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Asphalt Transload Operator II (Power Engineer (5th class or higher))

Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0, Canada ● Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0, Canada ● Melville, SK S0A 2P0, Canada ● Yorkton, SK, Canada Req #11246
Friday, April 12, 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.

Savage is looking for a Power Engineer in Yorkton!!

Are you looking for a company that values you for the work you do?  Our Team Members come to Savage for the challenge, growth and focus on safety, but they stay because of the outstanding culture that exists here. 

Savage’s Vision and Legacy includes a commitment to providing opportunities for people “to do things they never dreamed possible” and guides us in all that we do.

Are you ready to join us and do the right thing, find a better way, and make a difference?

Here are just a few of the benefits you can look to receive working with Savage:   

  • Starting wage $34.00/hour – with annual compensation review
  • Paid uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $200/year steel toe boot allowance 
  • Excellent benefits program including medical, dental, vision, and RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) with match into a DPSP (Deferred Profit Sharing Plan)
  • Due to the nature of the business, some positions are permanent, full time seasonal (approximately March 1 – December 1)


Position Overview To be considered successful in this role, you’ll be expected to safely unload/load trucks and railcars with hot asphalt.  You'll help ensure the safe and efficient operation of the asphalt terminal which includes the production of the quality asphalt products.  You'll also be expected to perform rail switching and railcar mover operations.

Here is a preview of what you’ll be doing:

  • Safely start up, operate, and shut down the boiler
  • Routine inspections on equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation
  • Perform boiler feedwater and cooling water tests.
  • Communicate daily engineering activities with Chief Engineer and update all engineering logs daily.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date maintenance records and work orders.
  • Become proficient in all aspects of terminal operation
  • Handle multiple responsibilities including customer service, monitor efficiencies, use the truck scale, write safe work permits, and assist asphalt orders
  • Load/unload trucks/railcars with hot asphalt product
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot all systems within the terminal
  • General maintenance, cleaning, housekeeping, and snow removal


This is what we need from you

  • Minimum 5th class power engineering required (4th class an asset)
  • Rail, switching, and track mobile experience is a must.
  • Previous transload or experience with an asphalt terminal, a strong asset
  • Strong knowledge of Safe Work Permits and LOTO
  • Mechanically inclined
  • A strong commitment to maintaining safe work practices at all times
  • Strong ability to handle challenges and problem-solve 
  • Willingness to develop your knowledge in emulsion production, quality control and a technical understanding of different products
  • Additional skills we’ll strongly consider to be an asset: 
    • Understanding of P&ID’s and basic flows
    • Process experience in a plant setting
    • Experience in the petrochemical field or other industrial environment

Here are some of the requirements of this role

  • Ability to:
    • work at heights
    • swing a 10-lb sledgehammer
    • walk extensively on uneven terrain
    • lift 50 lbs. 
    • Work and stand on uneven surfaces for prolonged periods of time
    • Work outside for extended periods of time, in all weather conditions
    • Work while wearing a SCBA respirator (this is a clean-shaven work site)
  • Candidates are required to clear a criminal background check, drug screen, and preemployment medical examination.
  • Attend and pass all job-required tests ( WHMIS, TDG, H2S, Fall Arrest, First Aid, and all other site-specific training, as required)
Additional Information:
Savage maintains a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer that complies with applicable human rights legislative requirements, including the duty to accommodate.
For more information or questions about opportunities at Savage, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $34.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0, Canada
  • Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0, Canada
  • Melville, SK S0A 2P0, Canada
  • Yorkton, SK, Canada