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Industrial Rail Switch Operator

Oregon, OH, USA ● Toledo, OH, USA Req #6584
Friday, April 30, 2021
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.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily rail car movement in our facility located in Toledo, OH.  

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

  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • Annual steel toe boot allowance 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Excellent Benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with match

What you will be doing

  • Operate a locomotive
  • 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
  • Participate in and promote Savage safety program
  • Communicate with Team Members, railroad employees by radio, signals or other means to give and receive train operations information and aid in the movement and operation of trains
  • Prepare necessary paperwork associated with the movement of the rail cars
  • Understand and adhere to rail rules and regulations as prescribed by Savage, our customer, and the Railroad
  • Have the desire to build strong customer relations on a daily basis

Requirements of a successful Locomotive Engineer

  • Understands the importance of good communication with the customer and other Savage Team Members
  • 1+ years Engineer or conductor experience
  • Strong customer service and ability to professionally deliver service to the customer
  • Ability to read, write and understand English and able to follow written and/or verbal instructions
  • Cross train to assist in all areas of the Operation
  • Works safely at all times including the willingness to wear required PPE
  • Must follow all rules and procedures as outlined by Savage 
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 

Here are some of the physical requirements of this role

  • Ascend and descend ladders and steps and should not have a fear of heights
  • They should also have the ability to use basic hand tools
  • Must be able to lift 80 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb on and off rail cars and locomotives
  • Must be able to walk on ballast/uneven ground for up to 12 hours/day
  • Must be willing to work 12 hour rotating shifts
  • Must be able to pass the plant's site requirement test

Savage has been designated as a 2021 Military Friendly Employer. Additional information on our Veteran’s Program, “Savage Patriots” can be found at

Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

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Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Oregon, OH, USA
  • Toledo, OH, USA