Airgas Production Operator 1 - Arlington in Arlington, Washington

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is one of the nation's leading single-source suppliers of gases, welding and safety products. Known locally and nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise. As the leading U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, Airgas has a focus on quality productsbut we recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. With more than 17,000 employees working in approximately 1,100 locationsbranches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, gas production facilities and distribution centerschances are, there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you. The Nor Pac Region of Airgas USA, LLC, (responsible for Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) is currently seeking a PRODUCTION OPERATOR 1 to work out of our ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON plant. JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for checking and filling all compressed gas and cryogenic cylinders in a safe and professional manner. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, vendors co-workers and management. * Inspect and fill empty cylinders and medical vans with pure gases in compliance with Airgas, FDA, CGA and other written policies. * Test product filled per FDA, Airgas and other written policies. * Maintain proper stock levels to ensure complete shipments. * Keep work area clean and free of unneeded cylinders and equipment. * Promote safety and all other company policies at all times. * Maintain equipment and communicate requests to Plant Manager in writing. * Assist in loading and unloading trucks as needed. OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED: This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of this position. Incumbents are expected to follow any other reasonable instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor. Performance of this job in a safe manner and in keeping with established Airgas policies is a condition of employment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: * High school graduate or equivalent * Ability to routinely lift 25 to 75 lbs., and occasionally up to 100 lbs. * Ability to perform work during prolonged standing (up to 8 hours). Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, and repetitive motion required. * Must be able to operate forklift and maintain appropriate forklift certifications. * Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines. * Must be able to work flexible hours to meet customers needs and management expectations. * Must be able to work inside and outside in temperatures ranging from 10 to 110 degrees. * One year experience working with compressed gases and cylinders desired, but not required. Airgas offers a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, 401(k) plan, and more). EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability &