Utility Relief/Hot Shot Delivery Driver – Minneapolis



Are you looking for an opportunity to start something new or build your career somewhere rewarding? Then look no further! Central McGowan is now hiring a motivated Utility Relief/Hot Shot Delivery Driver to join our team in Minneapolis. Central McGowan is a leading, family-owned supplier of gases, supplies, equipment, service and more!


Our benefits include:

  • Competitive Wages
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Annual Profit sharing
  • Work life balance – flexible scheduling options
  • Paid Time Off (yes, even on your Birthday!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Paid Volunteer Opportunities
  • Short term disability, term life, and ADD insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee rewards and recognition events
  • Paid Training
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Endless career growth and opportunities!

Position Overview

  • Serve as primary delivery driver for customer orders
  • Be the back up route driver as needed (CDL is required)
  • Hot shot delivery and job-related driving duties as assigned
  • Daily delivery of both gas cylinders and welding hard goods
  • Execute quality of service at customer location: materials placement, stocking of shelves, and add-on/future product needs
  • Present a professional attitude and appearance
  • Order pick and receiving of hard goods, consumables, and cylinders from outside vendors as well as internal transfer of goods
  • Maintenance of stocking levels and inventories in warehouse and in store.
  • Shipment and receipt of incoming freight, checking in merchandise, matching purchase orders to sales orders and distributing to appropriate department or warehouse space.
  • Movement of product and cylinders to stock inventory from warehouse to the retail store
  • Cycle counting inventory and cylinders.
  • Ability to use ERP computer system as a tool for order processing.
  • Serve as a backup for customer service phone calls and walk-in customers at branch location.
  • Help retail customers with products, orders, and loading of vehicles.
  • Answer inbound phone inquiry about materials and services provided by Central McGowan.
  • Assist salesmen with loading and unloading cylinders and general customer support.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Valid driver’s license (CDL required, or willingness to obtain).
  • Obtain health card for DOT requirements on some company vehicles.
  • Experience in the welding and gas industry, preferred.
  • Maintain good standing with DISA (drug and alcohol testing program) required.
  • Clear driving record the past 3 years AND have the ability to be insured.
  • Forklift experience, desired.


Central McGowan is a growing, diversified business. We are a leading supplier of gases, dry ice, and state-of-the-art equipment/technology for the manufacturing, welding, medical, and food and beverage industries in the upper Midwest, and a FANUC-authorized integrator of automation/robotic solutions. Our service area spans most of Minnesota and lowa, and areas of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin with automation implementations across the U.S. and internationally. We’re family owned with local roots and proud of it.

  • Founded in 1965 with the merger of McGowan Welding Supply in Little Falls, MN (est. 1947) and Central Welding Supply, a small supplier of equipment and gases in St. Cloud, MN.
  • Since 2011, we’ve grown from a 55-person, 2-location welding supply company to a nearly 140-person, 8-location, diversified business we are today.
  • In 2015, expanded to include custom automation and robotics, making us one of the only local distributors who is also an integrator.
  • In 2019, acquired Jason’s Beverage Carbonation Company, another successful family-owned CO2 distributor in St. Paul, MN, expanding our distribution area to include customers in Minnesota and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
  • In 2021, acquired Fessler Carbonic Gas Company in Des Moines, IA, expanding our CO2 footprint to all of Iowa; and Metro Welding Supply in Minneapolis, MN to better serve customers the Minneapolis metro area and most recently Preferred Welder Sales out of Mankato expanding our Southern MN footprint.

It’s been through the hard work and ingenuity of dedicated employees that we’ve grown our services and product offerings to where they are today.

If you are looking for an opportunity for future growth/advancement and to be part of a great team, this could be the opportunity for you!

EEOC Statement

Central McGowan is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.