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Production Operator
Location:
Posted:
September 29, 2016
Reference:
09764
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Fills high pressure cylinders (Industrial, Medical and Mixes) following compression temperature / pressure method.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Operate and safely maintain equipment for pumping or repackaging gases into cylinders.

Perform all required pre-fill and post-fill inspections and tests before cylinders are released.

Ensure cylinders are adequately maintained - cylinders requiring maintenance or repair are removed from service until corrected.

Regularly inspect and maintain pumping apparatus and associated pressure gages and monitoring devices.

Fill cylinders or containers to proper pressure or weight, whichever is appropriate.

Ensure cylinder filling records are accurately maintained and that all required procedures are followed in order to comply with local, state and federal regulations.

Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported to management.

Conduct periodic checks of plant for safe and efficient operation.

Operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment

Maintain neat, clean and orderly plant appearance

Perform mathematical calculations

Assist with loading and unloading trucks and/or trailers when required

Assist with inventory, general housekeeping, and help customers when necessary

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to perform very heavy work - routinely lifts 25 - 75 lbs, and occasionally lifts 76 to greater than 100 lbs.

Ability to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours; frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion also required.

Ability to perform work during occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, crawling, pushing, pulling and finger activities.

Ability to read and comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Must be able to safely drive a forklift.

Education and / or Experience:

High school degree or the equivalent GED

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work during prolonged standing, frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, and feeling

The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear

The employee must be able to routinely lift and / or move 25 - 75 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 76 - 100 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work at customer sites and may be exposed to mechanical office machine parts, adverse conditions or weather

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high
The employee must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace
Qualifications:
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability
A little about us:
Airgas is a company of hardworking men and women dedicated to helping our customers succeed.

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