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Propane Service Technician

Company: Foster Fuels
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The primary role of the Propane Service Technician, whose work is to be performed across Foster Fuels' service area, is to be responsible for the following activities; deliver, set and install propane tanks, inside and outside lines, conduct system test and purge cylinders and tanks consistent with company standards and maintaining related documentation. Propane service technician will also be responsible for installation and service of propane appliances and heating systems. Extended and on-call hours are required.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent the values of the company to customers, prospective customers and the public in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Will wear the uniform provided that displays the Foster Fuels brand (pants, shirts and hats)
  • Assist the Lead Propane Technician or independently install propane tanks (above ground and underground) and appliances at customer sites.
  • Provide maintenance on existing propane systems and appliances; to include periodic scheduled maintenance, repairs, gas leak checks, pressure checks and appliance operations.
  • Communicate effectively with the Service Manager about installation complications, changes in the estimated arrival time to work sites and accurately describe the work performed at a work site.
  • Convey the results of service calls and the proper operation of the appliance to the customer in a professional manner.
  • Install propane regulators, run propane lines from the storage tanks to the facility, and connect to appliances.
  • Operate machinery such as mini-excavators, trenchers and crane trucks
  • Conduct truck inspections and ensure required inventory and tools are available to conduct the installation.
  • Manage details of the service call to ensure that jobs are complete and signed off as completed and closed.
  • Advocate for all aspects of safety for the service department including appropriate personal protective equipment, proper lifting of heavy parts and equipment, hazardous materials handling and general safety awareness
  • Perform any other tasks and duties as assigned, which may or may not relate to the normal scope of this positionRequired Skills:
    • Previous mechanical, utility or HVAC field experience required.
    • Punctual and flexible work schedule required.
    • Previous customer service skills in an industrial service capacity required.
    • Must currently hold a CDL Class B with endorsements or achieve one within 6 months.
    • Must hold a valid DOT Medical Card and keep current for the duration of employment
    • Must have a clean driving record (0-points) and maintain a clean driving record for the duration of employment.
    • Required to participate in continuing education for applicable NPGA/CETP certifications and state and federal licensing requirements.
    • Must abide by a Drug Free Workplace and Smoking policy.
    • Required to use tablets and smart phones on a daily basis for timekeeping, record keeping and other daily work use.Preferred Skills:
      • Knowledge and understanding of pipe capacity and gas regulators
      • Must participate in Continuing Education to achieve Gas Fitters License.Competencies:
        • Action oriented, dealing with ambiguity, approachability, composure, conflict management, customer focus, decision quality, informing and effective written and verbal communicationOther Comments:
          • Physical Requirements include but no limited to; lifting up to 50 pounds, using hand tools (shovel, hoe, rake, hammer, screw drivers, drills, etc.) pushing, pulling, squatting, crawlingAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Keywords: Foster Fuels, Charlottesville , Propane Service Technician, Professions , Charlottesville, Virginia

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