Careers

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


Hardware Specialist – Brookneal, HQ 

The IT Hardware Specialist provides technical support to Foster Fuels’ employees. This role will configure all hardware with appropriate software and set up employee access to work stations and mobile devices as directed by the need of the position and resolving employee issues with hardware and perform change management, installations and move request. Succcessful candidates will posses proficient technical knowledge and analytical skills, effective teamwork, customer service skills, effective written and verbal communication skills and a “can do-will do” approach to accomplish the needs of the department and the company. This job will require occassional travel to our Sales and Service Centers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Requires at a minimum an Associates degree in Information Technology.
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year experience in an enterprise environment.
  • Troubleshoot Layer 1 hardware/software integration problems.
  • Experience supporting Windows (7,8, 10) and Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016
  • Experience with HP, Konica, and Minolta printers and copiers.
  • Experience supporting mobile, iOS and Android devices
  • Experience troubleshooting basic Layer 1 Physical network issues (unplugged, cable, Wifi connections and printer setup)
  • Must demonstrate good analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self Starter who works independently and collaborates with others to obtain the desired results.
  • Excellent Communications skills with strong verbal and written communications abilities.

Required Skills:

  • Requires Class B Driver’s License with X endorsements (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 Charlottesville and Surrounding counties (Nelson, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Green and Madison.
  • 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 (manual/electronic).
  • Previous experience in a dynamic flexible work schedule during peak business cycles.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with electrical wiring
  • Ability to read schematics and diagrams
  • Knowledge of electronic concepts.

Competencies:

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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.; ability to stand, squat and/or sit for extended periods of time; on occassion climb ladders and run cables.

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Service Staff


Service Technician – Huddleston 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 B Oil/Fuel Delivery Truck Driver – Charlottesville Area

Foster Fuels serves our nation in the delivery of fuels. The Straight Truck Driver is a seasoned driver Class B driver with hazmat and tanker endorsements 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 locally to load, deliver and unload 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.
  • 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 proof of delivery tickets 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.
  • 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 endorsements (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 Charlottesville and Surrounding counties (Nelson, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Green and Madison.
  • 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 (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 and Communications.

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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Diesel Technician Mechanic – Brookneal, HQ

Foster Fuels is currently looking for an experienced Diesel Mechanic to keep up our level of commitment to safety and customer service. In this role, the successful candidate will perform truck repair and maintenance work in accordance with factory and industry standards, run diagnostics on vehicles and work closely with other team members to meet company goals. This is a great opportunity for a knowledgeable, hardworking Diesel Mechanic to apply his or her skills in a company that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic test; identifying work and damaged parts.
  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades; controlling corrosion, completing winterization procedures, changing oil, checking batteries and lubricating parts and equipment.
  • Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts or systems such as power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emissions, brake, steering, hydraulics, completes machine shop operations, making adjustments and alignments including break loads, gear tooth contact, value mechanisms governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches and tractor units.
  • Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives, adjusting controls and systems.
  • Maintains vehicle records by recording services and repairs on vehicle log books.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following safety and operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Diesel Mechanic
  • Strong electrical diagnosing and repairs
  • Must possess or obtain (within 30 days) a valid CDL license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Excellent reading and writing skills
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test

Preferred Skills:

  • Current ASE Diesel Certification an asset
  • Knowledge and experience reading oscilloscopes.
  • Use of laptop or handheld processors/computerized diagnostic equipment

Competencies:

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

Physical Requirements:

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