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Production Associate (Cylinder Filler) / Delivery Driver (CDL A)

Are you ready to be part of a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?
Move your Career forward with Airgas as a Production Associate (Cylinder Filler)/
Delivery Driver (CDL A) in Ferndale, MI!
What you will do:
As the "face of Airgas", the Cylinder Filler/Loader/Delivery Driver is responsible for safely and efficiently delivering compressed gas cylinders to local and regional business customers from an Airgas branch or plant location using a company provided straight or box truck. This position loads, unloads, delivers, and returns compressed gas cylinders while frequently interacting with Airgas customers. Additionally, this position will be responsible for filling high-pressure and liquid cylinders in compliance with federal, state, local regulations, and the standard operating procedures of Airgas. This position will be assigned to the below responsibilities at our facility.
Driver responsibilities:
Safely loads, delivers and unloads cylinders containing compressed gases to customer's place of business. Delivers compressed gas cylinders to external and internal customer sites. Records deliveries and pick-ups on a load manifest and obtains signatures from customers for receipt purposes. Collects empty cylinders or rejected or unsold merchandise. Returns empty cylinders to either a plant or branch location for refilling.
Establishes and maintains good customer relations. Listens to and helps resolve service inquiries and complaints.
Provides timely communication back to manager or to the customer's assigned Airgas sales associate regarding any changes or issues experienced by the customer.
Performs cylinder inspections per operating procedures.
Maintains load manifests and all required vehicle documents ensuring they are properly completed and balanced with truck counts and shipping documents before and after deliveries. Ensures that vehicle manifests, labeling and load are in compliance with regulatory guidelines such as those pertaining to the Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Airgas safety standards (SAFECOR).
Performs pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections documenting deficiencies & ensures all safety items are in good working order.
Ensures all safety rules are strictly observed & any accidents or injuries are promptly reported to management.
Operates a pallet jack, forklift & other warehouse equipment.
Works in warehouse or on dock as needed.
Production Associate (Cylinder Filling/Loader) responsibilities:
Inspects cylinders prior to filling, following standard procedures as required by government, Airgas, and distributor standards. Conducts a variety of Safety checks per procedures, such as odor tests, checking caps and valves. Analyzes products for purity and correct mixtures.
Handles high-pressure, medical and liquid cylinders. Prepares high pressure cylinders and cryogenic vessels for filling. Attaches to manifold, evacuates cylinders to eliminate all possible contaminants. Fills cylinders by pressure and weight, per regulations and standards.
Loads/unloads cylinders on/off vehicles, pallets, and tractor trailers ensuring they are strapped in, using hand truck or chain hoist, and records type and quantity of cylinders. Safely operates a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment.
Examines returned cylinders for surface defects, dents, cracks, burns and performs minor maintenance of equipment and inspection of cylinders prior to filling.
Rolls cylinders to designated work area using appropriate, safe work method or equipment
Segregates out test cylinders and any defective cylinders.
Removes old labels, cleans cylinders.
Manages paperwork to DOT, FDA, OSHA, and Airgas standards. Completes quality control sheets as required.
Understands hazards of various gases; size and contents of cylinders by reading and interpreting cylinder labels and the color-coding of tanks. Accurately labels cylinders.
Complies with all government and company standards relating to the safe handling of hazardous materials/cylinder gases.
Maintains a neat, clean and orderly plant appearance.
Other duties as assigned.
The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Qualifications
What you will need:
HS Diploma or equivalent preferred.
Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.
Valid USDOT Medical Examiner's Card.
Hazmat Endorsement (H or X Endorsement)
Ability to operate a vehicle with an air brake system (no air brake restrictions on CDL)
May consider individuals with the ability to acquire a Hazmat Endorsement or the skill to operate air brake systems as a condition of employment.
Must have one (1) year of prior Class A professional driving experience within the last four (4) years and a clean driving record to include no more than one (1) moving violation per the DOT and 2 in a personal vehicle per the state DMV within the last three (3) years.
In lieu of experience, may consider accepting a diploma from an accredited driving school or a combination of driving and prior Airgas specific experience.
Prior experience in the gas, welding and safety supply industry preferred.
Minimum of one year of prior experience in a manufacturing operation, filling or loading experience preferred.
Strong background in gas, welding and safety supply industry or chemical industry preferred.
Basic PC knowledge to include familiarity with onboard computers/telematics preferred.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.
Ability to read and comprehend material data sheets.
Ability to clearly and effectively speak to customers and employees as well as legibly write.
Must have high attention to detail.
Ability to safely operate a forklift and other material handling equipment.
Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in various units of measure to include whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position's responsibilities.
Who we are:
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.
Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access telesales channel. As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and innovations.
Check out what a career at Airgas can offer you!
What do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team?
"Great place to work with great growth potential" - Director, Atlanta
"Opportunity to advance and a great safety program" - Driver, Cheshire
"Fun people to work with and flexible management" - Sales Specialist
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