C & M Laborer Four

Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Berkeley, MO, US, 63134

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 6264 
Location: 6400 Graham Road,Berkeley, Missouri, 63134
Position Type: Union 
Number Open: 5 

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Laborer to work in the St. Louis operation.  This position performs a variety of tasks associated with installation, reinstallation or repair of mains and services, and also facilitates the duties of the more skilled workers. This is laboring work consisting of standardized methods and procedures, performed under supervision.  Some training is required to learn practices and become familiar with equipment and tools. Majority of work is performed in ditches, resulting in exposure to dust, dirt, dampness and weather conditions.  There is a possibility of injuries being sustained such as crushed hand or foot, loss of fingers or eye injury.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Excavation of main or service pipe, trenches or ditches
  • Backfilling ditches and trenches
  • Breaking pavement with hand tools
  • Mixing and pouring concrete and broom finishing patches in street and making temporary repairs to pavement
  • Pulling out old services, including removing and disposing of old piping
  • Performs maintenance work involved in pipe corrosion protection operations such as applying green line, fiberglass, mastic, etc.
  • Operates air tools and equipment other than those requiring respirator protection for the purpose of preparing piping for repair or joining including scalers
  • Uses locate equipment to locate piping for internal purposes
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment

Required Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Required knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • The ability to speak English and follow instructions is a requisite
  • Should have a thorough knowledge of Company rules and practices regarding the performance of the duties involved
  • Some computer application skills may be required

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

  • Outdoor work environment - exposed to all weather conditions, in construction areas with uneven surfaces and in areas exposed to loud audible noises
  • Normal work schedule is 5 over 5
  • Some overtime may be required during peak periods


Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: St Louis

Job Segment: Laborer, Business Process, Engineering, Management