Production Associate (Filler)

Website Airgas

Production Associate (Filler) Job Highlights

Title Production Associate-Filler
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 1 Year
Function Marketing/Public Relations/Writing/Editing
Location Portland, ME, 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 hiring a Production Associate (Filler) who will be responsible for safely handling and filling gas products into liquid, medical, and high-pressure gas cylinders in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, and meeting the standard operating procedures of Airgas.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of prior experience in a manufacturing operation, filling or loading experience (preferred)


  • Inspects cylinders before filling, following standard procedures. Conducts safety checks per procedures, (for example: 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, and evacuates cylinders to eliminate all possible contaminants. Fills cylinders by pressure and weight.
  • 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 standards. Completes quality control sheets.
  • Understands hazards of various gases; sizes, and contents of cylinders by reading and interpreting cylinder labels and the color-coding of tanks. Accurately labels cylinders.
  • Complies with all government and company standards for the safe handling of hazardous materials/cylinder gases; maintains a neat, clean, and orderly plant appearance.
  • May perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • Ability to read and comprehend material safety data sheets.
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift.
  • Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines; strong level of attention to detail.
  • Able to smell and hear leaking gas from cylinders.
  • Excellent customer service skills; must be able to work with different personalities and backgrounds; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Regularly required to stand, bend, stoop, crouch, reach, grasp, feel and talk or hear.
  • Requires both indoor and outdoor environments in various seasonal weather conditions.
  • Strong background in gas, welding, and safety supply industry or chemical industry preferred.


  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Always have the medication you need with a prescription drug plan
  • Auto, home, and personal property insurance options
  • Basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Basic long-term disability insurance
  • Choose between 5 medical plan options
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Keep tabs on your eye health with our vision care plan
  • Leadership development courses
  • On-site training programs
  • Optional spouse and dependent life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Scholarship programs
  • Select from two valuable dental plan options
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Worker’s compensation insurance

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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