Careers

 

Foster Fuels is a diversified, 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 Time Off
  • Safe, Modern Equipment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance – Piedmont
  • 401K Plan – Fidelity
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Supplemental: Disability, Dental, Cancer, etc.
  • Employee Scholarship Opportunities
  • Furnished Uniforms
  • Annual Performance-Based Bonus
  • Annual Performance-Based Pay Increase
  • Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
  • Drug-Free/Smoke-Free Workplace

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 Office Staff


Human Resources Coordinator – Brookneal, VA

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a results and self-driven Human Resources Coordinator. The focus of this opportunity is to provide assistance with and facilitate the human resources processes at all locations. The position supports a broad range of disciplines including employment, employee relations, benefits, HRIS and acts as an employee advocate with upper management. The human resource coordinator ensures that certain plans are administered in accordance with federal and state regulations and company policy and practices to ensure that plan provisions are followed. This role provides administrative support to the human resource function as needed, including record-keeping, file maintenance and HRIS entry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers health and welfare plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations. Processes required documents for payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.
  • Provides assistance by answering employee requests and questions.
  • Completes Forms I-9, verifies I-9 documentation with eVerify and maintains I-9 files.
  • Submits on-line investigation requests and assists with new-employee background checks and drug screens.
  • Assists with processing of employee change of statuses, including new hires, salary adjustments, change of addresses, departmental changes, etc.
  • Assists with talent acquisition, schedules interviews, tracks status of candidates in HRIS and responds with follow-up letters at the end of the recruiting process.
  • Schedules meetings as requested by the VPHR.
  • Prepares new employee files and files documents into appropriate employee files.
  • Researches and writes Job descriptions and employee requisitions.
  • Facilitates FMLA program and tracks employee usage of FMLA leave.
  • Facilitates the Foster Fuels Scholarship Program.
  • Provides support on projects and implementations as assigned.
  • Assists with providing research for policies, training, strategic planning, and other human resource issues.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of previous HR experience in a corporate environment including benefits administration and compensation program administration.
  • Familiar and knowledgeable with legal and legislative requirements of Human Resources.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experience with HRIS/HRM software and system implementations.
  • Strong problem solving skills including investigations and
  • Exceptional organizational skills required.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong math skills required.

Preferred Skills:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.

Competencies:

Action oriented, approachability, dealing with ambiguity, conflict management, decision quality, integrity and trust, compassion, composure, creativity, listening, peer relationships, planning, problem solving, continuous learning

Other Comments:

Requires travel to other Foster Fuels locations as necessary for recruiting and on-boarding.

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Safety/DOT Compliance Director – Brookneal, VA

Foster Fuels is looking for a dynamic, driven individual to lead all areas of our corporate and transportation safety programs. Our philosophy guides us to consistently do the right thing for our employees, our company and the customers we serve every day. The safety director will lead and oversee all Health, Safety and DOT compliance issues for Federal and State Trucking regulations. In addition, the position will be responsible for directing the company’s DOT Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace requirements for all covered transport drivers.

Duties and Responsibilities:Prepare daily bills and invoices and complete the invoicing process for submission to customers.

  • Ensure all CDL Drivers are in compliance and up to date for CDL Licenses, HM endorsements, and medical certifications.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date the HM Security Plan for all locations.
  • Ensures all fleet are in compliance with all DOT regulations including HOS, Maintenance, Safety, Hazardous Materials, and Placarding.
  • Manage the DOT profile on a weekly basis ensuring accuracy and in satisfactory or better standing. Dispute all errors
    and incorrect violations.
  • Facilitate and record HM and Motor Carrier Safety training.
  • Conduct safety, DOT and HM briefings with drivers
  • Maintain DOT driver files on all CDL Drivers
  • Serve as primary contact spokesperson between NTA, FMCSA, and DOT officials.
  • Manage the CDL Drug and Alcohol program, schedule random drug and alcohol test. Provide DER (designated employer representatives) training as necessary. Develop and maintain relationships with all testing locations and track facilities and technician certifications to ensure DOT compliance.
  • Manage and Maintain Foster Fuels’ MCA-150 Report for interstate operations affecting IRP registration.
  • Manage Foster Fuels’ MCS-90 Federal Report for insurance requirements including federal posting compliance.
  • Conduct investigations on all commercial vehicle crashes for infraction of company policy, maintain records, report all accidents to insurance carriers, maintain DOT federal accident register.
  • Manage processes for Driver Background Checks, Pre-Employment Medical Screening & DOT Physicals, Previous Employer Release of Information, etc. in coordination & conjunction with HR and Operations Personnel
  • Work with Operations Personnel to implement and manage a proactive, behavior-based approach to Health & Safety, with a strong emphasis on Personal Responsibility, Incident Prevention, & a Management Systems approach to compliance.
  • Ensure the organization is OSHA compliant for all employees, grounds and buildings.
  • Maintain, communicate and provide Leadership for the Emergency action plan.
  • Provide oversight and administration of the environmental compliance program

