LNG Technician Trainee Pinson

Date: May 9, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35215

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

t 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 an LNG Technician trainee to work at the Pinson LNG facility. The applicant will be responsible for 24/7 operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility including LNG process and vaporization systems, infrastructure, power/steam generation, controls, emergency response, security, maintenance, and custodial care. Understands and follows LNG facility operating procedures, safe handling practices, equipment, maintenance protocols, governmental regulations, technical and safety codes, standards and reporting requirements. In-depth knowledge of the physical properties of LNG, surroundings, and is able to identify relevant equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate and maintain liquefaction process to provide storage and transfer of liquid natural gas.
  • Operate and maintain vaporization equipment to provide transfer and send out of natural gas vapor.
  • Operate and maintain off-site Satellite LNG Facilities at Double Springs and East Lauderdale
  • Operate and maintain Portable LNG Vaporizer at onsite and offsite locations as needed
  • Monitor transportation and storage of flammable and other potentially dangerous products to ensure that safety guidelines are followed. Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Control operation of compressors, scrubbers, evaporators, and refrigeration equipment to liquefy, compress, or regasify natural gas. Operate natural gas equipment. Start up and shut down equipment.
  • Monitor equipment functioning, observe temperature, level, and flow, perform regular equipment checks to ensure all equipment is operating as it should.
  • Control equipment to regulate flow and pressure of gas to feedlines of boilers, heaters, and related steam-generating and heating equipment.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Must complete initial and recurring operator certification as required by DOT
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and operate a company vehicle.
  • Hazardous Material – Tanker CDL license. Preferred
  • All terrain forklift certification

Supervisory Responsibilities

Requires work on all shifts as sole person responsible for entire facility

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Education in mechanical, electrical, refrigeration, and/or cryogenics, or previous documented experience preferred. Job requires the ability to understand chemical properties, physics, DOT and NFPA codes, comprehension of engineering drawings for electrical, piping, control loops.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Must be able to climb ladders, platforms, stairs, working well above grade
  • Must be able to perform duties on storage tanks in excess of 100 feet as well as operating personnel lifts to those heights.
  • Must be able to perform duties in confined spaces
  • Requires work outdoors, in all types of weather, year-round.
  • Involves work on and around heavy-duty compression equipment
  • Requires exposure and handling of cryogenic liquids
  • Requires exposure and handling of flammable refrigerants and gases
  • Requires stamina and acute maneuverability
  • Requires ability to lift and carry loads in excess of 20 pounds
  • Requires use of all type hand tools (wrenches, hammers, drills, saws, etc)

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • All duties of this position are required within an active natural gas storage facility, in a known hazardous environment due to exposures with flammable liquids and vapors and multiple pressures, high voltage electrical circuits, rotating equipment, work at high elevations, confined spaces.
  • Requires work alone 24/7
  • Requires 24 hr on-call availability
  • Requires work on 24-hour rotating shifts, to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Requires flexibility in scheduling work hours due to system demands and personnel availability
  • Requires annual physical
  • Requires certification in first aid, CPR
  • Requires participation in drug testing program


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire only 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: Birmingham

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