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Foster Fuels, Inc., is a diversified, stable, and growing company that has been in the petroleum business since 1921. We are committed to hiring and retaining skilled employees that are courteous, knowledgeable, and hard-working. Foster Fuels values quality, customer service, safety, and dependability. We encourage those who fit the described criteria to apply. Please fill out an application and email it to hr@fosterfuels.com or fax it to 434-376-5969. We will keep it on file.

Benefits Package for Full-Time Employees:

  • Paid Vacation & Paid Sick
  • Safe, Modern Equipment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance – Piedmont
  • 401K Plan – Fidelity
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Supplemental: Disability, Dental, Cancer, etc.
  • Furnished Uniforms
  • Annual Performance-based Bonus
  • Annual Performance-based Pay Increases
  • Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
  • Drug Free / Smoke Free Workplace

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 Office Staff


Manager/Director of Information Technology – Brookneal

Foster Fuels a national fuel distribution and fuel service provider has an opening for a Fuel Quality Technician position based out of our Brookneal Headquarters office. Fuel Quality Technicians candidates must be a candidate with excellent self management skills and a proven track record of meeting ambitious goals and exemplary customer service. This position requires extended periods of travel throughout the United States

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the CIO, serve as the lead in management of IT operations.
  • Explores, assesses and reports on new and emerging technologies that will improve quality and reduce cost of IT operations and services.
  • Ensures that project goals are accomplished and aligned with the operational and educational mission of the company.
  • Develops, proposes, implements and maintains effective policies and procedures for use in IT operations and security.
  • Ensures access, security controls and usage of applications and services are in accordance with company policies, applicable laws and best practices.
  • Provides oversight to company’s mobile device and cellular phone plan.
  • Provides ERP oversight and planning as SME/advisor and report writer of customized data collection.
  • Maintains effective working relationships and acts as the primary point of contact for vendors and solution providers within the operations area.
  • As directed by the CIO, negotiates acquisitions, service level agreements and vendor service agreements.
  • Manage IT security events; provide solutions to audit/security issues and provide data to substantiate security posture.
  • Plans, designs, implements, maintains and supports IT operations and security management within the Company.
  • Provide coordination and oversight during planned and unplanned system outages and actively participate in the IT change management process.
  • Programs Company access databases, VB Scripts and code modifications.
  • Participate in information technology planning and annual budget processes.
  • Supervisory responsibilities required in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training; planning and assigning projects/tasks; and appraising performance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related management field.
  • Five years or more experience in the technology operations and security field.
  • Experience in securing e-commerce architecture.
  • Experience conducting contract negotiations and managing technology contracts.
  • Demonstrated management skills and ability.
  • Knowledge of networking systems, services, protocols, and server hardware.
  • Knowledge of Internet security and firewalls
  • Knowledge of anti-malware and anti-spam mechanisms
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP and related networks.
  • Knowledge of data leak protection mechanisms.
  • Familiar with security controls and processes.
  • Project management skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in the fuel industry and fuel industry software/hardware would be a plus

Competencies:

Technology management, ethical conduct, credibility and integrity, analytical thinking, results driven, conflict management, confronting direct reports and management, problem solver, hiring and staffing, intellectual horsepower, diplomatic, managerial courage, strategic planning, managing and measuring work and results, flexible and agile to changing business actions.

Other Comments:

This position may include Emergency Response data collection and billing backup.

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Fuel Quality Technician – Brookneal

Foster Fuels a national fuel distribution and fuel service provider has an opening for a Fuel Quality Technician position based out of our Brookneal Headquarters office. Fuel Quality Technicians candidates must be a candidate with excellent self management skills and a proven track record of meeting ambitious goals and exemplary customer service. This position requires extended periods of travel throughout the United States

