Mar 15, 2019

Fleet Manager/Driver Trainer

  • Airgas Inc.
  • Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Job Overview

Are you ready to grow sales and lead a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward and exceed customer expectations?
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What you will do: Responsible for the oversight of distribution operations, driver training, assist in driver recruitment and compliance to all government and Airgas policies and procedures. The position encompasses coordinating through a network of distribution sites within a designated area. To serve as regional backup driver as determined by business needs. Internal and external customer contact is critical in this position. The success of this position is determined by reducing/eliminating and managing fleet/distribution risks while meeting business goals and achieving fully compliant distribution locations and drivers. This position reports to the VP of Safety and Compliance.
Fleet Manager responsibilities:
  • Total safety for fleet assigned and its drivers. Zero accidents and Zero incidents is the ultimate goal.
  • Review of distribution safety and compliance with each branch assigned
  • Develop relationships with key service providers to ensure compliance and cost competitiveness
  • Review distribution practices and metrics; propose initiatives that improve efficiency or effectiveness
  • Review of GPS data monthly with each branch.
  • Key mentor in driving branch compliance goals, including: auditing of driver paperwork to include trip reports, DVIR, Hazardous material manifests, Hours of service, Special Permit compliance, and continuous improvement program. Review of DOT Safety Management
  • System measurement reports (CSA2010)
  • Conduct annual DOT audits for each branch assigned
  • Lead route cause investigation for any incident involving a vehicle or driver
  • Ability to analyze data for route effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Prepare and present recommendations for distribution operational improvements
  • Develops team work with various distribution sites and teams
  • Assures that all drivers have the proper tools to perform their daily jobs
  • Prepares monthly management reports
  • Serves as a backup Driver as determined by business needs

Driver Trainer responsibilities:
  • Assist/Train new and existing associates in driver training as set forth in the Airgas transportation manual section 10,defensive driving techniques including the “Smith Driver System”, loading and unloading procedures, completion of required paperwork, fuel efficient driving and other techniques, company policies, and regulations.
  • Administer road tests as part of the new driver selection process.
  • Conduct annual driver road tests for all drivers in the group
  • Conduct forklift refresher training as defined in the Safety Manual
  • Participate in interviewing driver candidates and assist with completion of the orientation program.
  • Assist/ train new and existing associates in the safe use of forklift operation as set forth in the Airgas safety manual section 15 and Airgas East work safety rules
  • Serve as backup Driver as determined by business needs.
  • Assist safety directors as a resource for driver/driving topics and material for safety meetings and help conduct meetings as required.
  • Complete follow up training that is identified through observation rides or accident investigations.
  • Investigate unsafe delivery sites, as required.
  • Help with or provide training required by government legislation for example, drug and alcohol training.
  • Work safely and meet the requirements of all safety procedures and rules as prescribed by State laws, Federal law, and Airgas policies.
  • This position will require extensive travel and overnight stays away from home.
  • The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


What you will need:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Current commercial motor vehicle driver license – CDL A
  • Must be able to safely drive a forklift.
  • Ability to lead training for direct reports to include plant/branch managers and driving core
  • Ability to use Google Kite and learn operational software
  • Ability to create spreadsheets for operational efficiencies
  • Ability to learn and apply safety regulations to all areas of the business.
  • Must be organized, prompt and courteous.
  • Must be TEAM PLAYER and work well customers and associates at intercompany locations
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Interacts with a diverse group of customers, truck drivers and management personnel.
  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position’s responsibilities.

We take care of you: Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more!
Who we are: Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.
Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel. As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and innovations.
Check out what a career at Airgas can offer you!
What do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team? “Great place to work with great growth potential” - Director, Atlanta “Opportunity to advance and a great safety program” - Driver, Cheshire “Fun people to work with and flexible management” - Sales Specialist

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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