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Aliquippa, PA, US

Company:  AmeriGas Propane, Inc.

When you work for AmeriGas, you become a part of something BIG! Founded in 1959, AmeriGas is the nation’s premiere propane company, serving over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial and motor fuel propane customers.  Together, our 8,500 dedicated professionals will deliver 1.5 billion gallons of propane from 1,400 distribution points across the United States.

Job Summary (Purpose): 


The Dockworker primarily works in the outside dock area of the AmeriGas facility.  The employee is responsible for unloading empty propane cylinders from the truck(s), carrying them inside the dock area to the refill station, and refilling the cylinders.  The filled cylinders are then moved back to the dock and reloaded onto the truck(s) for the next day’s delivery.  Other duties may include cylinder repair and maintenance, providing customer training on dispensing propane, and handling refills for walk-in customers. 


Key Characteristics:


  • Safety Mindset - Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of safety to the company; considers the impact on safety when making decisions; consistently models safety practices
  • Customer Focus - Makes customers the highest priority, second only to safety; is committed to meeting the needs of all customers; establishes rapport and engages customers in discussion of their needs;
  • Integrity & Trustworthiness - Demonstrates high professional and personal standards; treats people fairly and with respect; handles confidential information appropriately.
  • Communication - Listens and responds appropriately to others; articulates ideas clearly, persuasively, and concisely
  • Meets Commitments - Sees issues through to completion; checks with appropriate parties to ensure issues have been completely resolved; finds ways to overcome barriers that initially prevents oneself from immediately solving problems and getting the job done.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Help Delivery Representatives unload empty tanks from the trucks and carry the tanks to the refill station. 
  • Refill empty cylinders.
  • Load filled cylinders onto the truck(s) for the next day’s delivery route.
  • Repair cylinders, including such activities as replacing valves, bleeders, liquid level gauges, and O-rings.
  • Serve all walk-in customers per day with tank refills and repairs
  • Operate the forklift to move large tanks and storage cages around the yard and load onto trucks.
  • Remove rust on tanks and repaint them.
  • Help with service work.
  • Provide dispenser training at customer sites that refill gas grill tanks.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Required federal, state and local licenses/permits/certifications for work being performed.
  • Knowledge of propane along with the safe operation in filling and storage operations.
  • Within first six months in the position, incumbent must meet training and certification requirements for the position
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, contractors, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to climb steps/ladders, walk 1-5 miles and carry multiple propane cylinders weighing up to 75 lbs each


Education and Experience Required:


  • At least 18 years old
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions



Disclaimer & Approvals


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.



AmeriGas is a Drug Free Workplace.  Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check.  AmeriGas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Warehouse, Facilities, Forklift, Manufacturing, Operations

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