Plant Operator at Airgas, Inc. in Rockford, Illinois

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:


Are you ready to be a part of a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?

Apply now and move your career forward with Airgas as a

Plant Operator in Rockford, IL

The shift will be 10am-6:30pm

What you will do:

The Plant Operator is responsible for safely operating equipment for the handling and production of packaged gas cylinders, both for high pressure and liquefied gases.

Responsibilities you will be trained on and qualified to perform:

  • Loads and unloads gas cylinders and/or other products onto and off of route trucks and trailers moving cylinders with proper carts only.

  • Sorts empty cylinders by type.

  • Rolls cylinders and operates a forklift truck for the movement of cylinders on pallets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Performs basic cylinder maintenance such as painting cylinders, labeling cylinders, and cleaning of work area.

  • 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. Fills cylinders by pressure and weight, per regulations and standards.

  • Checks for cylinder quantities, styles and product, and/or assists with inventory

  • Manages paperwork to DOT, FDA, OSHA, and Airgas standards. Completes quality control sheets as required.

  • 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.

  • 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.


What you will have:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • One year of experience in manufacturing operations or loading experience preferred.

  • Strong background in gas, welding and safety supply industry or chemical industry preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Ability to safely operate a forklift.

  • Ability to perform math functions

  • 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.

We take care of you:

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!

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

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



Employee Status


Primary Location

:United States-Illinois-Rockford-61109



Job Posting

:Jun 9, 2021, 4:29:47 PM