Apria Transfill Technician in Riverside, California

Job Summary

Apria Healthcare is one of nation’s leading providers of home healthcare products and services including respiratory therapy, sleep apnea therapy, non-invasive ventilation therapy, enteral nutrition therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and home medical equipment. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Apria owns and operates branch locations across the nation and serves more than 1.8 million patients each year. With over $1 Billion in annual revenues, Apria is one of the largest home healthcare companies in the United States. Apria was the first company of its type to obtain voluntary accreditation from The Joint Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.apria.com.

The Transfill Technician will participate in all production aspects of filling high pressure medical oxygen cylinders - prefill inspections, filling, and post filling processes - in a regulated environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspect and prepare aluminum and steel cylinders.

  • Connect cylinders to filling manifolds.

  • Fill high pressure cylinders with oxygen.

  • Disconnect, Test, and Inspect cylinders - verifying filling requirements.

  • Perform post-fill processes.

  • Store oxygen cylinders in appropriate section of department/warehouse.

  • Document all worked performed according to written policy.

  • Maintain accurate files of all work performed. Files contain such information as lot and batch numbers, cylinder maintenance and inspection logs, and materials required by the F.D.A.

  • Ensure all workstations are maintained in an efficient, clean and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Pass company standard background check.

  • Three years’ experience in a manufacturing or similar environment.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to work 8-hour rotating shift which includes some nights, on-calls, holidays, and weekends

  • Ability to communicate effectively in person

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and basic warehousing

  • Specific job related training (Medical Gases P&P) and competency test will be provided, wherein a passing test score is required.

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)

Mathematical Skills

  • Basic problem solving (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • Technical degrees or relevant technical training.

  • Experience with chemicals, hazardous gases, and gas analysis

  • Experience in an FDA regulated production environment

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • May be asked to become certified to work with oxygen by various state or federal agencies, where required.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Computer Skills

  • Basic MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Other Skills

  • Prior forklift experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to use hands to handle tools and equipment

  • Regularly required to read documents and write neatly, legibly and transcribe accurate information and numbers/values.

  • Required to use a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically safety shoes, eye and ear protection, exam-style gloves as well as cut resistant gloves.

  • Continually engages in activities that requires team collaboration, listening, talking and hearing.

  • Frequent variations including sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, reaching or stooping.

  • Specific vision abilities required to perform this job safely include close vision, distant vision, and the ability to adjust focus to read documents.

  • Frequent use of basic hand tools, material handling equipment, carrying devices, cleanup equipment

  • Strength Aspects:o Ability to frequently and repetitively grip with hands and lift 15 lbs. or less above shoulder height up to 72” (6ft).o Ability to hold an object in place while utilizing the other hand to scrape off tags and labels.o Utilization of a pallet jack and or tilter to move (via push/pull) cylinder containers weighting up to a max weight of 1,200lbs.

  • Body Position and Flexibility Elementso Frequently and repetitively removing cylinders from containers (floor) and placing onto the inspection table (waste high), then to the filling rack (2ft to 6ft high) after per-fill tasks are completed.o Frequently required to reach, on average, 20” away from the body.o Frequently required to reach, bend or squat to perform many of the above tasks.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Noise levels can range from low to high level industrial noise. Noise protection devices are provided and available as needed

  • Weather and temperature range from indoor climate-controlled environment in buildings and various outdoor seasonal conditions and temperature extremes encountered throughout the year in a variety of US states.

  • Lighting is generally provided via warehouse lighting, LED and or fluorescent.

  • Wearing proper protective equipment required while working in the high pressure Transfill plant.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EEO Statement

As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet

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Requisition ID 2017-2084

# of Openings 1

Category Logistics (Non-Driver Positions)

Full/Part Time Full-time