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Airgas Usa LLC Lead Plant Operator in LaPorte, Texas

Lead Plant Operator _LaPorte, TX_ * * _1st SHIFT_ _6am - 6pm_

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. In this full time position, our associates benefit from competitive compensation, with full benefits medical, dental, vision, and 401k.

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 Plant Manager for the purpose of evaluating production associates. * Identifies and communicates safety hazards and quality deficiencies to Plant Manager. * Operates forklift and/or pallet jack on a daily basis to maneuver and load dry ice boxes on production floor 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.

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 production area (i.e. warm in summer, cool in winter). Hazards require the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. hardhat, 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.

Who is Airgas? Airgas Inc., an Air Liquide company, is one of the country’s largest suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases. As the leading U.S. distributor, Airgas has a focus on quality products—but 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 locations—branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, gas production facilities and distribution centers—chances are, there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you. 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.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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Job: *Operations

Title: Lead Plant Operator

Location: Texas-LaPorte-77571

Requisition ID: 27193

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