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Join the team and family at J.S. West

Most people like to be a member of a family and a part of the team. Here at J.S. West, that is exactly what you’ll experience. With nearly 300 employees, that might seem impossible…but it’s true. One of the reasons is that J.S. West has 17 locations throughout the Central Valley, with each location having five to 50 employees. 

The propane divisions are located in Placerville, Colfax, Angels Camp, Sonora, Modesto, Fresno, and Oakhurst. There are egg processing plants and chicken ranches in Hilmar, Livingston, and Farmington. In Modesto, you will find a retail feed store and the corporate office. Because of the wide scope of businesses, there is a diversity of positions. A few job titles are delivery driver, feed store clerk, sales associate, accounts payable, maintenance mechanic, manager, night janitor, quality control, and receptionist.

Excellent Benefits

  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • ESOP
  • 401(k)

Available Positions

Angels Camp, CA

  • Sales Person – Angels Camp, CA

    Our Story

    Most people like to be a member of a family and a part of the team. Here at JS West that is exactly what you’ll experience. JS West & Companies is all about family. We’re employee owned and family operated and have been for more than a century. Our whole philosophy of business embraces the bonds, trust and loyalty found in the family unit and extends to our family of employees, customers and community.

    JS West has an exciting and inviting opportunity for a Sales Person to be based in our Angels Camp region and help expand our operation. Reporting directly to the General Manager, in this position you will develop and nurture relationships with businesses and industry entities, coordinate with customer service and technical personnel to ensure customer satisfaction, negotiate and close new sales agreements to meet productivity and sales goals, while contributing to marketing plans to continually increase our customer base and gallon volumes.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop and maintain relationships with businesses and industry entities such as home builder associations, real estate companies, and other trade organizations to cultivate new business prospects.
    • Actively participate in industry organizations and attend trade shows to continually build a professional network.
    • Pursue targeted new business and negotiate new sales agreements to increase customer base year over year. Follow up on sales leads. Call or visit potential customers, initiate mailings and other related activities.
    • Negotiate and close sales contracts and service agreements. Improve and meet required productivity/sales goals.
    • Champion a positive, professional image of JS West & Companies to create customer goodwill and foster referrals and repeat business.
    • Follow up with new accounts to ensure customer satisfaction and fulfillment of the job.
    • Maintain relationships with key accounts to ensure continual customer satisfaction. Implement existing sales and serve agreements consistent with company guidelines.
    • Coordinate with Technicians to effectively service customer accounts. Assist with customer issue resolution.
     

    Technical Knowledge:

    • Familiar with fuel industry concepts, trends, practices, and procedures, including government regulations.
    • Thorough knowledge of sales and marketing techniques and best practices.
    • Basic understanding of oil and gas fired appliances and distribution systems.
     

    JS West offers excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, ESOP, 401(k), Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays.

    Position pays a base rate plus commission.

    Please send resumes to jobs@jswest.com

Colfax, CA

  • Service Technician – Colfax, CA

    Our Story

    Most people like to be a member of a family and a part of the team. Here at JS West that is exactly what you’ll experience. JS West & Companies is all about family. We’re employee owned and family operated and have been for more than a century. Our whole philosophy of business embraces the bonds, trust, and loyalty found in the family unit and extends to our family of employees, customers, and community.

    JS West has an exciting and inviting opportunity for a Service Technician based in our Colfax region who can thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Reporting directly to the District Manager, in this position you will be responsible for providing safe and efficient service to both residential and commercial customers. Our ideal candidates will have plumbing experience and possess a safety conscious attitude.

    Job Requirements:

    • A valid class A or B license
    • Hazardous Materials
    • LPG/Plumbing knowledge
    • Pass a pre-employment DOT physical, drug screen, physical therapy evaluation, and a background check
    • Be enthusiastic about safety
     

    We expect our Service Technicians to:

    • Have good interpersonal skills and be willing to take direction from a manager
    • Offer great customer service and be team focused
    • Drive safely to and from service destinations
    • Perform service work as required and as department policy dictates
    • Perform "Gas Checks" as policy requires
    • Report safety violations and follow through to ensure that those are fixed
    • Perform on-call duties on a regular basis
     

    JS West offers excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, ESOP, 401(k), Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays.

    Please send resumes to jobs@jswest.com

  • Delivery Driver – Colfax, CA

    Our Story

    Most people like to be a member of a family and a part of the team. Here at JS West that is exactly what you’ll experience. JS West & Companies is all about family. We’re employee owned and family operated and have been for more than a century. Our whole philosophy of business embraces the bonds, trust, and loyalty found in the family unit and extends to our family of employees, customers, and community.

    JS West has an exciting and inviting opportunity for a Delivery Driver based in our Colfax region who can thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Reporting directly to the District Manager, in this position you will be responsible for providing safe and efficient service to both residential and commercial customers. Our ideal candidates will have driving experience and possess a safety conscious attitude.

