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Veterans Preferred – Lead Plant Operator Trainee

Airgas

This is a Contract position in Star, MS posted June 7, 2021.

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.  
Lead Plant Operator Trainee
Star, MS
JOB PURPOSE: Hands-on lead person to operate CO2 recovery units and assist the ice production team in the daily labor and clerical input required to produce, package and ship dry ice. This position would eventually become a Lead Plant Operator.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Team lead; loads and packages dry ice on a daily basis in accordance with quality standards.
  • Coordinates with Asst & 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • 85% in production area (i.e. warm in summer, cool in winter). Hazards required 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.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION:

  • High School or equivalent, preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Three to five (3-5) years experience in a production/manufacturing environment.
  • 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 and basic math skills required.
  • Proficient with data entry and manipulation of production software systems.
  • Must be in good physical condition and pass company physical test (Intertek Test).
  • Ability to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

MENTAL DEMANDS

  • Able to function safely in a noisy environment with safe, but elevated, levels of CO2 vapor present in the facility.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Essential job function requires the routine lifting and manipulation of dry ice blocks ranging in weight from 5 – 50 pounds each.

What’s in it for me?
Airgas offers temperature regulated facilities, multiple shift times, quarterly bonuses, HMO health plans, 401K, and 2 weeks’ vacation as a new employee! Our employees can also take advantage of Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, sick time, Tuition Reimbursement and much more! If you are looking for a full-time permanent position, affordable healthcare, and career growth, we want to talk to you!

Who is Airgas?
Airgas Inc., an Air Liquide company, is one of the country’s largest supplier 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.

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

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