Propane Technician

Scope: Consistent with Company standards, the Propane Technician will oversee the installation, tracking, and safety of the company's propane assets. The Technician will work independently with onsite and/or remote support and direction from Plant Managers and more senior service personnel. Significant Activities & Deliverables:

  • Reduce company's Cost of Risk. Ensure that company and government safety, policy and regulatory standards are met at all times and maintain zero preventable accidents.
  • Maintain customer information, safety and compliance records using physical and electronic file systems
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair propane distribution systems
  • Deliver propane fuel as required. Follow loading and unloading procedures.
  • Maintain delivery and service vehicles. Review maintenance records, perform pre-& post trip inspections. Report needed repair and certification issues.
  • Meet established performance metrics such as billable time, productivity, percentage of assets touched and efficient usage of inventory and equipment. Treat propane technician responsibilities as a profit center.
  • Maintain daily trip logs, shipping papers, system test documentation and related information.
  • Maintain excellent customer service standards including respectful image and tact. Address customer service issues and strive to maintain zero service related complaints.
  • Create job estimates.
  • Develop and supply sales leads. Accompany sales team on propane related sales calls.
  • Observe, learn and apply knowledge and skills handed down from more experienced technicians and provide guidance to less experienced techs or drivers.
  • Provide training to customers, drivers and staff
  • Pursue additional CETP certifications - dispenser installation, vapor distribution systems installation and operation, etc.
  • Assist with other technical projects i.e. lube and fuel tank sets, plant maintenance issues.
  • Propane tank and LP equipment installations
  • Propane tank maintenance/service/diagnostics of valves, seals, meters, registers, vaporizers, heaters, appliances, pumps, motors, etc.
  • Gas Piping installations
  • Knowledgeable in gas pipe fitting
  • Knowledgeable in commercial electrical
  • Complete understanding of NFPA 54 and NFPA 58 LPG Code
  • Perform Leak checks/pressure tests and other required inspections
  • Knowledgeable in LP appliance service
  • Safely operating boom/crane trucks
  • Maintain adequate parts inventory
  • Perform vehicle inspections
  • Complete proper documentation including equipment agreements, service orders, safety documentation, dispenser training, leak check forms.
  • On Call duties including nights and weekends to respond to leaks/out of gas situations
  • Able and willing to drive a bobtail to deliver propane as needed
  • Perform site surveys on new customer installations
  • Certified in CETP modules 1&2 for bobtail deliveries, 3 for plant operations, 4 for vapor distribution systems, 5 for dispensers
Leadership and Team Reach:
  • Ability to work well with a variety of departments including plant office, drivers, sales, vendors and customers
  • Collaborate with other Propane Technicians, Plant Managers, Safety Managers and Insurance Representatives
  • Understands and lives by our Core Values:
Be Courageous: Seeks to understand before being understood-Pursues personal growth-Seeks to understand personal shortcomings-Invites peers and direct reports to speak candidly into their life-Honors their feelings and communicates them in a constructive manner Do What I Say Im Going to Do: Demonstrates honor and integrity-Does not leave a fellow team member behind-Demonstrates personal accountability Enjoy Serving Others: Engages with others in an open and non-judgmental manner-Demonstrates empathy-Finds true joy in helping others succeed-Enjoys the daily journey of life Have Fun: Demonstrates a passion for life-Brings out the best in others-Enjoys exploring new ideas and experiences-Models celebration Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School, GED equivalent or higher
  • Class B CDL or higher
  • HAZMAT Certified
  • Minimum CETP Certified in Basics and Bobtail Delivery
  • Minimum 2 years Propane delivery
  • Excellent internal and external customer service
  • Clean driving record
  • Forklift certified
  • Organization, math and reading skills
  • Analytical
  • Efficient mind set-i.e. walk less, touch less
  • Computer skills including Excel & Word
  • Self-Starter and often self-supervised
  • Takes ownership of projects and initiatives
  • Flexible-can adjust to shifting demands
  • Understand, follow and give oral and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • Outdoor environment
  • Ability to lift 75+ lbs
  • Regular exposure to the elements (heat, cold, rain, snow), fumes, dust and odors
  • Able to dig, climb and access confined spaces
  • Extended and on call hours required at times to support business requirements, including some weekends and holidays
  • PPE requirements including steel toes boots, hard hat, safety glasses, safety vest, gloves, ear protection, and cold protection


Job Details

$26 - $30

3-5 Years

  • Tacoma, Washington


  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • sick leave and 6 paid holidays
  • 401k with company match


  • Class B CDL or higher
  • HAZMAT Certified
  • Forklift Certified
  • Minimum CETP Certified in Basics and Bobtail Delivery
  • Minimum 2 years Propane delivery
Christensen, Inc.

Christensen, Inc.

At Christensen, our purpose is WINNING TOGETHER. As one of the largest distributors of fuels, lubricants, and propane on the West Coast we offer an innovative suite of products and services designed to positively impact our customers’ profitability. Our team’s focus is to create real value for each of our over 10,000 Retail Fuel, Commercial, Industrial, and Fleet Card customers. Our mission is simple – To add profits to our customer’s bottom line. We offer fuels, lubricants and propane solutions that help our customers increase sales, improve productivity, and decrease operating expenses. Built on over 80 years of industry experience and the latest technology, Christensen is revolutionizing the way fuels, lubricants, and propane are ordered, delivered, and managed. For the past 10 years, the Christensen Company has grown 8x faster than the industry average and has emerged as a differentiated market leader. In the years ahead, our company’s growth will accelerate, as we intensify our focus on delivering operational excellence and providing outstanding customer service. At Christensen, the quality and reliability of our people is our greatest asset. We focus on cultivating a fun, high performance environment by empowering all our employees to act and think like owners while achieving meaningful goals and KPI’s. Our team is unified by our goal of delivering real, tangible value to customers and living our core ideology each day. Christensen’s core ideology consists of two components: Christensen’s Purpose – To be a company where passion for life grows as a result of celebrating our successes and failures, discovering our unique talents and shortcomings, and bringing out the best in each other. Unlike a goal or strategy, Christensen’s purpose is not meant to be fulfilled or achieved; it is like a beacon guiding our team to a brighter and better future. Christensen’s Core Values – Be Courageous, Do What I Say I’m Going to Do, Enjoy Serving Others, and Have Fun.