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About the Role:

Are you a strategic leader with a proven track record in operations management? We’re seeking a Vice President of Operations to lead our regional plant operations, safety compliance, and policy enhancements. You’ll be instrumental in ensuring smooth daily operations while driving a culture of safety and excellence.

As the VP of Operations, you will seamlessly blend strategic leadership with the seamless execution of day-to-day operational activities. Your influence will extend across the development and execution of regional operations strategies, overseeing vital areas such as plant operations, safety and regulatory adherence, and policy enhancements. Moreover, your role will encompass the adept management of the capital expenditure process and budgeting. Your exceptional leadership will champion a culture steeped in safety and compliance, driving impactful programs to ensure the security and regulatory alignment of our associates and our company.

Job Description:

– Develop and execute regional operations strategy, encompassing plant operations, safety compliance, and policy updates.

– Oversee capital expenditure process and budgeting, driving efficient resource allocation.

– Foster a strong safety culture, implementing programs to ensure employee safety and regulatory compliance.

– Manage operation teams, cultivating engagement, collaboration, and performance through training, motivation, and issue resolution.

– Collaborate with Safety management for compliance with OSHA, DOT, EPA, FDA, and company SOPs.

– Optimize production schedules to meet customer needs, minimize costs, and ensure timely deliveries.

– Resolve operational, manufacturing, and maintenance issues to streamline processes.

– Lead by example, promoting safety and health adherence through policies and regulations.

– Utilize data insights to identify operational improvements and drive actions for enhanced performance.


Are you a MATCH?


– Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations, or related field; or equivalent experience.

– Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership in operations, preferably in the packaged gases industry.

– Strong background in developing operational strategies, managing budgets, and cultivating safety culture.

– Knowledge of federal and state regulations (OSHA, EPA, DOT, FDA).

– Strategic thinker with a balance of innovative vision and tactical implementation skills.

– Exceptional leadership, project management, and communication abilities.

– Financial acumen for budget development, capital equipment decisions, and pricing strategies.

– Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office applications.

Why Join Airgas:

– Lead a dynamic team and make a lasting impact on our operations.

– Collaborate with industry experts in a fast-paced environment.

– Drive safety and compliance initiatives that prioritize employee well-being.

– Shape the future of a leading company in the industrial gases sector.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability


Your differences enhance our performance

At Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. 

Please click here to view the EEO Know Your Rights poster and here to view the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination poster. Airgas, an Air Liquide Company invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company’s written Affirmative Action Plan or Policy Statement. This plan or policy statement is available for inspection upon request by contacting Human Resources at 844-myHR4AG (844-694-7424).

Airgas, an Air Liquide Company and its group of companies does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of such individuals so as to ensure equal access to benefits and privileges of employment. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact us by phone at 844-myHR4AG (844-694-7424) or by email to

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