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ACE Delivery Rep


Hillside, IL, 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 ACE Delivery Rep delivers filled gas grill cylinders (20s) to customer locations that resell the cylinders to individual consumers.  AmeriGas ACE customers can include large retail chains, such as Wal-Mart, Jewel, and Home Depot, and small independent retailers such as gas stations, convenience stores, or hardware stores.  Full cylinders are placed into the customer’s storage cage and exchanged for empty cylinders, which are loaded back onto the truck and taken back to the AmeriGas facility for refill.  The number of daily deliveries and quantity of tanks exchanged at each stop may vary based upon the region of the country and the season of the year.  An average range of deliveries may vary from 10 stops per day exchanging 150 to 200 tanks, up to 25 to 30 stops per day exchanging 300 to 600 tanks.  Upon return to the AmeriGas facility, empty tanks are generally unloaded, filled and reloaded back onto the truck by a Utility Worker. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive one to two truckloads of filled cylinders to customer sites daily and exchange these cylinders for empties. (340 cylinders per truckload.)
  • Place filled cylinders into customers’ storage cages, remove empty cylinders, and reload empty cylinders back onto the truck.  May require rearranging cylinders on the truck to keep the empty cylinders to the back and on the bottom, so that filled cylinders can be easily accessed at the next stop.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (As needed basis)

  • Weather conditions may require shoveling snow to get through alleys to customer locations or to gain access to storage cages.
  • Move any materials that may be blocking customer storage cages.
  • Unload, refill, and reload tanks when working on Saturday or Sunday to meet customer demand in peak season.
    Weights Handled:

Cylinder Type

Weight Range

Empty Gas Grill Cylinders (20s)

16-25 pounds

Full Gas Grill Cylinders (20s)

35-36 pounds


Physical Demands:

  • Climbing up steps (13, 32, and 39 inches) into truck approximately 30 to 40 times per day.
  • Climbing up side of truck to get to the higher stack of cylinders (about 84 inches high).  Pull out step under bay is 22 inches high.
  • Walking over four miles per day (distance will vary seasonally).
  • Lifting/carrying two empty cylinders at a time varying distances from 10 feet to over 50 feet, about 75 to 300 times per day on average.
  • Lifting/carrying two full cylinders at a time varying distances from 10 feet to over 50 feet, about 75 to 300 times per day on average.
  • Reaching upward to place and/or throw the empty cylinders onto the top of the stack of empties (higher stacks are 66 and 84 inches high) about 100 times per day on average:  16-25 pounds force.
  • Pulling full cylinders off of the stacks of cylinders in the truck (stacks: 30”, 48”, 66”, and 84” high) about 150 to 600 times per day on average:  35-35 pounds force.
  • Pulling down the sliding cover over each bay at each stop (harder in winter):  63 to 77 pounds force.
  • Pulling up the sliding cover over each bay at each stop (harder in winter):  43 to 68 pounds force.
  • Reaching up to the top of the stacked cylinders in the truck bay to retrieve full cylinders.  The highest level accessed is 84 inches from ground level. 
  • Bending to ground level to place cylinders in the lower levels of the storage racks at customer locations.
  • Bending, stooping, crouching in various situations.
  • Depending on the driver’s height, he may have to climb on the front tire to look into the engine for the daily truck inspection (tire: 40” high, lug nuts: 14 to 25” high).
    Working Conditions:
  • Environmental conditions such as rain, mud, ice, snow, and uneven terrain will affect this job, as the employee spends most of the workday outdoors.


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: Chicago

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