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Material Handling Operator Equipment I

North Carolina, USA Req #9798
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
SAVAGE IS HIRING.  Our operators and mechanics come to Savage for the challengegrowth and focus on safety, but they stay because of the outstanding culture that exists here.  Our company was founded on processing and transporting materials for our customers. We understand and respect our Team Members as the lifeblood of what we do.  Team Members are encouraged to find a better way and are enabled to “do things they never dreamed possible”.

Position Summary;

We are looking for a Coal System Operator who will be responsible for safely performing the basic tasks required to operate the coal handling system, operate industrial mobile equipment, and perform general maintenance on equipment and facilities at a coal-fired power plant. 

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

  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $150/year steel toe boot allowance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Profit Sharing
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with match
  • The schedule is a night shift position working 7 days on / 7 days off

Here is what you will be doing  

  • Operate conveyor systems to transport coal in accordance with applicable safety practices
  • Operate industrial mobile equipment as required
  • Work individually and as a team
  • Complete daily safety inspection of equipment and facilities to ensure safe operations
  • Perform routine clean-up,  housekeeping, and maintenance of facilities, equipment and coal handling system
  • Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing equipment
  • Perform other tasks as instructed

Requirements of a successful Material Handler

  • Must be willing to work any shift, including weekends, holidays and overtime as needed
  • Experience in operation of dozers, front-end loaders, excavators, locomotives and other heavy equipment
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English, follow written and/or verbal instruction, and possess basic math and computer skills
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors(s), adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
  • Unload and reclaim limestone and coal
  • High School or GED
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred but not required
Here are some of the physical requirements for this role 
  • Work in an environment containing coal dust, hazardous noise, confined space, and in hot or cold environments
  • Work at heights, climbing stairs and climbing ladders
  • Walk on uneven ground and up to 3 miles per shift
  • Must be able to pass a fit test and pulmonary function test for the purposes of wearing a respirator and recertify annually or as needed
  • Lift up to 50 pounds frequently
Additional Information:
The complete job description is available upon request
Savage has been designated as a 2022 Military Friendly Employer.
Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.
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For more information or questions about opportunities at Savage, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • North Carolina, USA