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ direct experience directing DOT, Health & Safety trucking regulatory compliance & risk management programs.
  • B.S. in Engineering, Environmental, Health & Safety, or related Science Discipline is preferred; equivalent experience will also be considered
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal and State DOT, Health & Safety trucking regulations, especially the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Hazardous Materials Regulations, Drug & Alcohol Regulations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA regulations and administration.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills, with the ability to direct and achieve priorities, goals, and strategies with limited supervision.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to appropriately target communication for Operations and Management to interactions and meetings with a variety of Federal and State stakeholders.
  • Proficient knowledge of computers and typical production software.
  • Strong attention to detail, and taking action to meet compliance regulations.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to balance compliance regulations with business priorities.
  • Certified in Motor Carrier Safety Compliance.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in the Petroleum Industry is preferred.

Competencies:

• Action oriented • approachability • command skills • conflict management • decision quality • integrity and trust, • listening • managerial courage • negotiating • peer relationships • planning • problem solving

Other Comments:

  •  Must be able to safely walk up stairs (e.g., truck racks, etc.), ascend & descend ladders (e.g., storage tanks, tankers, etc.), and work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Very good physical mobility and dexterity to inspect conditions of Trucking Assets (top, bottom, side, etc.).

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Network Administrator – Brookneal, VA

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a self-driven Network Administrator in our Information Technology Division. The role is primarily for maintaining the company’s technology network and recommending and implementing up-dates as required. The candidate’s responsibility will span each of Foster Fuels locations. The candidates must be self-motivated and able to work within the organization’s technology strategy. A high degree of internal and external co-ordination and problem solving is required, particularly with internal customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fully support, configure, maintain and upgrade the corporate network and in-house servers.
  • Install and integrate new server hardware and applications.
  • Implement new and needed updates to current equipment and add hardware as required to promote the technology infrastructure of the corporation.
  • Support and administer third party applications.
  • Ensure network security and connectivity.
  • Monitor network performance (availability, utilization, throughput, and latency) and test for weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
  • Set up user accounts, permissions, passwords.
  • Resolve problems reported by end user.
  • Specify system requirements and design solutions.
  • Define network policies and procedures.
  • Research and make recommendations on server system administrator

Required Skills:

  • 1-3 years proven experience in a network administrator role.
  • Hands on experience in networking, routing and switching.
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of server infrastructure.
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired.
  • Ability to set up and configure server hardware.
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies.
  • Exceptional at organizing, prioritizing and multitasking.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field.

Preferred Skills:

  • Juniper, Cisco, CWNA or BCNE, Palo Alto Firewall, Ubiqiti training.
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers or willingness to learn the technology.
  • Knowledge and experience using Crystal Report Writer and SQL Report Writer.

Competencies:

Analyzing and critical thinking, time management, effective written and verbal communications skills, team player, maintains up-to-date technology knowledge, self learner.

Other Comments:

Physical requirements: Must be able to lift, move and place weights up to 50 lbs., climbing, standing, squatting, crawling.

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Propane Regional Sales Representative – Rustburg, VA

The Propane Regional Sales Representative will be responsible for delivering on annual volume targets for all related propane products and services. This will be achieved through prospecting and winning new business in the Central Virginia region of Virginia. A successful candidate will need to cultivate and grow new and existing customer relationships to drive and support growth within the Propane Operations business unit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for making face-to-face meetings with current and prospective customers to solicit business within a geographic area.
  • Follow up with all leads and ensure all communications to support and build the brand are available.
  • Perform aggressive marketing, cold calling and new business development for Propane Systems and Products within the region.
  • Provide proper communications (personal, electronic, voice and written) with customers and prospects on product pricing, availability and quality.
  • Understand the technical aspects of product quality, logistics, pricing and customer risk management strategies
  • Understand the competitive landscape
  • Address customer service concerns related to billing, invoicing, and pricing as they arise and escalate as necessary.
  • Responsible for attending Chamber of Commerce, Community, Industry and Trade Show related events as required
  • Maintain metrics to demonstrate market penetration into the region and leads to hard sales.
  • Work with the marketing department to develop collateral to support the business leads in the region.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or a related field.
  • The ideal Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years Sales experience in a B2B environment.
  • This position is designed for an ambitious hunter, someone who creates their own leads and is not afraid to make the calls and face to face visits to close business in a B2B and B2C environment.
  • The selected candidate must have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to balance business needs with customer/client needs.
  • Solid closing skills and ability to build value added long term relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills for communicating with a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to increase market share and customer retention.
  • Ability to generate a high closing rate through a consultative selling approach
  • Must maintain active target customer accounts and prospect lines
  • Must have proficient skills in Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point, and outlook.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Aggressive, self-motivated business developer capable of making independent decisions with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Competencies