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fuel Quality technicians pull samples from fuel storage tanks and test the quality of the fuel.
  • Assist with cleaning & filtration operations at customer sites.
  • Lead fuel cleaning and filtration operations at Customer sites. (company training provided).
  • Provide Fuel Quality Service Work
  • Must be able to maintain records and process paperwork related to service work provided including preparing reports and data entry
  • Assist with Tank Pump outs, fuel delivery or other Mission Critical Work when required.
  • Must be able to work equally well in an office as well as out at a customer site (field setting)
  • Must have demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to address and resolve issues in a professional manner.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Construction or a related field
  • Hands on experience with general home or commercial building and grounds maintenance
  • Experience managing projects ranging from small building improvements to large commercial buildings while working with general and/or sub-contractors
  • Ability to acquire a Class B CDL within 6 months of employment
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with shifting roles
  • Must have a strong initiative to complete projects or maintenance on time
  • Must be able to handle a changing work environment – Requires indoor and outdoor project work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, contractors, and fellow employees
  • Ability to manage time wisely and effectively
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Software, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook

Required Skills:

  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to obtain a US Passport within six months.
  • Must have demonstrated problem solving capability.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team.
  • Requires travel up to approximately 60% of the time on a flexible schedule.
  • Candidates must be mechanically inclined and have had some previous mechanical work experience.
  • Requires attention to details in all aspects of the job, during fuel quality work as well as office work.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated and a self-starter
  • Candidates must have experience and competence with Microsoft Office suite, Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Candidates must have effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Class B CDL with Tanker and Hazmat or X endorsements within six months

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with pumps or fluid handling systems preferred.
  • Associates degree in a scientific field preferred.

Competencies:

Self starter, Customer Service Orientation, Works Independently, Teamwork, Integrity, Likes to travel, Works well with others, Self Managing, Takes direction from others

Other Comments:

Physical Requirements include; must be able to lift/carry up to 50-75 pounds, climbing, squatting, crawling and ability to work at heights wearing fall restraints.

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Credit and Collections Manager – Brookneal

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a Credit and Collections Manager. The focus of this opportunity will be to work closely with the Business units to establish credit procedures for new and existing customers and take appropriate actions to ensure that all monies owed to Foster Fuels is billed, received in a timely manner minimizing the company’s financial losses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop and implement collection procedures that reduce the amount of delinquency of outstanding accounts. Maintain a working knowledge of current credit and collection legal requirements and state of the art protocols.
  • Based on balance due aging, designs and implements processes to contact customers who have outstanding accounts based on delinquency of account to recover past due payments.
  • Work closely with billing departments to implement processes and policies to ensure accurate invoicing.
  • Monitors and negotiates on the payment of past due accounts. Establishes procedures for final demand of payment.
  • Research, identify and select outside Credit Collection agencies for use when accounts have exhausted all internal controls.
  • Research and evaluate Customer’s credit worthiness based on scoring models to predict risk and vulnerability.
  • Approve or reject service request based on credibility and potential revenue losses.
  • Calculate and set interest rates for past due accounts.
  • Negotiate payment terms with customers on past due accounts.
  • Serve as an active team member with all business units Leaders to ensure best return on accounts possible.
  • Establishes metrics and reports results on success of the Credit and Collection efforts.
  • Maintains integrity of customer accounts and relationships by keeping information confidential.
  • Resolve unpaid claims by taking appropriate actions to recover loss revenue within the legal system by seeking court judgments, making court appearances, and performing any follow-up measures available.

Required Skills:

  • Requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field.
  • Requires 3-5 years previous experience in a related area as an individual contributor.
  • Highly proficient in computer software, i.e, databases, Microsoft office, credit and collection systems.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • An analytical mind and good math skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral).
  • Organizational and leadership skills.
  • Team member in a cross functional matrix team environment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned related to the stated job function.

