Mission: To be Energy in everyday moments.
BIG NEWS for Lykins employees! Friday, our fearless leader Jeff announced that we will now have a "Dress for Your Day" policy that includes the big one - jeans in the office! We know there are some days we'll meet customers and partners for work, and we'll still dress in business casual for them. Also, we've revised the time off policy - instead of sick and vacation time, employees can enjoy a PTO policy with expanded times for all levels of tenure!
These changes are coming about as part of our Employee Experience revolution. It goes hand in hand with the exploration of our employees' values to create Lykins' own core values and improving our managers with a new Leadership Development movement. It's an awesome time to work at Lykins Energy Solutions!
We've started our Values Workshops! We'll have ten workshops where our employees - everyone from drivers to office workers to management and the owners - will get to help decide what Lykins company values will be. These values will help us train our management and leaders to be the best they can be and will shape our performance reviews! We're really excited about seeing this effort come to fruition in 2018.
Fueled by our people, inspired by you, energy is being there every step of the way, time and time again, powering the American dream.
Lykins Energy Solutions is a family owned and operated business. Started in 1948 by Guy ‘Bandy’ Lykins, and now in the third generation of management, we are proud of our rich and diverse heritage. Now it's much more than an oil company: Lykins serves residential and commercial customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast United States and now Louisiana.
Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality products delivered in the most efficient manner at the lowest possible price. Whether you need fuel to heat your home, fuel for your business needs, transportation of petroleum products, electric or natural gas for your Ohio business, a premium diesel or lube for your heavy equipment or exhaust fluid for your fleet, we are sure to meet your needs.It is a BP, Marathon, Shell and Gulf marketer supplying over 150 independent dealers and also has its own Fleet Card through Voyager.
Lykins Energy Solutions has a strong commitment to our customers. We are a major contributor to the communities in which we do business. Lykins Energy Solutions belongs to many trade and business organizations, and we also contribute to many community organizations. In addition, Lykins Energy Solutions is very involved in local schools, by lending out employees for "Partners in Education", awarding college scholarships, and supporting many athletic teams.
Currently, Lykins has grown to become one of the 100 largest privately held companies in Ohio, and one of the top 15 largest Petroleum Marketing Companies in Ohio. Through acquisitions and expansion of our current products and services, Lykins Energy Solutions plans to double its size in the next five years.
Lykins Energy Solutions realizes that making a career change to a new company is a big step. This is your work life, so making the right decision is important. As our company’s mission is, to be energy in everyday moments, we are only as good as the members of our team. We seek energetic and highly motivated individuals to be a part of our family and our continued growth. Our people are our greatest asset.
We value the health and well-being of our employees, and strive to provide a benefit program to address their needs. Our benefit package includes health/dental/life insurance, paid holidays/sick days/vacation, and 401(k) with employer match.
Lykins is always looking for quality drivers. If you have at least two years of verifiable over-the-road driving experience and HAZMAT and Tanker certifications, we want you! There are opportunities for quarterly safety bonuses and daily bonuses for transport drivers, and you'll be able to work more if your enthusiasm and work ethic demands it!
We're a family company, and because we understand the importance of your own, we make sure our employees are home nightly. We want to help you provide for your family everything it needs to be happy, healthy and taken care of, so we offer a variety of health benefits for you and each member of it - 24/7/365 access to doctors from anywhere, gym membership reimbursement and health savings plans, as well as planning for the future and retirement. Join Lykins and find peace of mind for you and your family's quality of life.
Drivers make up just half of the Lykins family. When you look behind the curtain, you'll find opportunities to work for us in customer service, billing, credit, dispatch, sales, bids, energy and more. You'll find the Lykins family feel here, too - flexible schedules to allow you to be where you need to be when your kids need you, or to run errands when they're time-sensitive. Friendly competition in wellness initiatives will have you stepping up your walking game. Join a philanthropic committee and help us raise money for CASA, United Way or your child's Girl Scout troop. We're growing - and looking for someone like you!
We know you're looking for more than just a paycheck. Here's what perks and benefits you'll find here:
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I have been working at Lykins Energy Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)
The family-owned business feel really adds a lot to working here. There's flexibility in work schedule, freedom to define my job according to my interests, and a friendliness built in. If someone is lukewarm about their job, there's the opportunity for them to look in other departments for something that fits them.
The owners have taken an interest in improving the employee experience and are really invested in making Lykins a better place to work as the company grows. They're also automating processes and reinventing some ways things are done so that when we're twice as big, things will still run smoothly.
I'm trusted to maintain my work schedule and responsibilities, but given freedom to leave early/take lunch at funny times to take care of personal errands. People actually have lunch in the lunch room! Love walking in and seeing who's eating there when I am.
Definitely invested in the community - fundraising for local organizations happens year-round. Often tied to fun stuff like cookouts, bake sales and "buying" casual days.
Very interested in developing company values, so I'm glad to see that initiative starting.
"I'm sooo busy, not right now" and "That's always the way we've done it" are well-used excuses. There musn't be a fear of change.
Advice to Management
Trust the employees you supervise. Be a positive influence in the work lives of those you lead. Take a personal interest in their growth and who they want to become in the company. Remember that dispatchers, sales people, drivers, and CS reps aren't the little people - they're the people who make this business work, the boots on the ground. Appreciate them.
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Lykins Energy Solutions (Milford, OH) in December 2017.
I emailed the company after receiving notice that they were hiring, I was quickly scheduled for an interview and hired. Everybody was super nice and helpful when I first came in.