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Equipment Operator

Garyville, LA, USA ● Louisiana, USA ● Norco, LA, USA ● St Charles, LA 70394, USA Req #10157
Monday, May 22, 2023
Savage is hiring!!  Are you looking for a company that values you for the work you do?  Our Equipment Operators come to Savage for the challenge, growth, 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”.   

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

  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Dupont Schedule: Rotating days & nights (12hr shift)
  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $150/Semi-annual steel toe boot allowance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Profit Sharing
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with a match

Position Summary:

The successful candidate's primary responsibilities include general labor duties including but not limited to wash down and general maintenance of the coke conveyor system and work areas. Check fluid levels and change rollers throughout the conveyor system. Cross-train on the coke loading dock as needed.  


  • Contribute to a coke-handling team by operating several pieces of equipment that will help move, stockpile, and prepare petroleum coke for distribution
  • Operate any one of the following on a daily basis: ECrane, a Cat 988 Loader, a Komatsu 1250 Excavator, and a Cat 247 Multi Terrain Loader
  • Assist the operation with other tasks deemed necessary to meet customer expectations; i.e. maintenance, clean up
  • Preform thorough pre and post-trip inspections
  • Maintain cleanliness of equipment
  • Expand personal knowledge of operating equipment
  • Report maintenance issues to the maintenance crew
  • Understands our critical service requirements and see they are met
  • Take an active role in our safety program including attendance at all safety meetings and ensuring safe behaviors

Required Experience:

  • Must meet refinery standards for entering the plant, i.e. clean criminal history, ability to pass a hair-follicle drug screen, currently possess a Current and TWIC card at the time of applying
  • Caterpillar Excavator and front-end loader experience is preferred
  • Extensive experience operating large pieces of heavy equipment
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Should understand best practices of maintaining and safely operating Heavy Equipment
  • Must be safety conscious and understand safe work practices for a refinery
  • Must be comfortable with heights including the ability to walk up and down conveyor belt lines and climb ladders
  • Additionally, any knowledge dealing with conveyor systems will be considered a plus, but a willingness to learn the conveyor system is a must.


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
  • Min Hiring Rate $25.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $27.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Garyville, LA, USA
  • Louisiana, USA
  • Norco, LA, USA
  • St Charles, LA 70394, USA