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Veterans Preferred - Operations Trainee

Company: US11345-AIRGAS Airgas USA, LLC
Location: Charleston
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -R10035482 Operations Trainee (Open)

Charleston, WV - Filling industrial

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

Discover an exciting Career with Airgas!

Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, is the nation's leading single-source supplier of gasses, welding, and safety products. Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise. Airgas' customer base includes but is not limited to: manufacturing, health care, construction, energy, hospitality, food service, and so on

As a qualification for this position, the Operations Trainee will be placed in a local fill plant and must successfully complete a comprehensive training program that will give them a working knowledge of our industry, our customers and our organization. In addition, this program is designed around plant oriented and professional development training to ensure that, once completed; the Trainee will be able to meet the demanding challenges of this position. Upon completion of the program, the Trainee will be required to meet and exceed both divisional and regional objectives for streamlining logistics, optimization of resources, managing human capital, and above all, managing safety standards of an Airgas plant.

  • Attend and successfully complete all training modules provided by Airgas in the development role
  • Operate and safely maintain a generation plant for packaging gases into cylinders while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local regulations, and company policies and procedures.
  • Schedule and direct safety meetings.
  • Coordinate testing and maintenance needs to production demands, working in conjunction with Production and Distribution managers.
  • Assign cylinder warehousing.
  • Maintain quality control and other required records (DOT, FDA, EPA, Airgas, etc.)
  • Assign training for all cylinder testers and cylinder maintenance personnel.
  • Capture testing and maintenance data using corporate approved spreadsheet.
  • Develop plans for an effective preventative maintenance program for all testing and maintenance equipment.
  • Develop a tracking system for all cylinders received from and shipped to other locations.
  • Prepare budgets for staffing, equipment, and facility improvement needs.
  • Maintain a safe and clean workplace.
  • Ensure all injuries and accidents are properly investigated and reported within 24 hours.
  • Ensure all safety rules are strictly observed and safety training is regularly scheduled, conducted and documented.
  • Provide coaching and corrective action promptly, to ensure that poor performers are identified, documented and improved to acceptable performance, or released.
  • Approve overtime when essential, while keeping overtime at acceptable levels.
  • Ensure employee complaints, safety concerns, grievances, etc., are effectively handled.
  • Supervises cylinder re-testing and certification.

    Reports any equipment or facility defects to Operations Management.


    Are you a MATCH?

    • Bachelor's degree preferred, combination of college training and experience will be considered.
    • Proficient computer skills, especially in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Mail)
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
    • Ability to lead and function within team environments
    • Ability to work independently
    • Professional communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Basic product knowledge of welding, safety, gases and supplies is preferred
    • Proficiency in time management and organization skills
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Astute problem solving skills and administrative accuracy
    • Must be able to work outdoors in varied temperatures ranging from 20 -F to +105 -F.
    • Ability to occasionally lift 25 to 75 lb.
    • Occasional bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion required.
    • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment.
    • Frequent local travel (25% of work time).
    • Minimal overnight travel.


      Your differences enhance our performance

      At Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

      We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.


      Equal Employment Opportunity Information

      We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

      Please click here to view the EEO Know Your Rights poster and here to view the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination poster. Airgas, an Air Liquide Company invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company's written Affirmative Action Plan or Policy Statement. This plan or policy statement is available for inspection upon request.

      Airgas, an Air Liquide Company and its group of companies does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of such individuals so as to ensure equal access to benefits and privileges of employment. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact us by email at .


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