Website Airgas

Production Operator III Job Highlights

Title Production Operator III
Type Full Time
Experience 1 Year
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location San Jose, CA, 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 Operator III (Cylinder 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, local regulations, and meeting the standard operating procedures of Airgas.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of experience as level 2 and must have completed training and be proficient in filling all cryogenic liquids as well as all pure industrial gases.
  • Acetylene experience may be required (depending on work location and experience if trained)
  • Prior forklift operator’s license experience


  • Assists with the loading/unloading of cylinders on/off pallets and tractor-trailers. Operates a forklift, pallet jack, and other warehouse equipment.
  • Complies with all government and company standards relating to the safe handling of hazardous materials/cylinder gases.
  • 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, per regulations and standards.
  • Inspects cylinders prior to filling, following standard procedures as required by the 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.
  • Maintains a neat, clean and orderly plant appearance.
  • Manages paperwork to DOT, FDA, OSHA, and Airgas standards. Completes quality control sheets as required.
  • 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.


  • Ability to read and comprehend material safety data sheets.
  • Must be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.
  • Strong background in gas, welding, and safety supply industry or chemical industry preferred.

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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