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Airgas Plant Operator Technician II in Pueblo, Colorado

Plant Operator Technician IIDescriptionAirgas is the nation's largest distributor of packaged atmospheric gases foruse in medical, industrial, and specialty applications and is part of AirLiquide, the world leader in gases, technologies, and services forIndustry and Health.Generous benefit package:Benefits start after 30 days!* Medical, dental, vision, paid holiday and vacation time, 401(k), lifeinsurance, short and long term disability insurance, employee assistanceprogram, and employee discounts.Weprovide opportunities for personal and professional growth and we'll supportyour educational and career goals with our generous tuition reimbursementprogram.JOB DESCRIPTION* Fills high-pressure cylinders (Industrial, Medical, and Mixes) followingcompression temperature/pressure method.ESSENTIAL DUTIES* Operate and safely maintain equipment for pumping or repackaging gasesinto cylinders.* Perform all required pre-fill and post-fill inspections and tests beforecylinders are released.* Ensure cylinders are adequately maintained - cylinders requiring maintenance or repair are removed from service untilcorrected.* Regularly inspect and maintain pumping apparatus and associated pressuregages and monitoring devices.* Fill cylinders or containers to proper pressure or weight, whichever isappropriate.* Ensure cylinder filling records are accurately maintained and that allrequired procedures are followed in order to comply with local, state, andfederal 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 whennecessary.QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS* Ability to perform very heavy work - routinely lifts 25 - 75 lbs, andoccasionally lifts 76 to greater than 100 lbs.* Ability to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours; frequentbending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling andrepetitive motion also required.* Ability to perform work during occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling,crawling, pushing, pulling, and finger activities.* Ability to read and comprehend Safety Data Sheets (SDS).* Must be able to safely drive a forklift.Language Skills* Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating *and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.* Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Mathematical Skills* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measureEOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to their race, color, religion, nationalorigin, sex, protected veteran status, or disability