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

Benefits Package for Full-Time Employees:

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

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Mission Critical Sales Representative – NOVA- Loudoun County VA

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a self-driven Sales Representative for our Mission Critical Services Division. The Mission Critical Sales Representative role is primarily sales and business development initially over the phone and when appropriate face to face. The candidate must be willing to travel to visit customers throughout the region as required. The candidates must be self-motivated and able to work within the Mission Critical Team strategy to develop new business and promote the Foster Fuels brand. A high degree of internal and external co-ordination is required, particularly with customers, Mission Critical Sales team, and the Foster Fuels Executive Team. He/she will participate as a team with other Foster Fuels Mission Critical Sales Representatives and Management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the sales pipeline to capture new business.
  • Use initiative to identify potential new business (industry training provided).
  • Travel to customer’s place of business as required.
  • Monitor customer activity.
  • Pursue accounts not lifting.
  • Take calls from customers, quote prices and make sales.
  • Be available to take and proactively respond to after hour/weekend customer emergency calls.
  • Sales cycle management.
  • Portfolio/account management.
  • Identification and initial contact with prospective new customers through cold calling.
  • Develop relationship with new prospects and where necessary visit to convert into an ordering customer.
  • Focus to regain business with lapsed customers.
  • Provide back-up for other office sales team.
  • Willing to work outside of normal job focus when required supporting Emergency Services Deployments, Fuel
    Testing and Fuel Polishing initiatives.

Required Skills:

  • Work experience gained within telephone sales is required.
  • Ability to present to a new client confidently
  • Knowledge of geographic area and locations of potential corporate data center locations. Specifically western Fairfax
    and Loudoun counties.
  • BS Degree in Marketing or related field
  • Working knowledge of customer and market dynamics required.
  • Strong customer service skills and strong values around delivering customer service.
  • Ability to maximize profitability and customer satisfaction within the current and future customer base in
    Logistic Sales, Emergency Sales and Fuel Quality Sales
  • Serves as primary customer account management contact for end-to-end responsibility for project and customer needs.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) in face to face and written exchanges.
  • Strong analytical and numerical ability.
  • Flexibility to travel as required.
  • A high degree of flexibility, the ability to work under pressure and good organizational skills are required.
  • Experienced proposal writing ability and seeking support and alignment with management.

Preferred Skills:

  • Track record of over-achieving sales quota
  • Knowledge of the fuel industry and data center industry
  • Class B CDL with H&N endorsements

Competencies:

Action Oriented, Dealing with Ambiguity, Composure Organizational Agility, Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Interpersonal Savvy, Organizational Agility, Priority Setting, Sizing up People, Technical learning, Managing through Systems.

Other Comments:

May be required to assist in Emergency deployments for extended periods of time.

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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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Service Technician – Lovingston

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, approach-ability, 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 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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