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Transload Operator

Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L, Canada Req #10102
Thursday, May 25, 2023

Are you looking for a Company that values you for the work you do? Our Transload 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”.  

Benefits of working here at Savage:

  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)
  • $200/year steel toe boot allowance 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Excellent Benefits including medical, dental, vision, and RRSP with match
  • Rotating shift schedule to facilitate commissioning      

Here is what you will be doing:


  • Thoroughly inspect rail cars, primarily hoppers cars
  • Perform rail switching of rail hopper cars
  • Operate Car Mover to index hopper cars thru the wash tracks and loading tracks
  • Wash and dry empty rail hopper cars
  • Load rail hopper cars with bulk polypropylene pellets
  • Office related duties - some data entry
  • General Maintenance ("bolt on –bolt off") as well as cleaning, housekeeping and snow removal
  • Look to expand the role into rail switching and/or locomotive operation

This is what we need from you:

  • A sound understanding or aptitude to learn the loading of bulk plastics
  • Understands, or willing to learn, railroad operations and safety 
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Must be able to attend and pass all test associated with job related coursework. This includes, but it not limited to: IROR, CROR, WHMIS, TDG,
  • Willing to reliably fulfill the following work schedule: 12 hour rotating shifts (days and nights
  • A high school diploma
  • Experience in the petrochemical field or other industrial environment preferred
  • Locomotive operation and Railcar Mover operation experience is an asset
Here are some of the Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work outside in any condition
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, reference checks, drug screen, motor-vehicle report and criminal background check 
  • Must be able to climb on and off the equipment, ascend and descend a ladder
  • Must be able to stand, kneel or crawl
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs frequently
Full job description available upon interview
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
  • Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L, Canada