Purity Cylinder Gases is an independent, family owned and operated gas and welding supply distributor with 16 locations throughout Michigan and Northern Indiana.

Since 1938, we have been committed to providing superior quality products and service. All Purity employees must follow and promote our core values – perform work with integrity, be customer focused, have a positive attitude, value relationships, and be driven to succeed and grow.

General Labor: Cylinder Filling Plant – Grand Rapids, MI

This position is responsible for filling high-pressure cylinders, loading and unloading trailers manually and with forklift trucks, and other general warehouse and production support.  This opening is due to continued growth of the company.

This position includes a very competitive compensation package that includes a competitive hourly rate, a quarterly bonus program, and an opportunity for overtime hours.  Purity also offers a very competitive above market benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision insurances and a very generous 401(k) program with both a company matching amount and a year-end profit-sharing contribution.

Major Functions

  • Perform general plant operations
  • Move cylinders with forklift trucks, carts, and manually
  • Load and unload inter-office trailers
  • Cylinder filling production
  • Back up other areas within the plant

Qualifications Needed

  • Able to understand and carry out oral and written instruction
  • Able to read and verify things such as numbers and labels
  • Ability to move heavy objects (60 lbs) and move cylinders around the plant
  • Able to work as a team player with your supervisor and fellow employees
  • Must take pride in their quality of work
  • Good with basic math
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent at minimum

Stop in anytime Monday through Friday between 8:00AM and 5:00PM to apply at 2580 28th St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49509.

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Interoffice / Swing Driver – Grand Rapids, MI

The Interoffice / Swing truck driver is responsible for driving truck and delivering to customers, Purity branches, and pick up of cryogenic product. This will entail a wide variety of tasks and will include transporting standard semi-trailers and bulk cryogenic liquid trailers.  Start times may vary a little based on assignment.  Typical hours will be Monday through Friday between 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM, with some flexibility based on employee and/or company need.

Major Functions:

  • Deliver welding supplies, gases and bulk cryogenic liquid to customers or branch facilities.
  • Deliver office mail and correspondence securely.
  • Adhere to DOT rules and company guidelines.
  • Attend periodic compliance & safety trainings.
  • Meet or exceed productivity goals.
  • Accurately account for all inventory on truck and load securement.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Able to work as a team player with your supervisor and fellow employees.
  • Able to understand and carry out oral instructions.
  • Able to read written instructions and verify numbers, labels, etc.
  • Ability to move heavy objects (60 pounds or more).
  • Able to drive in adverse weather conditions.
  • Able to drive alertly and responsibly at night.
  • Maintain Class A CDL with appropriate endorsements.

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General Labor: Cylinder Painter – Grand Rapids, MI

We are looking to fill the Cylinder Painter/General Labor position with a candidate that will be expected to maintain the appearance of cylinders in the Grand Rapids fill plants. This position will also, back up other positions in the plant as needed.

The Cylinder Painter/General Labor position has a base hourly wage with piecework component and will be part of the quarterly bonus program the company offers to all employees.  Flexible hours and up to full-time work in the summer and part-time work for the rest of the year. Great opportunity for someone who is in school looking for a job to earn good money wants a flexible schedule that will accommodate school schedules that change frequently.

Major Functions

  • Painting cylinders.
  • Shot blasting cylinders.
  • Refurbishing liquid cylinder exteriors.
  • Possibly some back up of other plant workers.

Qualifications Needed

  • Communications – able to understand and carry out oral instructions, be able to read and carry out written instructions, able to read and verify things such as numbers and labels.
  • Physical – ability to move heavy objects (60 lbs.), ability to move cylinders around the plant.
  • Aptitude – able to work as a team player with your supervisor and fellow employees, take pride in the quality of your work, and good with basic math.
  • Must be at least 16 years old (18 years or older preferred, but not required).

Stop in and apply Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM at 2580 28th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49509 and we’ll interview you on the spot.

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Local Route Driver – Lansing, MI

We are looking for responsible Local Route Drivers who have a passion for our customers and our products. As a Route Delivery Driver, you are responsible for the handling heavy cylinders and inventory and face-to-face interactions with our customers. Class A CDL and Hazmat not required, but candidates must be willing to obtain with the help of the company.

This position will have a local delivery route and deliver industrial gas cylinders and industrial supplies. The local route will be daytime hours and get you home every night (no overnights).

Major Functions:

  • Deliver industrial gas cylinders and welding supplies daily to customers.
  • Process billing paperwork in an accurate and neat manner.
  • Load, unload, prepare, inspect, and operate a delivery vehicle.
  • Accurately account for all cylinders leaving and what is returned.
  • Attend periodic compliance and safety trainings.
  • Follow DOT regulations and safety standards

Qualifications needed:

  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • CDL Class A with Hazmat Endorsement preferred. Willing to train the right candidate.
  • Willingness to obtain your Class A CDL with Hazmat endorsement required.
  • Ability to move heavy objects (60 pounds or more).
  • Ability to operate forklifts and tractors in a variety of weather and traffic conditions.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Good driving record with no traffic violations.
  • High school degree.

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Inside Sales / Backup Driver – Pierceton, IN & Warsaw, IN

This position will be a combination of inside customer service and local delivery driving. The customer service portion is responsible for processing orders, shipping and receiving, assisting customers in person and on the phone, taking personal care of some key accounts, and supporting the outside sales force as needed. The driving portion includes local deliveries to customers of compressed gas cylinders and welding supplies. The time allocated to customer service and driving will fluctuate based on customer demand.

Major Functions:

  • Works closely with and provides support to outside sales team.
  • Perform various customer service activities including processing orders in person and via phone.
  • Perform inventory functions on hard goods and cylinders.
  • Attend product knowledge and sales training (including basic welding classes).
  • Drive local route truck and deliver products to customers.
  • Load and unload products on and off the truck.
  • Currently have or willingness to obtain a Class A CDL and needed endorsements.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Communication – Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Physical – Ability to move heavy objects (60 pounds or more)
  • Aptitude – Ability to work as a team player, take pride if the quality of work produced, work with computers, and compute numbers
  • Experience – High School or better diploma preferred, work with computers and MS Office products preferred

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