Plant Supervisor

Airgas Inc Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 5 months ago

Airgas USA, LLC is hiring a Plant Supervisor in Richmond, VA!!

Are you ready to be part of a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?

Discover an exciting Career with Airgas as a Plant Supervisor! Airgas USA, LLC, a Fortune 500, $6B organization is planning for continued growth. As the largest distributor of welding, medical and specialty gases and hard goods in the United States, Airgas has the versatility to provide the best solution at the best value, direct to our customers. Bring your competitive drive and ability to work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment to Airgas!


Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Plant Supervisor will supervise and coordinate activities of plant operators engaged in producing and repackaging compressed and liquid gases into cylinders.


  • Operate and safely maintain high pressure gas repackaging plant.

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate performance of all plant operators.

  • Conduct periodic checks of generation plant for safe and efficient operation.

  • Assigns job tasks to plant operators according to customer needs, current stock levels and workers' expertise.

  • Analyze production schedules and estimates man-hour requirements for completion of job assignment.

  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.

  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules, using knowledge of capacities of machines and equipment.

  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.

  • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.

  • Recommends or initiates personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.

  • Maintains time and production records.

  • Conducts or assures emergency training drills and exercises are performed and documented.

  • Resolve problems associated with plant operation.

  • Ensure all safety rules are strictly observed.

  • Maintain neat, clean and orderly plant appearance.


  • Operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Looking for a great company to work for? You'll Find It With Us! Airgas South offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug, Life & Disability Insurance, 401(k),Tuition Reimbursement and more.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • 2 years of production experience, preferably in our industry or a manufacturing or distribution environment, plus experience supervising, motivating and leading other associates.


  • Must be able to substitute for plant technicians at each position.

  • Ability to routinely lift 25 60 lbs.

  • Ability to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours; Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion also required.

  • Ability to perform work during occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, pushing, pulling and finger activities.

  • Ability to read and comprehend Materiel Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

  • Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Must be able to work varied shifts including some overtime, if necessary.

  • Must be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.

  • Must be able to work outdoors in temperatures ranging from -10 to over 110 degrees.

  • Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace.EOE AA

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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