• Action Oriented • Approachability • Business Acumen • Customer Focused • Decision Quality • Integrity and Trust • Interpersonal Savvy • Listening • Negotiating • Organizing • Perseverance • Drives for Results • Work/Life Balance

Other Comments:

Requires daily travel throughout the sales region. Requires office hours as needed.

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Customer Service Representative/Sales Associate – Charlottesville, VA

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a self-driven inside Sales Associate, for our Charlottesville Hearth and Home store. The focus of this opportunity is selling Foster Fuels products and services and assisting customers with their product needs. The Sales Associate provides an exemplary customer experience by asking the customer questions to determine their needs and engaging the customer with their product knowledge and suggestive selling items for the customer’s immediate needs and recommending additional items and/or services that will satisfy the customers’ future needs. The successful candidate will be able to elevate company standards, achieve sales goals and meet customer expectations

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acknowledge and greet each customer that comes into the store in a warm and welcoming manner.
  • Engage the customer through conversation to determine the customer’s needs.
  • Assess the customer’s needs and provides assistance and information on product features.
  • Provide product knowledge to customers through the features, values and benefits of each product.
  • Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options.
  • Suggestively sell additional items and services that the customer may not have anticipated they will need.
  • Actively participate in all programs and procedures that drive sales.
  • Ensure that all customers receive excellent service through direct salesmanship and prompt and courteous service. * Utilize effective phone Etiquette.
  • Answer and return calls in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the store is neat, clean and organized throughout each business day.
  • Receive and display product shipments in store within twenty-four hours of delivery.
  • Know where products are located within the store.
  • Be aware of current promotional items and the correct pricing.
  • Assist in scheduling installation service at customer locations as needed.
  • Contact Customer/Contractor to schedule service.
  • Follow Up before, during and after a service installation with the Customer/Contractor
  • Provide good after sales service.

Required Skills:

  • Associates Degree in Business or Marketing
  • Previous Sales experience in a utility appliances or service to consumer organization.
  • Demonstrated phone etiquette — Answering and returning calls in a timely manner.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite. (Outlook, Excel Word
  • 1 to 2 years of proven work experience as an Sales Associate.
  • Excellent team relationship skills.
  • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer services practices.
  • Customer service focus*

Preferred Skills: 

  • Working knowledge of customer and market dynamics
  • Track record of over-achieving sales quota
  • Previous work experience in a fuel or propane company.

Competencies:

  • Action Oriented * Integrity and Trust * Highly Adaptable, * Problem Solving * Self-development * Technical Learning * Time Management * Creativity * Personal Learning * Excellent Communication skills.

Other Comments:

  • Candidates will be expected to participate in community events to promote the Foster Fuels brand.

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Customer Service Representative – Brookneal, VA

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a self-driven inside Customer Service Clerk, for our
Brookneal Office. The CSR will provide an exemplary customer experience by asking the customer questions to determine their needs and resolve issues and concerns the customer may have. The successful candidate will be able to elevate company standards, achieve sales goals and meet customer expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer phone calls in a polite and courteous manner greeting the customer as if in person.
  • Engage the customer through conversation to determine the customer’s needs.
  • Assess the customer’s needs and provides assistance and information on billing questions, service inquiries or general information.
  • Provide product knowledge to customers through the features, values and benefits of each product.
  • Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options.
  • Suggestively sell additional items and services that the customer may not have anticipated they will need.
  • Actively participate in all programs and procedures that drive sales.
  • Ensure that all customers receive excellent service through prompt and courteous service.
  • Utilize effective phone Etiquette.
  • Answer and return calls in a timely manner.
  • Be aware of current promotional items and the correct pricing.
  • Assist in scheduling installation service at customer locations as needed.
  • Contact Customer/Contractor to schedule service.
  • Follow Up before, during and after a service installation with the Customer/Contractor
  • Provide good after sales service

