Cylinder Loader

Website Airgas

Cylinder Loader Job Highlights

Title Cylinder Loader
Type Full Time
Experience 1 Year
Function Procurement/Management
Location Geismar, LA, United States
Company Airgas

Company Profile

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, hard goods/related products, safety products, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Cylinder Loader (Production Operator) who will be responsible for loading and unloading high-pressure and liquid cylinders on/off trucks in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. The Loader will also be responsible for meeting all safety standards in the loading and unloading of cylinder gases per Airgas procedures.

Educational Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (preferred)

Work Experience

  • 1 year of experience in manufacturing operations or loading experience (preferred)


  • Complies with all government and company standards relating to the safe handling of hazardous materials/cylinder gases.
  • Examines returned cylinders for surface defects, dents, cracks, and burns and performs minor maintenance of equipment and inspection of cylinders before filling.
  • Inspects cylinders before filling, following standard procedures as required by government, Airgas, and distributor standards.
  • Loads cylinders on/off vehicles, using a hand truck or chain hoist, and records the type and quantity of cylinders.
  • Loads/unloads cylinders on/off pallets; ensuring they are strapped in.
  • Removes old labels, and cleans cylinders.
  • Rolls cylinders to designated work areas using appropriate, safe work methods or equipment
  • Safely operates a forklift, pallet jack, and other warehouse/material-handling equipment.
  • Segregates out test cylinders and any defective cylinders.
  • Understands hazards of various gases; sizes, and contents of cylinders by reading and interpreting cylinder labels and the color-coding of tanks.


  • Ability to perform math functions and analysis as needed by the position.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.
  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, and procedures that apply to this position’s responsibilities.
  • Strong background in gas, welding, and safety supply industry or chemical industry preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • A competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision plans. Benefits take effect after only 30 days.
  • 401k Plan with company matching funds, Tuition Reimbursement, and Scholarship Program.
  • Paid time off benefits for employees, including vacation, sick, holidays, and floating holidays.
  • Company-paid uniforms are provided, as well as a safety boot and safety glasses allowance.

Employer’s Statement

Airgas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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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