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AIRGAS USA LLC Plant Operator (Cylinder Loader and Filler) in Ankeny, Iowa

Description Position Title: Plant Operator (Cylinder Loader/Filler) Ankeny, IA1st Shift How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW? The Cylinder Loader/Filler will be responsible for safely handling and filling gas products into liquid, medical and high pressure gas cylinders in compliance with federal, state, local regulations, and meeting the standard operating procedures of Airgas along with loading and unloading of high-pressure and liquid cylinders on / off trucks in compliance with federal, state, local regulations. The Loader will also be responsible for meeting all safety standards in the loading and unloading of cylinder gases per Airgas procedures. In particular, you will: Inspects cylinders prior to filling, following standard procedures as required by government, Airgas, and distributor standards. Conducts a variety of Safety checks per procedures, such as odor tests, checking caps and valves. Analyzes products for purity and correct mixtures.Handles high-pressure, medical and liquid cylinders. Prepares high pressure cylinders and cryogenic vessels for filling. Attaches to manifold, evacuates cylinders to eliminate all possible contaminants. Fills cylinders by pressure and weight, per regulations and standards.Assists with the loading and unloading of cylinders on and off pallets and tractor trailers. Operates a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment.Manages paperwork to DOT, FDA, OSHA, and Airgas standards. Completes quality control sheets as required.Understands hazards of various gases; size and contents of cylinders by reading and interpreting cylinder labels and the color-coding of tanks. Accurately labels cylinders.Loads/unloads cylinders on/off pallets; ensuring they are strapped in.Rolls cylinders to designated work area using appropriate, safe work method or equipmentExamines returned cylinders for surface defects, dents, cracks, burns and performs minor maintenance of equipment and inspection of cylinders prior to filling.Segregates out of test cylinders and any defective cylinders.Removes old labels, cleans cylinders.Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Are you a MATCH? HS Diploma or equivalent preferred.Minimum of one year of prior experience in a manufacturing operation, filling or loading experience preferred.Strong background in gas, welding and safety supply industry or chemical industry preferred.Excellent customer service skills.Ability to safely operate a forklift.Your differences enhance our performanceAt Airgas, we are committed to build a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.About AirgasAirgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products.Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions.Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally. Join us for a stimulating experience: you'll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do, in an open, collaborative and respectful environment.EO

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