Maintenance Technician

Airgas Inc. - Star, MS3.3

Star, MS

Do you enjoy working on a team that sees you as more than just a number? Does teamwork and driving results attract you? Are steady work schedules and work-life balance something you’ve been missing? If you answered yes to these questions, we may have just the role you are looking for!

What’s in it for me?

Airgas offers possible multiple shift times, quarterly bonuses, HMO health plans, 401K, and 2 weeks’ vacation as a new employee! Our employees can also take advantage of Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, sick time, Tuition Reimbursement and much more! If you are looking for a full-time permanent position, affordable healthcare, and career growth, we want to talk to you!

Airgas is seeking a Warehouse Associate for one of our 7 Dry Ice facilities. The Warehouse Associate will assist with tasks such as production, packaging of dry ice, shipping preparation, and loading/unloading products in commercial trucks. In this full time position, our associates benefit from competitive compensation between $20.00 and $28.00 an hour, with full benefits medical, dental, vision, and 401k. As an added bonus for our current associates we also provide a $500 referral bonuses!

What will I be doing?

Performs repairs and installations on all plant production equipment.

Completes preventive maintenance as assigned.

Performs equipment inspections to ensure proper operation and safety.

Communicates repair functions with production supervisors.

Identifies and communicates safety hazards and quality deficiencies to maintenance management.

Operates a forklift and/or pallet jack as needed to perform job functions.

Enters data into maintenance and inventory software systems.

Knows and complies with all safety and quality policies and procedures.

Clean-up as required including, but not limited to, sweeping, washing, painting, trash removal and pick-up.

Occasional assistance with production needs.


What experience and skills must I possess?

High degree of technical aptitude and skill to learn the function and repair of plant production equipment.

Self-starter able to take direction, problem solves to repair and maintain plant production equipment and systems.

Good written and verbal skills with basic math skills (add ,subtract, multiply, divide).

Proficient with data entry and manipulation of maintenance software and inventory systems.

Able to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

Certified industrial refrigeration experience highly desired.

High School or equivalent (GED) preferred.

Formal training in one or more of the following: General Industrial Maintenance, Hydraulics, Industrial Electrical Systems, PLC Programming, Industrial Refrigeration, Compressors, Pneumatics.

Three (3) years experience in a production/manufacturing environment working in a maintenance capacity.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers or associates.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential job function requires the routine lifting of items weighing at least 50 pounds. Turning wrenches requiring pulling strength. Ability to safely climb ladders and work overhead.

Function safely in a noisy environment with safe, but elevated, levels of CO2 vapor present in the facility. Able to think clearly and troubleshoot during time-sensitive outages.

What shifts are open?

Our Warehouse Associates work a rotating 12 hours shift starting at 7AM -7PM 4 days on 3 day off.

Week 1 - Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat

Week 2 - Sun, Wed, Thu

What is the work environment like?

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Unconditioned work space (i.e. warm in summer, cool in winter). Hazards require the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and safety shoes). Wet, oily floors create slipping hazards. Dry ice is extremely cold, and therefore requires that gloves be worn when directly handling dry ice.

On-call and shift work required.

Who is Airgas?

Airgas Inc., an Air Liquide company, is one of the country’s largest suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases. As the leading U.S. distributor, Airgas has a focus on quality products—but we recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. With more than 17,000 employees working in approximately 1,100 locations—branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, gas production facilities and distribution centers—chances are, there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you. As the largest supplier of dry ice, Airgas has established a series of production plants across the nation to develop a secure source supply. Distribution Branches are located in strategic locations throughout the country to provide service to key industries including universities and labs. Quality, reliability, and service are the key drivers that enable Airgas to grow with organizations who depend on dry ice and cold shipping supplies.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability