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Production Supervisor

Airgas Dry Ice

This is a Contract position in Hopewell, VA posted November 24, 2021.

Imagine leveraging your production leadership skills and experience towards an opportunity with a national leader in the dry ice industry, where you will enjoy working only 15 days a month while earning excellent full time pay and benefits!

Due to growth, Airgas Dry Ice, the largest provider of dry ice in the country, is seeking Production Supervisors to join their night shift team at their facility in Hopewell, VA.

If you have previous production experience and can lead a team of 50 or more in a manufacturing environment, Airgas would like to hear from you! Forklift experience is a plus!

As a member of the Airgas team, you will enjoy:

  • Excellent Compensation – You will earn between $60,000-$70,000 annually, this is a combination of your hourly and overtime pay.
  • Full Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, and 401k with company match.
  • Paid time off: 2 weeks of paid vacation in your first year, 3 personal holidays and 40 hours available for sick leave.
  • Flexible Schedule: Work 7p – 7a, with a 2-2-3 schedule, and enjoy the benefit from having 15 days off per month! You are only working half of the days in a year, while still earning full time pay with opportunities for overtime.
  • Opportunities for advancement: At Airgas, if you work hard there are always opportunities for higher pay and advancement with the company.
  • Safety is our # 1 Priority – Safety Training and all PPE and steel toe boots provided.

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the safe start-up, shutdown, and efficient operation of the ice plant.
  • Coordinates with local branch to ensure production resources (labor, materials, and equipment) match production demand.
  • Communicates operational status on a continual basis to the Plant and Branch Managers.
  • Complete Safety observations and one on one safety conversations with each associate
  • Completes written evaluations and annual reviews of production associates.
  • Leads, trains, and disciplines production associates to ensure compliance with Airgas policies and procedures.
  • Tracks supply inventories to ensure that proper materials are on-hand for production needs.
  • Knows and complies with all safety and quality policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and facilitates the correction of all safety hazards and quality deficiencies.
  • Operates a forklift on an occasional basis to meet production needs.
  • Tracks production performance in all areas and completes 5S and housekeeping audits
  • Perform basic maintenance on all equipment
  • 70% of the time within an unconditioned workspace (i.e. warm in summer, cool in winter). Hazards required the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and safety shoes). Dry ice is extremely cold, and therefore requires that gloves be worn when directly handling dry ice.
  • 30% of the time in an office setting (i.e. desk/computer station.
  • On-call and shift work required.

About the Company: Airgas, an Air Liquide company is a leading single-source supplier of dry ice. Airgas Dry Ice has 15 manufacturing facilities, 56 distribution centers, and over 6,000 grocery retail outlets are strategically located nationwide, providing a product that serves essential industries such as medical and food products safe until it arrives to its destination. You will not find a dry ice supplier who is better positioned as Airgas Dry Ice.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: One location