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Company Name Praxair
Location Durham, Connecticut
Date Posted September 30, 2019
Category Local Driver Jobs
Job Type Company Driver


Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Truck Driver (CDL A or B) / Distribution Supervisor to join our team.

The Truck Driver role at Praxair Distribution, Inc. is physically demanding (will be responsible for loading/unloading at client sites) and requires attention to detail and a strong commitment to safety.  Praxair Truck Drivers also must be willing to communicate and cooperate with customers, respond to their needs, and safely operate delivery vehicle in compliance with company and DOT Guidelines.

The Distribution Supervisor is responsible for the overall distribution functions of assigned facility. This individual will manage assigned location’s specialty gas inventory, coordinates deliveries of cylinders and supplies to internal and external customers, schedules vehicle maintenance, and ensures proper driver conduct. This Distribution Supervisor will also process paperwork involved with deliveries including vehicle inspection reports, driver logs, trip reports, hazardous materials manifests, delivery tickets, shortage reports, etc.


Truck Driver / Distribution Supervisor

  • The Driver provides a high standard of Customer Service while delivering hard goods, various size and packages of compressed gas cylinders to customers, this includes unloading of products and movement to customer use point, followed by reloading the returned empty cylinders to the vehicle
  • Conducts and reports pre-trip and post-trip inspections noting and explaining defects or deficiencies to supervision
  • Identifies need for repairs and/or maintenance to vehicles and is accountable for ensuring the maintenance or repairs are accomplished with a minimum of disruption to the operation
  • Operates a variety of equipment and regularly interfaces with both internal and external customers
  • Maintains sufficient inventory levels of high purity gases, specialty gas mixes, and liquid petroleum gas based on customer needs and established Kanban levels
  • Ensures the safe and timely delivery of all orders
  • Communicates with sales and production departments regarding special needs, shortages of product, and delayed orders/deliveries
  • Remains proactive in investigating potential site delivery issues
  • Coordinates with RoadNet Planner to set up and review daily delivery schedule including routes, drivers, equipment, and starting times
  • Communicates with customers and sales reps to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness of delivery schedules
  • Continuously looks for and implements methods of reducing the frequency of unplanned deliveries
  • Keeps all employees properly informed of current DOT and company policies
  • Supervises driver conduct
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