Required Skills:

  • Associates Degree in Business or Marketing
  • Demonstrated phone etiquette — Answering and returning calls in a timely manner.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite. (Outlook, Excel Word
  • 1 to 2 years of proven work experience as an Sales/Customer Service Associate.
  • Excellent team relationship skills.
  • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer services practices.
  • Customer service focus

Preferred Skills: 

  • Working knowledge of customer and market dynamics
  • Track record of achieving services quotas
  • Previous sales/customer service experience in utility appliances

Competencies:

  • Action Oriented
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-development
  • Technical Learning
  • Time Management
  • Creativity
  • Personal Learning
  • Excellent Communication skills

Other Comments:

  • Candidates will be expected to participate in community events to promote the Foster Fuels brand.

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Service Billing Clerk/CSR- Lovingston, VA

 

Foster Fuels hires and retains skilled employees who are committed, courteous, knowledgeable, and hard working. Customer service, safety, dependability, punctuality are top priorities for Foster Fuels employees. The Service Billing Clerk/CSR will work in the Lovingston location of the Propane Operations Division providing impeccable customer service to walk in and phone customers and processing invoices for payment and preparing customer invoices with detail and care.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare daily bills and invoices and complete the invoicing process for submission to customers.
  • Ensure actual cost match customer’s quoted job specs.
  • Track Contractor/Builder multi-staged billing to ensure accuracy.
  • Generate recurring payments on accounts and reconcile monthly.
  • Maintain records for reporting purposes on all transactions.
  • Account for and maintain petty cash account.
  • Assist operations team in resolving issues or customer service problems.
  • File, Sign & track lease agreements of company owned assets.
  • Monitor customer accounts to identify outstanding debt.
  • Call delinquent accounts to collect debt.
  • Mail correspondences to customers to encourage payment of delinquent accounts.
  • Support overall department goals and objectives and perform any other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Acknowledge and greet each customer that comes into the store in a warm and welcoming manner.
  • Engage the customer through conversation to determine the customer’s needs.
  • Conduct cold calls to potential new customers and follow up on cold leads.
  • Assess he customer’s needs and provides assistance and information on product features.
  • Provide product knowledge to customers through the features, values and benefits of each product.
  • Answer and return calls in a timely manner, utilize phone etiquette.
  • Ensure the store is neat, clean and organized throughout each business day.
  • Required on call and weekend work.
  • Track and maintain showroom appliance inventory

Required Skills:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting, Business or Marketing
  • 1-2 years proven work experience in service billing
  • 1-2 years accounting for and managing inventory
  • Previous experience in managing inventory, receive inventory, account for inventory, account for disposed/transfer of inventory.
  • Proven Customer Service skills resolving customer calls related to customer accounts and billing questions
  • Demonstrated phone etiquette — Answering and returning calls in a timely manner.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite. (Outlook, Excel Word
  • 1 to 2 years of proven work experience as an Sales Associate.
  • Excellent team relationship skills.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher education level
  • Fuel Industry Experience in a high volume high pressure environment

Competencies:

Action Oriented, Composure, Customer Focus, Timely Decision Making, Functional Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Customer Service, Phone Etiquette

Other Comments:

Light lifting, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, computing

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Video Producer – Forest, VA

Foster Fuels is in search of a talented Video Producer to join our marketing department as a valuable part of our team. Our ideal candidate is passionate about telling stories and can write creative narrative that translates throughout a multi-channel marketing strategy. Our candidate enjoys creative liberty and freedom and is able to take a broad idea with some guidance and run with it. Our candidate strives to find stories in everyday life and has a knack for story-branding. They are ambitious, not afraid to try new things, self-driven, intuitive, and an out of the box thinker that thrives on challenges. They are confident in their abilities to coordinate from start to finish multiple projects at once while providing apt communication with internal and external teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and production of Internet-based and televised content.
  • Works well when given creative freedom and takes a broad idea and executes results aligned to business needs.
  • Write, shoot, direct, and edit video and audio both in-studio settings and in the field.
  • To visualize ideas, professionally plan, communicate and execute what’s needed to complete the necessary actions of a project throughout its life-cycle.
  • Provide content that reflects the company’s core values and customer needs.
  • Works closely with the Vice President of Marketing and communicates effectively on project goals and successes.
  • Works well with the Mission Critical Marketing Manager on documenting Emergency Evacuations to support FEMA deployments on and off site.
  • Manage and update annual video budget.
  • Manage day to day work flow and create new processes to improve work flow and job performance.

