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Industrial Rail Switchman

Lima, OH, USA Req #9808
Wednesday, March 15, 2023


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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 and PPE (laundering included) 
  • $150/year Steel Toe Boot Allowance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent Benefits including medical, dental, vision, profit sharing and 401 (k) with match

What you will be doing

  • Assist with spotting cars on the correct track; move empty cars and build the outbound train
  • Classification of inbound train
  • Interaction with class one railroad
  • Daily spot and pull with other site partners
  • 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/SHAPS

Requirements of a successful Rail Switchman 

  • A high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance
  • 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 rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
  • Work experience in an industrial environment
  • Ability to read, write and understand English 
  • Clear drug / alcohol test / criminal background check 

·       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
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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Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Lima, OH, USA