Nitrogen Operator - Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tankers Endorsement

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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016

Airgas Harvey, LA

Company
Airgas
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
06949-1055
AJE Ref #
576101028
Location
Harvey, LA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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As the leading U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, 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 associates 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.



JOB SUMMARY:

Operators support the company through safe, legal, and courteous operations to include driving of equipment to and from work site locations. Operators are expected to work under supervision of Senior Operators while on location, including but not limited to: Rig up/down and loading/unloading bulk nitrogen tanks. Operators are expected to understand and conform to DOT and company policies regarding safe operations and maintenance of the equipment operated during the normal course of work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Perform general maintenance on equipment

* Perform minor repairs to equipment

* Provide labor during rig up / rig down activities, on the job site

* Provide support to other transport drivers and operators as required

* Proficient in the safe operation of the tanks and transports

* Capable of determining the proper / safe rig up for each service job

* Knowledgeable and capable of properly completing Hazardous Materials Shipping Documents

* Capable of completing job reports, service tickets, maintenance reports, DOT logs, and all mandatory paperwork

* Understand and adhere to all DOT Regulations and guidelines

* Capable of coordinating and tracking Liquid Nitrogen deliveries to location during service hours

* Proficient in the operation of the pumping equipment

* Capable of determining the proper setting and placement of pressure relief devices in each rig up

* Proficient in the operation of Oxygen, Dew Point and LEL meters

* Proficient in the use of digital dead weight, chart recorder testing equipment and testing procedures/documentation

* Proficient in the proper rig up techniques required to purge and fill High Pressure Nitrogen bottles and bottle racks

REQUIREMENTS:

* Must be able to travel

* Valid Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tankers endorsement

* Preferred two years DOT driving experience with Tankers and Hazmat endorsements (or be capable of obtaining hazmat endorsement)

* Must be able to safely operate a forklift, pickup truck/company car and tractor trailer

* Working knowledge of hydraulic equipment and diesel engines

* Proficient knowledge of cryogenic pumps, tanks, transports and equipment

* Capable of calculating Nitrogen volumes for service applications

* Experienced with JSEA process

* Preferred high school or equivalent GED



WORK ENVIRONMENT:

* Must be available for a 24 hour on call schedule

* Must be willing to work a 21 day on and 7 day off schedule

* Ability to routinely lift, carry, push and pull 10 - 40 lbs., and occasionally lift, carry, push and pull 41 - 100 lbs

* May occasionally require reaching above shoulder, grasping, and repetitive motion

* Requires extensive standing, walking, bending, squats, kneeling, twisting, turning and climbing

* Requires working outside in unfavorable weather conditions

* Requires extensive driving and sitting

* Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace



Qualifications

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