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Industrial Rail Switchman

Westlake, LA 70669, USA Req #7304
Friday, October 8, 2021

Savage is hiring!!  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)
  • $80/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:     
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance
  • Basic computer skills
  • 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 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
  • Valid drivers license

·       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

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Westlake, LA 70669, USA