Savage Services Operations Manager in Whiting, Indiana

Provide leadership that ensures worry free service to the customer, a safe work environment and culture for team members.

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  • Developing operation team to meet and maintain existing service expectations; with the ability to anticipate and adjust when changes dictates to continue providing “Worry Free” service.

  • Develop and utilize operation plans to meet customer service needs

  • Understanding of logistics, utilization of equipment & people, to meet customer service expectations safely

  • Hands on leader with operational and technical skills to ensure that “best practices” are being utilized

  • Able to work shift when needed to cover/train certain job positions

  • A positive leader with the ability to be proactive in problem solving, directing people, and utilizing coaching techniques for improving and strengthenig good behaviors

  • Maintenance of equipment and facilities. Accountable for ensuring equipment is being maintained to the Savage Maintenance Program

  • Ability to train right, treat right, lead, and build teams. Create an environment where team members are committed to professionalism and cleanliness

  • Teach and promote personal responsibility for identifying safe behaviors, maintain safe conditions, and environmental responsibility

  • Cleanliness of site and assist in the 5S Program

  • Ability to operate locomotives

  • Ability to develop a plant rail logistics switching plan

  • Ensure the customer rail switching services are provided in a safe efficient manner

  • Willing to work different shifts and weekends as needed

  • Learn the Savage S7 Operating System

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the operations Safety Specialists team

  • Work with customer to understand their safety and service expectations to ensure a trusted relationship

  • Hands-on experience in railcar switching and/or track maintenance

  • Operational leadership experience required

  • Be committed to reinforce the Savage culture

  • Be able to communicate effectively both in front of a group and one-on–one

  • Be the leader front line team members value and choose to follow

  • Passionate about working shifts to ensure team members are properly supported

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Able to adapt to changing operation demands,

  • Assess hazards to service expectations

  • Revise work (MOC)

  • Ability to work with and perform basic computer operations (spreadsheet, word processor, and email operations), and general office organization

  • Good written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate with co-workers, customers, and other Company personnel

  • Be willing to travel periodically and as needed to attend company and other required meetings


  • Have 2+ years of leadership experience in railroad and/or industrial rail operations. Experience with interacting and developing relationships with mainline railroads would be beneficial.

Physical Requirements:

  • Have the physical health to work with the employees in the operation and train them in their jobs and assignments

  • Be able to lift 75 lbs. consistently throughout the course of each shift

  • Ability to climb up and down railcars

  • Ability to walk up to 3 miles per day on ballast and uneven surfaces

  • Ability to work outside in different environments

Savage is an innovative supply-chain solutions company. We are the leading provider of fully integrated systems, designed and operated to solve unique logistics and materials management challenges for industrial companies throughout North America. Each of us at Savage is committed to integrity and delivering reliable, sustainable services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We expect our people to be progressive, relentlessly seeking improvement; experiencing opportunities for personal growth by working for a world-class organization and leader in the industry.

Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.

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

ID: 2017-3392

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