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Shop Manager- Brookneal

Foster Fuels serves our nation in the delivery of fuels and is looking for a Shop Manager with strong leadership and mechanical experience to keep up our commitment to safety and customer service. The Shop Manager will be responsible for managing and leading shop mechanics in troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs. In addition, this role will be scheduling hours for shop personnel, evaluating work performance, and ensuring safety within the Foster Fuels repair shop. Extended and on-call hours are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position manages and designates work to shop mechanics to ensure good use of time management and efficiency. This will include which vehicles are to be assigned to mechanics on any given day.
  • Establishes metrics and goals for work to be performed by mechanics. The Shop Manager will provide coaching and training to shop personnel based on these standards and will evaluate performance.
  • Maintains and schedules overtime for shop mechanics to ensure floor coverage is available. This role will have to also work extended hours and overtime when required and when additional floor coverage is needed.
  • Manages vehicle efficiency by ensuring inspections and diagnostic tests are conducted; identifying work to be completed, and damaged parts needing repair or replacement.
  • Troubleshoots any diagnostic issues that shop mechanics cannot resolve. In addition, the Shop Manager will work closely with mechanics and will provide any assistance/direction needed while making repairs
  • Manages and maintains electronic log of inventory and orders/invoices.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following and staying up to date on all safety and operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, and performing preventive maintenance.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent reading and writing skills.
  • 5+ years experience managing a high volume truck repair shop with in-depth mechanical knowledge and scheduling work.
  • Knowledge and ability to develop proficient electrical diagnostics and repairs in the mechanic team.
  • Management of parts inventory and service cost within budget using control systems and software
  • Ability to lead a team and coach and mentor higher levels of performance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Manages performance to corporate and regulated safety standards and ensures a neat, clean safe work environment.
  • Possesses or must obtain (within 90 days) a Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements
  • Must pass a background check and drug screen.
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically, Word, Excel, Outlook.

Preferred Skills:

  • Virginia State Safety Inspection License • Use of laptop or handheld processors/computerized diagnostic equipment.
  • Associates degree in a scientific field preferred.

Competencies:

Action oriented, dealing with ambiguity, approachability, composure, conflict management, customer focus, decision quality, timely decision making, functional/technical skills, integrity and trust, leadership, listening, patience, problem solving , self-knowledge, perseverance, peer relations, technical learning.

Other Comments:

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, long term standing, squatting, and crawling. Good hand-to-eye coordination.

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Service Technician – Charlottesville Area

The primary role of the Propane Service Technician 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
  • 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
  • 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 position

Required Skills:

  • Must have a CDL Class B; Class A preferred, with tanker and hazmat endorsements or obtain within 6 months
  • Must have a High School diploma or GED
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years previous auto mechanical experience in a truck shop
  • Operate tools necessary to perform duties including hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools and test equipment
  • Knowledge of mechanical operations and basic methods of repairing automotive equipment; maintenance, servicing and record keeping

Preferred Skills:

  • Currently holding or expected to achieve a CDL Class B with endorsements within 6 months
  • 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 communications

Other 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, crawling, digging, shoveling

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Class A CDL Transport Driver – Brookneal, HQ

Foster Fuels serves our nation in the delivery of fuels. The Transport Driver is a seasoned driver whose job is to deliver fuel to customer destinations and provide exceptional customer service. Foster Fuel Drivers are responsible and required to ensure their equipment is properly maintained and all records and reports required for DOT and Corporate compliance are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives truck and tanker to pick up and deliver fuel products as required
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas
  • Abides by all company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations.
  • Conducts pre-trip and post trip inspections of equipment for defects and safe operation conditions before and after trips, when stopped during the work day and submits a daily vehicle inspection report on the condition at the end of each day
  • Performs basic preventive maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressure are maintained
  • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations and including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by Foster Fuels or state and federal regulations
  • Ensures that all shipping documentation (bills of laden, weight tickets, etc.) required to move with shipments are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of laden for proof of delivery are turned into dispatch daily
  • Reports all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after an incident occurs to the Supervisor
  • Promptly reports any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Also report if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or deliver of fuel

Required Skills:

  • Requires one-year minimum over the road experience as a fuel transport driver
  • Requires Class “A” Driver’s License with H & N endorsements, current DOT physical examination card and clean DMV record and maintained during the duration of employment
  • Position travels outside of the local area when responding to an emergency event
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences
  • Ability to complete simple calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in all units of measure, whole numbers, fractions and decimals
  • Ability to graph hours of service driving logs both manually and electronically

Preferred Skills:

