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Veterans Preferred - Lead Plant Operator

Company: US11345-AIRGAS Airgas USA, LLC
Location: Hopewell
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:


Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -R10038486 Lead Plant Operator (Open)

Location:
Hopewell, VA - Filling industrial - Dry-ice

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

Lead Plant Operator

If you're looking for dry ice, you'll find it with Airgas. As the largest supplier of dry ice, Airgas has established a series of production plants across the nation to develop a secure source supply. Distribution Branches are located in strategic locations throughout the country to provide service to key industries including universities and labs. Quality, reliability, and service are the key drivers that enable Airgas to grow with organizations who depend on dry ice and cold shipping supplies.

Airgas is seeking a Lead Plant Operator for one of our 7 Dry Ice facilities. The Lead Plant Operator will lead other Plant Operators in tasks such as production, packaging of dry ice, shipping preparation, and loading/unloading products in commercial trucks.

What will I be doing?
--- Team lead over the loading and packaging of dry ice on a daily basis in accordance with quality standards.
--- Coordinates with Assistant and Plant Manager to ensure that shift production requirements are met.
--- Assists in training and coaches junior operators or trainees.
--- Provides input to the Plant Manager for the purpose of evaluating production associates.
--- Identifies and communicates safety hazards and quality deficiencies to the Plant Manager.
--- Operates forklift and/or pallet jack on a daily basis to maneuver and load dry ice boxes on production floors and trailers.
--- Knows and complies with all safety and quality policies and procedures. ---Data entry of delivery ticket information on a daily basis into the computer system.
--- Clean-up functions as required including, but not limited to, sweeping, washing, painting, trash removal and pick-up.
What experience and skills must I possess?

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, be certified to operate a forklift, and available to work overtime and work unsupervised.

--- High school diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred.

--- Two to five (2-5) years experience in a production manufacturing environment. --- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

--- Ability to compute rate, ratio, commissions, proportions, and percents. --- Self starter, able to effectively direct work teams to meet the production demands.

--- Knowledgeable in operating plant equipment (block press, saws, packaging, pelletizers, valves, etc).

--- Good communication, both written and verbal.

--- Proficient with data entry and manipulation of production software systems. --- Ability to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

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Are you a MATCH?

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.

--- Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds.

--- Work may require standing, stooping, crouching, or bending.

What is the work environment like?

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.

--- 85% in the production area (i.e. warm in summer, cool in winter). Hazards require the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and safety shoes). Dry ice is extremely cold, and therefore requires that gloves be worn when directly handling dry ice.

--- 15% office work to provide data entry.

--- On-call and shift work required.

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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.

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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 us-accommodationrequest@airgas.com .

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