AIRGAS, INC. Plant Operator in Mountain Grove, Missouri

Company - is one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hard goods, such as welding equipment and related products. Company is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. We have more than 17,000 associates working in approximately 1,100 locations nationwide. Company is a company of hard-working men and women dedicated to helping our customers succeed. When a challenge arises, we provide the right solutions, leveraging our many years of industry process expertise and our extensive gases, welding, and safety products offering. Are you ready to be part of a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward? Discover an exciting Career with Company as a Plant Operator for the Mountain Grove, MO area. JOB SUMMARY: Performs any combination of following tasks on site in making or repackaging compressed and liquefied gas: Loads cylinders or containers on vehicles using hand truck or lift gate, and records type and quantity of cylinders. Examines returned cylinders for surface defects, such as dents, cracks, and burns and moves cylinders to designated work area. Removes cylinder cap if appropriate for the type of cylinder involved. Inspects valves for correct CGA connection and pressure relief device. Connects cylinders to manifold and opens valves to first draw off residual gas and then evacuate cylinders. Inspects cylinder labels to assure they are correct for the service intended, legible and legal with current federal requirements, replacing inappropriate labels detected. Fills cylinders in accordance with specific guidelines either by pressure or weight, as appropriate. Weighs cylinders filled with liquid products on platform scale and records weight. Tests cylinders for leaks by brushing or spraying chemical solution around valve. Records all necessary documentation and sets a cylinder aside for settled pressure checks. Moves all cylinders to the area designated for full cylinders, out-of-test cylinders, or repair, as appropriate. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Operate and safely maintain equipment for pumping or repackaging gases into cylinders Perform all required pre-fill and post-fill inspections and tests before cylinders are released Ensure cylinders are adequately maintained cylinders requiring maintenance or repair are removed from service until corrected Regularly inspect and maintain pumping apparatus and associated pressure gages and monitoring devices Fill cylinders or containers to proper pressure or weight, whichever is appropriate Ensure cylinder filling records are accurately maintained and that all required procedures are followed in order to comply with local, state and federal regulations Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported to management Conduct periodic checks of plant for safe and efficient operation 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. 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 disabilityEmployer's Job# 15341Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.