One or more years of fuel industry (delivery) experience

Competencies:

Action Oriented, Customer Focused, Informing Others, Works Independently, Integrity, Trust and Communications

Other Comments:

Sitting and driving for extended periods of time up to 8 hours with a break or a total of 11 hours in any one day, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping/squatting and moving items

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Class B Propane Delivery Driver – Charlottesville Area

Foster Fuels serves our nation in the delivery of fuels. The Propane Deliver Driver is a seasoned Class B driver with hazmat and tanker endorsements whose job is to deliver propane fuel to customer destinations and provide exceptional customer service. Foster Fuel Drivers are responsible and required to ensure their equipment is properly maintained and all records and reports required for DOT and Corporate compliance are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives truck locally to load, deliver and unload propane fuel products as required.
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas.
  • Abides by all company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations.
  • Conducts pre-trip and post trip inspections of equipment for defects and safe operating conditions before and after trips, submits a daily vehicle inspection report on the condition at the end of each day. and performs basic preventive maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressure are maintained.
  • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations and including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by Foster Fuels or state and federal regulations.
  • Ensures that all shipping documentation (bills of laden, weight tickets, etc.) required to move with shipments are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork is provided when delivered, and delivery tickets are turned into dispatch daily.
  • Reports all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after an incident occurs to the Supervisor and promptly reports any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Also report if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or deliver of fuel.
  • Must be able to work flexible work schedules including overtime in peak heating season.
  • Must have Demonstrated exceptional customer service in a previous work history.

Required Skills:

  • Requires Class “B” Driver’s License with X endorsement (tanker, hazmat endorsements), current DOT physical examination card and clean DMV record to be maintained during the duration of employment.
  • One year of previous Class A or Class B driving experience.
  • Familiar with the local area, Nelson, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Madison, Greene, Orange Counties and the City of Charlottesville.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences.
  • May be required to complete simple calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in all units of measure, whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to graph hours of service driving logs (manual/electronic) .
  • Previous experience in a dynamic flexible work schedule during peak business cycles.

Preferred Skills:

Previous fuel industry experience

Competencies:

• Action Oriented • Customer Focused • Informing Others • Works Independently • Integrity • Trust • Communications.

Other Comments:

Physical Requirements: • Sitting and driving for extended periods of time up to 8 hours with a break or a total of 11 hours in any one day. • Lifting up to 50 pounds

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 CDL Emergency Response Drivers

Summary

Be an active part of fueling disaster recovery and relief efforts by joining Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical Division as a Emergency Response Driver. When disaster strikes, qualified drivers take to the wheel and deliver necessary fuel to industries across the continental US keeping America running and fueling government relief efforts. To be a part of this unique team, drivers must meet all requirements and be willing to drive under hazardous conditions.

The position offers excellent pay and covered expenses.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities needed to do the job
  • Drives truck and tanker to pick up and deliver fuel products as required
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas
  • Abides by all company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations
  • Conducts pre-trip and post trip inspections of equipment for defects and safe operation conditions before and after trips, when stopped during the work day and submits a daily vehicle inspection report on the condition at the end of each day
  • Performs basic preventive maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressure are maintained
  • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations and including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by Foster Fuels or state and federal regulations
  • Ensures that all shipping documentation (bills of laden, weight tickets, etc.) required to move with shipments are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of laden for proof of delivery are turned into dispatch daily
  • Reports all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after an incident occurs to the Supervisor
  • Promptly reports any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Also report if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or deliver of fuel

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Requires Class “A” or Class “B” Driver’s License with H & N (X) endorsements, current DOT physical examination card and clean DMV record maintained for the duration of employment.
  • Position travels outside of the local area for the duration of need when responding to an emergency event
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences
  • Ability to completed simple calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in all units of measure, whole numbers, fractions and decimals
  • Ability to graph hours of service driving logs

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting and driving for extended periods of time up to 8 hours with a break or a total of 11 hours in any one day
  • Lifting up to 50lb
  • Bending, stooping/squatting and moving items

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