Airgas Usa LLC Production Operator in Little Rock, Arkansas

AIRGAS USA – LLC an Air Liquide company is a leading distributor of industrial gas and welding supplies. We currently have an IMMEDIATE opening for a PRODUCTION OPERATOR to join our TEAM at the LITTLE ROCK, AR PLANT.


Tends equipment to fill cylinders and other containers with liquefied or compressed gases by performing the following the duties.


  • Rolls cylinders onto platform, or positions cylinders in manifold racks manually or with the aid of material handling equipment.

  • Operates forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment to safely load/unload compressed gas and liquid cylinders to and from delivery vehicles using store order sheets/manifests.

  • Connects manifold to cylinders.

  • May fill cylinders by any of the following methods: (1) Sets pressure gauge to specified reading and watches for indication of full cylinders. (2) Adjusts valves and observes gauge to fill cylinder to specified pressure. (3) Observes scale indicator to fill cylinders to specified weight. (4) Fills cylinder to excess, rolls cylinder onto scale, and connects exhaust line to release excess gas and attain prescribed weight.

  • Identifies, sorts and palletizes cylinders by size and product for efficient refilling and handling.

  • Fills out and attaches warning and other identification tags, labels, or decals to cylinders.

  • May test gas for purity using testing equipment.

  • May inspect or test empty cylinders.

  • May tend or maintain generator or compressor in filling process.

  • May change cylinder valves with wrench, or adjust them with torque wrench to prescribed tension.

  • Complies with all safety requirements, safety procedures and rules as prescribed by Airgas Inc., State and Federal agencies. Working safely is our number one priority.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Must have the ability to perform very heavy work – routinely lift 25 – 75 lbs., and occasionally lift 76 to greater than 125 pounds with the aid of material handling equipment

  • Must be able to work overtime as needed


  • Minimum of 1 year experience driving a forklift

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a plant or manufacturing environment

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in basic mechanical skills (e.g. assemble, disassemble mechanical equipment)
    EDUCATION: Required:

  • None


  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent combination of experience PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to perform very heavy work – routinely lift 25 – 75 lbs., and occasionally lift 76 to greater than 100 lbs. The associate is regularly required to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours; frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion also required. The associate must have the ability to perform work with occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, crawling, pushing, and pulling and finger activities.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

    COMPANY BENEFITS: Airgas offers a competitive benefit package including medical, dental and vision plans. Benefits take effect after only 30 days. In addition, Airgas also offers its employees a 401k Plan with company matching funds, Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Program. Airgas provides 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.

    EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

    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

Job: *Operations

Title: Production Operator

Location: Arkansas-Little Rock-72204

Requisition ID: 22280