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Airgas, Inc

South Holland, IL

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South Holland, IL (USA)

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Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Education: High School / GED

Post Date: 10/11/17


Ref #: 13280

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The basic function of the Safety Trainee is to learn to support and augment a successful Operations Department with a variety of work activities, with the goal of becoming qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicles with a hazardous materials endorsement and to become familiar with the business. Common tasks include working on receiving, inspecting, maintaining, shelving and pulling of company equipment.


The Safety Trainee is capable (with supervision) of performing some safety functions and is also responsible for the following:

• Rig up safety equipment.

• Learn how to safely operate a commercial vehicle and to obtain a CDL license [w/o a hazardous materials endorsement]

• Receive or assist in receiving equipment in from the field.

• Inspect equipment for damage/worn parts.

• If damage or badly worn parts are identified, set item aside for repair, part replacement, or other corrective action consistent with the company's standard procedure or supervisor's instruction.

• Breakdown equipment, work-lines stripped.

• Completely clean equipment and reassemble.

• Shop test equipment on Posicheck.

• Run pressure washer, clean and roll hoses.

• Sweep and clean shop.

• Help and support the work needs of coworkers and other employees.

• Ability to lift between 50 lbs.

• Perform other duties as requested by the Area Manager.

• 24- hour on-call as scheduled and when on-call must be able to report to work within 45 minutes

• Overnight travel required which includes travel/driving long distance; may require being out of town for extended periods of up to 60 days.


Education and/or Experience:

• High School Diploma or GED preferred.

• Must have a valid driver's license with good driving record

• CDL with Hazardous endorsement is required within 6 months of hire; including successful completion of all DOT requirements which includes a DOT physical, drug test and background check in order for be considered for continued employment

Skills and Abilities:

• Good with mechanical applications for assembly/disassembly.

• Ability to climb heights.

• Ability to enter into confined spaces.

• Ability to instruct others.

• Use of hands, arms, eyes and voice and to meet all CDL medical qualification standards.

• Ability to hear in the case of an alarm situation.

• Requires mechanical aptitude.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT which will be required and/or available for further development:

• Airgas On-Site Safety Orientation

• Basic Plant Operations

• Basic Haz Whopper

• Basic Confined Space Entry

• Standard CPR/First Aid

• Basic Fire Training

• H2S Training

• Work Permit systems

• Accident/Incident reporting

• Fall Protection

• Ladder Safety

• Hazard Identification

• Hazardous Material 126/181

• Basic operation and maintenance of breathing air compressors

Breathing Apparatus (SCBA/SABA)

• Breathing Apparatus Maintenance and Cleaning

• Breathing Apparatus Fit Testing

• Breathing Apparatus Selection

• Breathing Apparatus Use and Manufacturer's Specifications

• Scott Field Level Maintenance training

Personal Protection Equipment (NFPA Level B, C & D)

• SCBA/SABA, Air Purifying Respirators

• Hooded chemical - Resistant Slash Suit

• Gloves - Chemical -Resistant

• Hard Hats

• Nomax Coveralls

• Goggles (Chemical - Splash)

• Safety Glasses

• Gloves Leather Palm

Detection Equipment (Operation and Troubleshooting)

• Personal Electronic

• Portable Electronic

• Fixed Electronic

• Tube Type

• Calibration of monitors, fixed and portable

Reports and Forms Used/Required

• Service orders

• 24 Hour reports

• Rig up sheets


: Shop and yard environment; may be frequently exposed to wet, humid, outside weather conditions and vibration; works in customer environments; high pressure, chemicals, shop traffic. The noise level in work environment is usually moderate but can require hearing protection.


See attached Physical and Mental Requirements for the position.

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including medical/dental, life & disability, and 401(k) plan with match.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability


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Company info

Airgas, Inc
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Company Profile
Airgas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods. The company operates through two business segments, Distribution and All Other Operations. The Distribution segment offers industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. It offers atmospheric gases including nitrogen, oxygen, and argon; helium; hydrogen; welding and fuel gases, such as acetylene, propylene, and propane; carbon dioxide; nitrous oxide; various gases; special application blends; and process chemicals. This segment also rents gas cylinders, cryogenic liquid containers, bulk storage tanks, tube trailers, and welding-related and other equipment. The All Other Operations segment produces carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide; distributes refrigerants, anhydrous and aqua ammonia, and process chemicals; and provides technical and refrigerant reclamation services. Airgas, Inc. also produces atmospheric gases and supplies safety products. The company markets its products and services through various sales channels, including branch-based sales representatives, retail stores, strategic customer account programs, telesales, catalogs, eBusiness, and independent distributors. It serves various industries, including manufacturing and metal fabrication; non-residential construction; life sciences and healthcare; food, beverage and retail; energy and chemical production and distribution; basic materials and services; and government and other industries. The company has operations in the United States, and Canada, as well as Mexico, Russia, Dubai, and European countries. Airgas, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

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