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Company: Savage
Location: Wynnewood, OK
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Transportation, Logistics, Trucking


Savage is growing! We are looking for an Operations Manager to work beside and lead a team who will provide superior rail switching and transloading services to our customer in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The successful candidate must be team oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, and a passion for detail to ensure safe and efficient railcar switching, loading, and unloading services in our facility.  

As an Operations Manager at Savage, you will manage your operation as your own business encompassed by our operating framework, the S7 Delivery System.  You will be working alongside your team and customer building a strong networking culture where Team Members become more efficient, creative and better at problem solving.  You will partner with our customer in taking on and solving their most difficult challenges.  Because of our ability to create innovative solutions that exceed our customer's expectations, we continue to grow our business which translates into growth opportunities for our individual Team Members. We offer competitive pay, bonuses and excellent benefits. Combine these benefits with opportunities for growth and you have the recipe for a rewarding, long-term career with Savage. 

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

  • Opportunities for growth
  • Annual bonus
  • Paid holidays
  • Profit sharing
  • Annual PPE allowance
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with Company match
  • We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)

What you will be doing

  • Leadership of a team with a “Hands-on” approach
  • Ensure procedures and policies are followed by all operation Team Members
  • Oversee and participate in railcar switching, loading, and unloading services
  • Vigorously explores potential business opportunities, including:
    • cold calls; meeting set-ups; facility tours
  • Manage the financial aspect of the Savage System (Budget, Projections, Dailies, & Variances)
  • Implement the Savage Safety Program
  • Ability to provide leadership to each Team Member by teaching and training them in the following areas:
    • Problem Solving and Decision Making
    • Safety and Environmental Compliance
    • Compliance with Operational Processes and Procedures
    • Maintenance Planning and Completion
    • Professionalism and Cleanliness
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors
  • Aptitude and proficiency for computer operations

Requirements of a successful Operations Manager

  • Experience in leading a team in railcar switching, loading and unloading, and minor preventive maintenance
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to learn to operate locomotives, and railcar loading and unloading systems
  • Ability to understand and manage railroad operations and safety
  • Has computer skills including Microsoft Office, office organization and administration
  • Ability to plan, control and organize operation to meet each customer's unique needs and to maximize effectiveness

What we need from you

  • 2 years of college education preferred
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Physically able to climb up and down railcars/ladders safely
  • Experience with successfully leading a diverse group of people
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Must be able to climb steps and ladders
  • In good physical condition (able to walk  + two (2) miles per shift)
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