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Company: Savage
Location: Port Arthur, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Transportation, Logistics, Trucking


Savage is hiring!!   Are you looking for a company that values you for the work you do?  Our Petroleum 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”.  


What does a Petroleum Coke Operator do?   At the Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, we cut and empty material contained within large vessels called Coke Drums, gather the non-hazardous material called Petroleum Coke with overhead cranes, then load onto conveyor system which carries it away to another site for ship loading or other means of transport. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating all equipment necessary to remove Pet Coke from large drums including: jet pumps, hydro cutters, Delta Valves, and any asset pertaining to the coke unit and load-out system, which Savage operates.


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 annually
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, and profit sharing
  • Employee Discount program

Here is what you will be doing

  • Perform proper decoking techniques by following all associated procedures while paying close attention to hot spots and allowing for extra quenching where needed
  • Working with the Operator to un-head and re-head the coke drums, as well as performing the final sweep of the coke drum
  • Operate bridge crane to maintain proper pit & pad storage and load coke from pad to grizzly hopper by following all associated procedures
  • Maintain good and open communication with Crane Operator, Supervision, Managers and Maintenance Personnel via radio and other proper means
  • Help maintenance personnel with equipment maintenance when additional manpower is needed
  • Properly inspect equipment prior to and post operating and report any additional maintenance needs and conduct frequent audits on the crane and other heavy equipment
  • Maintain clean workspace by removing trash and debris from all areas of responsibility including structures, offices, restrooms, break rooms, vehicles, crane cab, etc.
  • Complete all necessary documentation as required including JHA's, permits, log entries, audit sheet, daily check sheets, etc.
  • Learn other positions as time permits
  • Adhere to the Savage Systems (S7, SHAPS, 5S, Better Way) 

Requirements of a successful Heavy Equipment Operator

  • Bridge Crane experience a plus
  • Heavy Equipment Operating experience a plus
  • High school diploma/GED  

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Physically able to handle large tools
  • Must be able to climb on and off the equipment, ascend and descend a ladder
  • Should not have a fear of heights
  • Must be able to stand, kneel or crawl
  • We operate 24/7, therefore our employees work a rotating schedule
  • Ability to work outside in any condition and on extreme heights

Savage has been designated as a 2021 Military Friendly Employer. Additional information on our Veteran's Program, “Savage Patriots” can be found at

Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

California Residents: Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Last Updated: January 1, 2020

Thank you for your interest in opportunities at Savage. We are providing you this notice in effort to be transparent about our how we collect and use your personal information.

Please know that by submitting your application materials, we will collect certain categories of personal information from you. These categories include: direct identifiers (e.g., your name, contact information, application account login information, and social media account information if you choose to provide it to us); professional information (e.g., your employment and education background); and other information you include in your resume and cover letter, such as your references, skills and abilities.

We use each category of personal information you provide primarily for recruitment and hiring purposes, and to evaluate your candidacy for the job opening(s) you apply to as well as other job openings at Savage that we think may interest you. We may also use your personal information to help detect security risks and incidents, to protect against fraudulent or illegal activity, to comply with federal and state laws, and to discover ways to improve our business and identify trends in our job applicants and workforce through internal and third party business analytics tools.

For more information or questions about opportunities at Savage, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at

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