Plant Operator - Relief Transport Driver
Hattiesburg, MS 
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Job Description

Airgas Southeast, a subsidiary of Airgas USA, LLC. the nation's leading distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding supplies, has a Plant Operator - Relief Driver position available in our Hattiesburg, MS Plant.


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

* Operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment

* Maintain neat, clean and orderly plant appearance

* Perform mathematical calculations


* Assist with loading and unloading trucks and/or trailers when required

* Assist with inventory, general housekeeping, and help customers when necessary

* Perform backup duties as a route driver when necessary

* Additional 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



  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Class A CDL with HazMat (or the ability to obtain the Hazmat Endorsement within 30 days, where applicable) and Tanker endorsements & airbrakes
  • Two Years driving experience
  • Driving school training preferred
  • Accident Free/Point Free driving record of at least 5 years.
  • Forklift certified.
  • Industry and related product knowledge, as well as experience handling compressed gases, preferred


  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must meet all physical qualification standards imposed by regulation for drivers.
  • Can read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquires, and to make entries on reports and records.
  • Ability to read and comprehend material safety data sheets.
  • Ability to routinely lift 25 - 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to drive hazardous cargo for up to 10 hours; frequent bending also required.
  • Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime if necessary.
  • Must be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in temperatures ranging from 30 to 100 degrees.
  • Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace.
Looking for a great company to work for? You'll Find It With Us! Airgas USA, LLC. offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug, Life & Disability Insurance, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement and more.

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

Job: Driver
Employee Status: Regular
Primary Location: United States-Mississippi-Hattiesburg-39403
Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Jul 19, 2021, 1:16:11 PM

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


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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