As the leading U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, Airgas has a focus on quality products—but we recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. With more than 18,000 associates working in approximately 1,400 locations—branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, gas production facilities and distribution centers—chances are, there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you.
When it comes to our people, safety comes first. Airgas has the largest hazmat emergency response organization in the U.S. specifically trained to deal with compressed gases, with more than 25 teams nationwide. Throughout the year, Airgas Emergency Response Organization (AERO) team members drill with community firefighters to prep them to deal with incidents involving gases and cylinders.
Our Guiding Principles get to the heart of our company culture. It’s not a set of rules. It’s a reflection of who we are as Airgas associates.
Each day, we know that the greatest impact we make is seen in the local communities where we work. We are always looking for a way to give back, making significant contributions to the communities we serve every day. Have ideas for how we can give back to make an even bigger impact? Join the Airgas team and let’s start a conversation.
Alan was a Nuclear Machinist Mate Engineering Laboratory Technician, in the Navy. He was intrigued about becoming a Cryogenics Technician for Airgas and contributes his highly specialized job and Navy training to developing the skills he needed for his current role. Alan conducts the installation for Cryogenic bulk tanks and the piping and equipment for Airgas locations and customer sites. His duties range from directing the crane operator, to trouble shooting equipment, and developing on the spot solutions. Alan finds an empty pad of concrete in the morning and by the end of the day he has a bulk Cryogenic system in place. Alan notes his daily reward is seeing his finished product.
Keep your options open. I am not in the same field of work that I was in while in the military. That doesn't mean that the things that I learned have been wasted. On the contrary I have taken what I learned, used it, and added to it. I would never have guessed that I would be where I am, but I am glad that I am here.