notice

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Melvindale, MI 48122, USA
  • Michigan, USA