Mgr Operations Training (Bessemer, AL)

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Bessemer, AL, US, 35022

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 7025 
Location: 901 Industrial Park Circle, Bessemer, Alabama, 35022
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

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.



This position is responsible for program development, planning, delivery and recordkeeping for all operations training for all distribution, transmission, hazardous liquid, LNG and underground storage areas.



Primary duties:

  • Responsible for managing all Spire field operations training programs. Ensure all programs are current and validity is maintained. Coordinates activities, as needed, with vendors and field operations management for program revisions.
  • Work closely with Training Specialist to coordinate departmental activities.
  • Responsible for delivering job-specific training for field operations employees through computer-based, classroom, hand-on and field -based instruction.
  • Work with Manager and other department members to develop training curriculum to include New Hire Training Programs, Annual continuing education classes and other classes.
  • Additional training areas may Operator Qualification and other DOT 192 training as required, OSHA, state and local certifications, apprenticeships (where applicable) basic skill classes, leak investigation, equipment training, continuing education classes as needed and code updates
  • Ensure all schedules are met.   Continually communicates with Field Operations to ensure all training guidelines are met and compliance deadlines are enforced.
  • Ensure accuracy of all training-related records and accurate data management of those records.
  • Assist Operations Quality Assurance group as needed. Collaborates with other departments for development of necessary training curriculum.
  • Serve as primary resource, as needed, to Pipeline Safety and the legal department for training-related issues.
  • Manage budgets and help ensure financial performance objectives are achieved for department and projects
  • Represent company on matters related to operations training with the Missouri, Alabama and Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) Pipeline Safety Staffs and the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as needed for regulatory issues, annual audits, periodic audits and incident investigations related to the company’s natural gas, storage, LNG and hazardous liquid systems. Present information as needed to these agencies to support company initiatives.


  • Minimum 7 years of demonstrated experience in operations and/or engineering in a natural gas distribution company or equivalent experience in another industry. At least 5 years’ supervisory experience preferred.
  • Innovative and collaborative leadership style coupled with strong communications skills

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering preferred
  • General knowledge of federal and state pipeline safety regulations and company standards and training programs
  • General knowledge of all gas, plumbing and mechanical codes.
  • General knowledge of equipment used in the installation, repair and service of all gas lines and equipment.

Work environment:

  • Shared office environment with occasional field visits
  • Travel requirement approximately 40% or as needed

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

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.

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