Forklift Operator - Grand Prairie, TX

Do you see yourself working for a diverse company with a clear vision? Airgas Inc., an industry leader in the packaged gas business, believes our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer 401k, Health Care benefits, Tuition Reimbursement and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. When you join Airgas, you become a part of a team of more than 18,000 associates that recognizes and understands the value of our family like atmosphere. If you are interested in working for a financially sound, best-in-class Company, and one that cares about its employees, join our talent network today!

Airgas USA, LLC Southwest is currently seeking an energetic, self-motivated person to fulfill a Forklift Operator position at our plant in Grand Prairie, TX.


* The associate will load gas cylinders onto the trucks and use safe loading procedure.

* Sorts cylinders according to cylinder size and service, scrapes and paints cylinders, maintains organization in the cylinder yard.

* Inspects and prepares high and low pressure cylinders for the filling process, performs required maintenance on out of service cylinders.


* Work collaboratively and safely to complete the daily production schedule.

* Assist with inventory, general housekeeping and plant operations.

* Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported to management.

* Performs all job assignments in a safe manner according to Airgas SOPs.

* Sorts and evaluates incoming cylinders according to service and location according to Airgas Specialty Gases procedures.

* Assists the shipping department with shipments by common carrier.

* Performs daily forklift inspections and reports any deviations in service condition to the area supervisor.

* Assists with scraping and painting cylinders as needed.

* Maintains the cylinder yard in a clean and orderly manner.

* Stores cylinders in designated locations by cylinder size and valve type.

* Inspects cylinders for defects using the Airgas pre-fill inspection per Airgas SOPs.

* Installs new cylinder valves in both low and high pressure cylinders according to Airgas SOPs.

* Operates vacuum pumps, drying ovens, acid-gas scrubbers, and high pressure gas manifolds to prepare cylinders for service.

* Evaluates out of service cylinders for required maintenance. Performs maintenance procedures as needed by Airgas SOPs.

* Processes liquid residual cylinders for flare or remediation by Airgas SOPs.

* Performs valve and cylinder inventories as requested by the area supervisor.

* Maintains all areas of the cylinder prep department in a neat and orderly manner, securing tools and valves when not in use.

* Maintains prepared cylinder inventory, allocates cylinders to customer orders, and prepares cylinders for final shipment as assigned.

* Assists with cylinder inventory as needed.

* Afternoon shift.


* The associate will have the ability to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours; frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling, hearing, speaking and read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

* The candidate must be able to drive a forklift.

* The associate must be able to work overtime as needed.

* The candidate must be able to work in adverse weather conditions including wind, rain, snow and variations in temperature from very cold to very hot.

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

* The candidate must be able to read and write.


* The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The candidate will be eligible for full benefits on day 31 of employment including:

> Medical/Dental /Vision Insurance/ Flexible Spending

> Short Term and Long Term Disability

> Life Insurance

> 401k

> Tuition Reimbursement

> Paid Sick, Floating, Holidays and Vacation

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