Operator - Production I (Cylinders) (2nd Shift)


Airgas, an Air Liquide company is Hiring!
Operator-Production I (Cylinder) (2nd Shift) in Lynwood, CA
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is one of the nation's leading single-source suppliers of gases, welding and safety products. We recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. Airgas operates in a culture focused on safety, innovation and customer service.
Position Summary:
The Gas Cylinder Operator I will assist in the cylinder requalification and repair process and manually and/or with the aid of material handling equipment move industrial gas cylinders to different areas of the plant and loads/unloads cylinders from delivery trucks.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Perform cylinder cleaning, painting and general maintenance regularly.
  • Identify and sort cylinders for efficient retesting and handling.
  • Safely operate forklift, hand-truck, pallet-jack, chain hoist, etc. to load/unload compressed and liquid industrial gas cylinders to and from delivery trucks to testing and storage areas.
  • May load cylinders onto vehicles manually or with the aid of material handling equipment.
  • Transfer plant cylinders to different areas within the facility using a forklift.
  • Notify supervisor if normal truck loading duties cannot be accomplished for any reason.
  • Replace pallet straps as necessary.
  • Complete required paperwork accurately and as needed.
  • Report any equipment or facility defect(s) to supervisor.
  • Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported.


  • Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be customer service oriented and able to interact with fellow Associates in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and be detailed-oriented with good organizational skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, MSDS, and procedure manuals
  • Possess basic mathematic and written skills
Education, Experiences, Certificates/Licenses and/or Registrations:
  • Must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year related experience and/or training preferred
  • Forklift certification required
Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to sit for long periods and stand to perform work. The associate is required to reach with hands and arms, smell, talk or hear. The associate must be able to lift, push, pull or move up to thirty (50) pounds or more with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy and the associate may be exposed to extreme weather. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Fully enclosed shoes or safety shoes must we worn in designated areas.
  • Safety glasses must be worn in designated areas.
  • Must use other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required

Airgas offers a full benefits package includes:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, an Employee Stock Purchase Program, Tuition Reimbursement and much more... What do our Team Members have to say? Great place to work with great growth potential - Director, Atlanta Opportunity to advance and a great safety program - Driver, Cheshire Fun people to work with and flexible management - Sales Specialist

Airgas will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

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.

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