    Job Requirements:

    • A valid class A or B license
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Tank Endorsement
    • Air Brakes
    • Pass a pre-employment DOT physical, drug screen, physical therapy evaluation, and a background check
    • Be enthusiastic about safety
     

    We expect our Delivery Drivers to:

    • Have good interpersonal skills and be willing to take direction from the manager
    • Offer great customer service and be team focused
    • Drive safely to and from delivery destinations
    • Interact with customers to obtain payment, signatures and provide receipts
    • Observe speed limits and obey all road signs
    • Perform simple vehicle maintenance (i.e. cleaning interior and exterior, filling tires with air, etc.)
     

    JS West offers excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, ESOP, 401(k), Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays.

    Please send resumes to jobs@jswest.com

    If you have any questions please call HR at 209-577-3221

Modesto, CA

  • Rail Car Unloader – Modesto, CA

    Our Story

    Most people like to be a member of a family and a part of the team. Here at JS West that is exactly what you’ll experience. JS West & Companies is all about family. We’re employee owned and family operated and have been for more than a century. Our whole philosophy of business embraces the bonds, trust and loyalty found in the family unit and extends to our family of employees, customers and community.

    JS West has an exciting and inviting opportunity for a Rail Car Unloader based in our Modesto region who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, in this position you will be responsible for properly unloading propane from rail cars and trucks. Our ideal candidates will have rail car experience and possess a safety conscious attitude.

    Job Requirements:

    • Previous rail car experience preferred
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • Capability of lifting/exerting 90 lbs.
    • Valid drivers license
    • Pass a pre-employment DOT physical, drug screen, physical therapy evaluation, and a background check
    • Be enthusiastic about safety
     

    We expect our Service Technicians to:

    • Properly unload propane from rail cars
    • Unload trucks at the terminal facility
    • Properly complete paperwork
    • Take and record hourly readings of pressure and tank levels
    • Perform plant and equipment maintenance at the terminal site
    • Have good interpersonal skills and be willing to take direction from a manager
     

    JS West offers excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, ESOP, 401(k), Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays.

    Please send resumes to jobs@jswest.com

  • Feed Store Associate – Modesto, CA

    Our Story

    Most people like to be a member of a family and a part of the team. Here at J.S. West that is exactly what you’ll experience. J.S. West & Companies is all about family. We’re employee owned and family operated and have been for more than a century. Our whole philosophy of business embraces the bonds, trust, and loyalty found in the family unit and extends to our family of employees, customers, and community.

    JS West has an exciting and inviting opportunity for a Customer Service Representative based in our Modesto region who can thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure work environment. Reporting directly to the Office Manager, in this position you will be responsible for offering superb customer service to both our residential and commercial propane customers. Our ideal candidates will have a team player attitude.

    Duties and responsibilities can vary. A partial list includes:

    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Stock, clean, load feed
    • Answer incoming calls
    • Run and balance a cash register
    • Be an assistant to the manager
    • Work alternating schedule of Monday-Friday. Saturdays are a must
     

    Job Requirements:

    • Follow manager's directions
    • Be able to multitask
    • Operate a fork-lift
    • Be computer literate
    • Have a valid California Driver License
    • Lift and load heavy feed sacks
    • Bilingual Spanish a plus
    • Knowledge of livestock a plus
    • Experience a plus
     

    Please send resumes to jobs@jswest.com or fax to 209-338-3249

Placerville, CA

  • Service Technician – Placerville, CA

    $500 Sign On Bonus

    (Paid after 6 months of employment)

    Our Story

    Most people like to be a member of a family and a part of the team. Here at J.S. West that is exactly what you’ll experience. J.S. West & Companies is all about family. We’re employee owned and family operated and have been for more than a century. Our whole philosophy of business embraces the bonds, trust and loyalty found in the family unit and extends to our family of employees, customers and community.

    J.S. West has an exciting and inviting opportunity for a Service Technician based in our Placerville region who can thrive in a fast paced work environment. Reporting directly to the District Manager, in this position you will be responsible for providing safe and efficient service to both residential and commercial customers. Our ideal candidates will have plumbing experience and posses a safety conscious attitude.

    Job Requirements

    • A valid class A or B license
    • Hazardous Materials
    • LPG/Plumbing knowledge
    • Pass a pre-employment DOT physical, drug screen, physical evaluation, and a background check
    • Be enthusiastic about safety
     

    We expect our Service Technicians to:

    • Have good interpersonal skills and be willing to take direction from the manager
    • Offer great customer service and be team focused
    • Drive safely to and from service destinations
    • Perform service work as required and as department policy dictates
    • Perform “Gas Checks” as policy requires
    • Report safety violations and follow through to ensure those are fixed
    • Perform on-call duties on a regular rotation
     

    JS West offers excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, ESOP, 401(k), Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays.

    Please send resumes to jobs@jswest.com

Ready to apply?

Send resume to: jobs@jswest.com

Please include the job title number with your resume. If you are applying for a driving position or a DOT-regulated position, please attach a copy of your DMV printout.

For any questions, please call Human Resources at (209) 577-3221