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


Corporate Controller

Foster Fuels, Inc. a fuel distribution company, is looking for a Corporate Controller. The focus of this opportunity will be to manage the finance and accounting departments providing information, primarily financial in nature, about all company activities that will assist management in making decisions about the company’s future while maximizing return on financial assets by establishing financial procedures, controls and reporting systems and ensures that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits, providing information to external auditors and business partners. • Maximizes return and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances and investments.
  • Establishes budgets by establishing schedules, collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial data
  • Schedules expenditures, analyzes variances and initiates corrective action to achieve financial objectives.
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial data and recommending plans.
  • Complies with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislature, enforcing adherence to requirements, filing financial reports advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees.
  • Maintains financial staff results by coaching, counseling, planning monitoring and appraising

Required Skills:

  • Requires Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a Corporate Accounting environment with a major company or division of a large corporation.
  • Must hold CPA certification
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures including general ledger functions and month/year-end close procedures.
  • Experienced use of accounting software and administrative skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills.
  • Self motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work closely with Senior Management, CEO, CFO, CIO COO.
  • Previous experience leading and directing a team of support accountants, accounting staff and leadership teams throughout the organization.

Preferred Skills:

  • MBA

Competencies:

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

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Credit and Collections Manager

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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Human Resources Coordinator

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 up upper management. The human resource coordinator ensures that certain plans are administered in accordance with federal and state regulations and 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 director of HR.
  • 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 and/or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of previous HR experience in a corporate environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional organizational 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

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Logistics Billing Clerk

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 Contracts Billing Clerk will work in the Logistics Division assisting customers, clients and vendors processing invoices for payment and preparing customer invoices with impeccable detail and care. Experience and knowledge of Accounting principles and software systems is a must.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare daily bills and invoices and complete the invoicing process for submission to customers.
  • 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 any other administrative duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  •  High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • Requires Excellent Communications and customer service skills.
  • 1-3 years’ Experience with Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Accounting software.
  • Requires proficient Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and knowledge of database and related functions.
  • Working knowledge of Accounting software.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Preferred Skills:

  • Associates 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.

Other Comments:

Physical Requirements: Light lifting, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, computing.

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Propane Customer Service Rep/Scheduler

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 Propane Customer Service Representative (CSR) is the face of Foster Fuels in working with propane customers to ensure they receive fuel and appliance purchases at the best price with the best service.   The CSR will work closely with Service Technicians and Drivers and schedule service when required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer phone calls and emails in a timely manner with the utmost courtesy and professional demeanor to respond to customer inquiries regarding service, pricing and delivery schedules.
  • Maintain knowledge of propane fuel tank sizes and suggest to customers tanks based on requirements for their usage.
  • Provide product knowledge to customers through the features, values and benefits of each product.
  • Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options.
  • Inform customers of tank rental/purchase programs and above/below ground tanks.
  • 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
  • Be aware of current promotional items and the correct pricing.
  • Schedule 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

Required Skills:

  • Associates Degree in Business, Logistics or Marketing
  • 1 to 2 years of proven work experience as a CSR in a service industry.
  • Strong communication skills with management, customers and service technicians and drivers.
  • Knowledge and experience with CRM systems and logistical planning.
  • 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)
  • Excellent team relationship skills.
  • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer services practices.
  • Customer service focus

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in a job scheduling capacity.
  • Working knowledge of fuel industry customer and market dynamics
  • Track record of over-achieving service quotas

Competencies:

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

Other Comments:

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

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Service Staff


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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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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Fleet Mechanic – Brookneal, HQ

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. A search is underway for a Fleet Mechanic to keep up our commitment to safety and service, ensure our equipment is excellent mechanical shape, and protect the employees who operate them and the assets of the company.  The Fleet Mechanic 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 achieve company goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic test; identifying work to be completed, and damaged parts needing repair or replacement.
  • 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:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a General Mechanic in a high volume repair or fleet shop.
  • Strong electrical diagnosing and repairs
  • Must possess or obtain (within 30 days) a valid CDL license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Excellent reading and writing skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Current ASE Diesel Certification an asset
  • 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:

Physicial Requirements include being 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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