Required Skills:

  • 1-2 years of video production experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Advanced knowledge in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition.
  • Initiative to conceptualize, present and develop visual communication projects.
  • Proven ability to produce content for a variety of audiences throughout the local area and nationally.
  • Move from project to project with organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external teams.
  • Ability to write effective narrative and compelling scripts.
  • Must be adaptable to assist with team projects and departmental productivity.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience with Adobe After Effects or Davinci.
  • Experience in advertising, public relations, marketing, or related field.
  • Drone experience/licensing.

Competencies:

  • Creativity • Customer Focus • Timely Decision Making • Directing others • Humor • Innovative and Entrepreneurial • Interpersonal Savvy • Organizing and planning • Presentation Skills • Process Management • Integrity and Trust

Other Comments:

  • May require travel to Emergency response locations.

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Service Staff


Class A CDL Transport Driver – Brookneal, VA — 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 to provide exceptional customer service. Foster Fuels’ drivers are responsible for 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.
  • Applies 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, when stopped during the workday. 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, 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 to the supervisor immediately after an incident occurs.
  • Promptly reports any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Also reports if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, and reports in the event of irregularities relating to pick-up or delivery 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 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 Communication

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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Lead Service Technician – Rustburg, VA 

The primary role of the Lead Propane Service Technician is to serve as the face of the company to customers and 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. The Lead 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.
  • Train, coach, mentor and provide direction to the assisting Service Technician.
  • With assistance from the Propane Service Technician install propane tanks (varying in size from 57 to 1000 gallons
    both 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.
  • Assume responsibility for the details of the service call to ensure that jobs are complete, accurate and
    signed off as a closed job.
  • 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.
  • Ensure safe working practices, following of all National, State, and Locals Codes, along with company policy.
  • Perform any other tasks and duties as assigned, which may or may not relate to the normal scope of this position.

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous mechanical, utility or HVAC field experience required.
  • Must have a Journeyman LP Gas-Fitter license. If not, must have 4 years of mechanical, utility, or HVAC field experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to train and develop co-workers and subordinates.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pipe capacity and gas regulators.
  • Punctual and flexible work schedule required.
  • Previous customer service skills in a service capacity required.
  • Must have a valid Class B driver’s license with Haz Mat, Air Breaks, and Tank Endorsements. The CDL must be qualified for operation of automatic and manual transmissions.
  • Must hold a valid DOT Medical Card and keep current for the duration of employment
  • Must have a clean driving record (0-points) and maintain a clean driving record for the duration of employment.
  • Previous experience operating such as mini-excavators, trenchers and crane trucks
  • Required to participate in continuing education for applicable NPGA/CETP certifications and state and federal licensing requirements.
  • Must abide by a Drug Free Workplace and Smoking policy.

Preferred Skills:

• Knowledge and understanding of pipe capacity and gas regulators
• Must participate in Continuing Education to achieve Master Gas Fitters License.

Competencies:

Leading and directing others, 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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Service Technician – Charlottesville, VA 

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:

  • 1 year of previous mechanical, utility or HVAC field experience required.
  • Punctual and flexible work schedule required.
  • Previous customer service skills in a service capacity required.
  • Must have a valid Class B driver’s license with Haz Mat, Air Breaks, and Tank Endorsments or obtain the license with endorsements within 3 months of employment.
  • Must hold a valid DOT Medical Card and keep current for the duration of employment
  • Must have a clean driving record (0-points) and maintain a clean driving record for the duration of employment.
  • Required to participate in continuing education for applicable NPGA/CETP certifications and state and federal licensing requirements.
  • Must abide by a Drug Free Workplace and Smoking policy.
  • Previous experience operating backhoes, trenchers, mini excavators and crane trucks

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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Emergency CDL Driver – Mission Critical Division

Summary

Be an active part of fueling disaster recovery and relief efforts by joining Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical Division as an Emergency Response Driver. When disaster strikes, qualified drivers take to the wheel and deliver necessary fuel to industries across the continental U.S., 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.
  • Applies 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, when stopped during the work day. 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, 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 in to dispatch daily.
  • Reports all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment to the supervisor immediately after an incident occurs.
  • Promptly reports any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Also reports if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, and reports in the event of irregularities relating to pick-up or delivery of fuel.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 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
  • Travel 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 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

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
  • Bending, stooping/squatting, and moving items

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