Job Summary (External):
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Apria Healthcare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our patients at home. We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful and compassionate people, to meet the needs of our patients. Already an industry leader in healthcare services, we provide home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help our patients sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer.
The Production Technician,Oxygen Transfill will participate in all production aspects of filling high pressure medical oxygen cylinders - prefill inspections, filling, and post filling processes - in a regulated environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Inspect and prepare aluminum and steel cylinders.
Connect cylinders to filling manifolds.
Fill high pressure cylinders with oxygen.
Disconnect, Test, and Inspect cylinders - verifying filling requirements.
Perform post-fill processes.
Store oxygen cylinders in appropriate section of department/warehouse.
Document all worked performed according to written policy.
Maintain accurate files of all work performed. Files contain such information as lot and batch numbers, cylinder maintenance and inspection logs, and materials required by the F.D.A.
Ensure all workstations are maintained in an efficient, clean and safe manner.
Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Required Qualifications (External):
Education and/or Experience
Must be at least 18 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Pass company standard background check.
- Three years’ experience in a manufacturing or similar environment.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Must be a strong team player with the ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to work an 8-hour shift.
- Ability to communicate effectively in-person.
- Knowledge of manufacturing and basic warehousing
- Specific job-related training (Medical Gases P&P) and competency test will be provided, wherein a passing test score is required.
- English (reading, writing, verbal)
Basic MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Basic problem solving (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication)
Education and/or Experience
Technical degrees or relevant technical training.
Experience with chemicals, hazardous gases, and gas analysis
Experience in an FDA regulated production environment
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations
May be asked to become certified to work with oxygen by various state or federal agencies, where required.
Prior forklift experience
Regularly required to use hands to handle tools and equipment
Regularly required to read documents and write neatly, legibly and transcribe accurate information and numbers/values.
Required to use a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically safety shoes, eye and ear protection, exam-style gloves as well as cut resistant gloves.
Continually engages in activities that requires team collaboration, listening, talking and hearing.
Frequent variations including sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, reaching or stooping.
Specific vision abilities required to perform this job safely include close vision, distant vision, and the ability to adjust focus to read documents.
Frequent use of basic hand tools, material handling equipment, carrying devices, cleanup equipment
o Ability to frequently and repetitively grip with hands and lift 15 lbs. or less above shoulder height up to 72” (6ft).
o Ability to hold an object in place while utilizing the other hand to scrape off tags and labels.
o Utilization of a pallet jack and or tilter to move (via push/pull) cylinder containers weighting up to a max weight of 1,200lbs.
Body Position and Flexibility Elements
o Frequently and repetitively removing cylinders from containers (floor) and placing onto the inspection table (waste high), then to the filling rack (2ft to 6ft high) after per-fill tasks are completed.
o Frequently required to reach, on average, 20” away from the body.
o Frequently required to reach, bend or squat to perform many of the above tasks.
Noise levels can range from low to high level industrial noise. Noise protection devices are provided and available as needed
Weather and temperature range from indoor climate-controlled environment in buildings and various outdoor seasonal conditions and temperature extremes encountered throughout the year in a variety of US states.
Lighting is generally provided via warehouse lighting, LED and or fluorescent.
Wearing proper protective equipment required while working in the high pressure Transfill plant.
The essential duties and responsibilities, physical requirements, and work environment described above are representative of those typically required for this position but may vary depending on staffing and business needs at specific locations. The inclusion or omission of a specific duty or physical requirement is, therefore, not determinative of whether that function is essential to a specific individual’s position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist or enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Apria Healthcare is committed to hiring veterans and military spouses.
Comprehensive benefits package offered for eligible employees:
- Competitive salary
- Ability to have early access to earned wages
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Savings Accounts
- Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance
- Paid Time Off, including Vacation, Personal Time, Paid Sick Leave & Paid Holidays
- 401K Savings Plan (available immediately)
- Educational Assistance
- Employee Referral Reward Program
- Employee Discount Programs
- Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan (available immediately)
- We recognize our veterans by offering a company paid day off for Veterans Day
- Career Advancement/ Development Opportunities
- Compensation is commensurate with experience
- Annual compensation is based on a 40 hour week
As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet