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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Service Staff:

 


 Office Staff


Credit and Collections Manager – Brookneal, HQ

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.

Competencies:

Action oriented, approachability, conflict management, decision quality,  integrity and trust, intellectual horsepower, listening, managerial courage, negotiating, peer relationships, planning, problem solving.

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Sales Associate/CSR – Rustburg

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a self-driven inside Sales Associate, for our Rustburg 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
  • 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 a 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 sales 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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Lead Contracts Billing Clerk – Brookneal

Foster Fuels is committed to hiring and retaining skilled employees who are courteous, knowledgeable, and hard working. Customer service, safety, dependability, punctuality are top priorities for Foster Fuels employees. The Lead Contracts Billing Clerk will work in the Logistics Department assisting customer/client and vendors processing invoices for payment and preparing customer invoices with impeccable customer care.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare daily bills and invoices and complete the invoicing process for submission to customers.
  • Assist co-workers with billing procedures, questions and concerns. Assist in the training of co-workers and develops their skills to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Receive payments for customer and match to vendor bills/invoices.
  • Provide customer and carrier support as needed, including any billing problems or payment problems and maintain excellent customer and client relationships.
  • Maintain records for reporting purposes on all transactions.
  • Prepare the general ledger entries on internal and external financial systems.
  • Assist operations team in resolving issues or customer service problems.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all daily, weekly and monthly financial information.
  • Support overall department goals and objectives and perform all other administrative duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Associates degree with a concentration in Accounting.
  • 1-3 years previous Experience in a Commercial Billing capacity.
  • Previous experience in a commercial Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable position.
  • Requires proficient Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and knowledge of database and related functions.
  • Working knowledge of Accounting software.
  • Requires Excellent Communications and customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • Previous experience in Government Contract Billing

Competencies:

Integrity and Trust, Action Oriented, Composure: Customer Focus: Timely Decision Making, Functional/Technical Expertise, Problem Solving

Other Comments:

Physical Requirements of this job include; Light lifting, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, computing.

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Project and Facilities Manager – Brookneal

Foster Fuels is looking to hire a self-driven individual as a Project and Facilities Manager to work out of our Brookneal location. With multiple locations, we have an opportunity for an individual that enjoys working on building projects both large and small. As a growing business, we have multiple building projects throughout our service area. The Project and Facilities manager will be responsible for all on-going projects as well as future projects. The successful candidate will serve as the lead on project plans, designs, and coordinator of resources as well as taking part in any building or maintenance projects within the Foster Fuels company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initial planning and some basic design of building and renovation projects
  • Scheduling of tasks and contractors associated with projects
  • Maintain records associated with project invoices and bills
  • Overview of employees working on projects associated with Foster Fuels
  • Acquisition of required permits associated with projects including but not limited to building permits, land disturbance permits, other environmental permits, etc.
  • Scheduling of general maintenance on any Foster Fuels or associated buildings to include HVAC maintenance, maintenance of sanitation systems, environmental testing and record keeping
  • Scheduling and hands on repair of any maintenance issues that may arise with any Foster Fuels facility including all associated properties and facilities.
  • Manage day to day work flow schedules and implementing maintenance or projects scheduled.
  • Communicate with supervisors, project leaders, owners, contractors, and fellow employees on the status of any ongoing project or required maintenance.

Required Skills:

  • 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

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working around heavy equipment and basic survey equipment.
  • Experience submitting environmental test regulated by local and state environmental agencies
  • Current CDL B holder with X endorsements
  • Previous experience driving commercial vehicles

Competencies:

Organized, timely, congenial, adept with technology, able to accept change, fast paced, interpersonal savvy, effective communication skills, approachability, effective at using resources, ability to negotiate

Other Comments:

Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand, stoop, squat, and crawl for periods of time and lift up to 50lbs. Must be able to work outdoors.

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Service Staff


 

Farm Mechanic – Brookneal, HQ

Foster Fuels serves our nation in the delivery of fuels. The primary role of the farm mechanic is to service, repair, and maintain farm equipment including small engines, trackers, heavy duty construction, and trucks for the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform service, repair, and maintenance of small engines, tractors, heavy duty construction, and trucks. • Records details of repairs made to machinery and the parts used for maintenance.
  • Order inventory parts for all equipment.
  • Occasionally work within the Foster Fuels Shop for assistance from time to time.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment and follow all standard operation and safety procedures.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have at least 3 years of mechanical repair experience with farm and small engines, diesel engines and earthmoving equipment.
  • Good communication and customer service skills are required.
  • Basic math skills are needed.
  • Needs to capable of handling heavy tools and farm equipment on a daily basis.
  • Competent in mechanical skills of at least 3 years.
  • Small engine repair experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to work on farm during down time preferred.
  • Welding experience preferred.

Competencies:

Action Oriented, Problem Solving, Works Independently, Integrity, Trust, Timely Decision Making, Composure, Patience, Effective Customer Service skills.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand, stoop, squat and crawl for periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.

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Class B Propane Delivery Driver – Huddleston 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, Campbell, Amherst, Appomattox, and Bedford counties and City of Lynchburg.
  • 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 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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Class B Propane Delivery Driver – Danville 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, Danville City, Pittsylvania County, Henry County, Martinsville, South Boston and Franklin County.
  • 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 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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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, Orange counties.
  • 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 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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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 from time to time, during peak seasons.

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 3 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.

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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Propane Driver/Service Technician – Danville Area

Foster Fuels serves our nation in the delivery of fuels. This is a split position between a Propane Delivery Driver and Propane Service Technician. 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. 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. The Propane Service Technician is responsible for delivering, setting and installing propane appliances and heating systems, tanks, lines, conducting system test and purge cylinders and tanks consistent with company standards. Extended and on-call hours are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives truck locally to load, deliver and unload propane fuel products as required. Applies knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations,
  • Abides by all company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations and maintains required records.
  • 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.
  • 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 related to pick up or deliver of fuel or service delivery.
  • 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.
  • Install propane regulators, run propane lines from the storage tanks to the facility, and connect to appliances.
  • Must be able to work flexible work schedules including overtime in peak heating season.

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 with one year of previous commercial driving experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pipe capacity and gas regulators.

Competencies:

Action Oriented, Customer Focused, Informing Others, Works Independently, Integrity, Trust and Communications, Dealing with Ambiguity, Approachability, Conflict Management, Decision quality, Effective Written and Verbal 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
  • 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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 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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