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Plant Operator / Back-up Driver / Class A CDL

Company name
Airgas, Inc

Sedalia, MO, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Transportation, Manufacturing, Trucking

Posted on
Mar 23, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 06, 2021


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Airgas USA, LLC 

Plant Operator / Back-up Driver - Class A CDL


Home Every Night – Benefits – Consistent Hours – Stability


Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more!


Discover an exciting Career with Airgas! 

Airgas USA, LLC, 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 1 million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,400 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel. As an Air Liquide company, a world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry leading technology and innovations. Airgas’ customer base includes but is not limited to: manufacturing, health care, construction, energy, hospitality, food service, and many more.

JOB SUMMARY:         

Drives a Class A, Hazmat vehicle loaded with compressed gas cylinders, liquid cylinders and hard goods to deliver to customers on scheduled route. Picks up empty cylinders from customer sites. Records deliveries and pick-ups on a load manifest and obtain signatures from customers for receipt purposes. Listens to and resolves service inquiries and complaints. Loads/unloads truck. Performs pre & post trip vehicle inspections, documenting deficiencies and ensures all safety items are in good working order. Maintains neat, clean and professional personal appearance, and maintains vehicle appearance in a professional manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Upload, deliver and download safely to customers hard good orders as well as cylinders containing compressed gases; return empty cylinders to plant for refilling

Establish and maintain good customer relations

Communicate in person with customers, providing information on cost, ordering and delivery times, etc.

Maintain load manifests, barcodes, FDA lot numbers, and all other vehicle documents, ensuring they are properly completed and balanced with truck counts and shipping documents before and after deliveries

Maintain appropriate driver’s license

Ensure all safety rules are strictly observed and any accidents or injuries are           promptly reported to management

Operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment

Positions cylinders in manifold racks.  Operates equipment for pumping or repackaging gases into cylinders

Performs all required pre-fill and post-fill inspections and tests before cylinders are released.  Cylinders requiring maintenance or repair are removed from service until corrected

Regularly inspects and maintains pumping apparatus and associated monitoring devices

Fills cylinders or containers to proper capacity by either setting pressure gauge to specified reading and watching for indication of full cylinders; adjusting valves and observing gauge to fill cylinder to specified pressure; observing scale indicator to fill cylinders to specified weight or filling cylinder to excess, rolling cylinder onto scale and connecting exhaust line to release excess gas and attain prescribed weight

Accurately maintains cylinder filling records and ensures that all required procedures are followed in order to comply with local, state and federal regulations

Completes and attaches warning and other identification tags, labels and decals to cylinders

Loads cylinders onto vehicles using hand truck or lift gate and records type and quantity of cylinders


Work with customers on maintaining proper cylinder levels

Assists customers when necessary

Assist with inventory, general housekeeping, and other duties as required



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Must have a Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with HAZMAT endorsement and clean MVR

Ability to perform very heavy work—routinely lift 25 to 75 lb., and occasionally lift 76 to greater than 100 lb. Also required to push and pull liquid containers weighing up to 1000 pounds

Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion required

Ability to perform work during occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and finger activities including the tightening of ratchet binders

Must be able to drive hazardous cargo for up to 8 hours and able to work overtime, when necessary

Ability to read and comprehend material safety data sheets

Must be able to safely drive a forklift

Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines

Must be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds

High school diploma, or equivalent

Must be able to work outdoors in temperatures ranging from -10 to over 100 degrees

Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace



High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Must have at least one year CDL driving experience or graduated from an accredited truck driving school.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the Company.



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



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.



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.


The USES category for this position is rated as very heavy. 

•   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit while making deliveries; use hands to finger, handle, or feel while making deliveries; reach with hands and arms; talk to or hear customers; and smell leaking gas from cylinders.

•   The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. 

•   The employee must regularly lift up to 60 pounds and move more than 125 pounds with the aid of material handling equipment. 

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



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 is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.


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

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