Second Class Technician

Date: Nov 16, 2018

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63110

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 2621 
Location: 5130 Wise Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63110
Position Type: Union 
Number Open: 1 

At Spire, energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but it’s one that’s at the heart of our business.

Across the regions and companies within our portfolio, we dedicate ourselves to helping over 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi reach their personal and professional goals, every day. To help address those needs, we provide both regulated and non-regulated natural gas services.

Since 1857, our teams have lived by a different definition of service. One that empowers our employees and the people we serve. Maybe that’s why we’re the eighth longest listed stock on the NYSE. And why we plan to continue to move our communities forward.

Spire is seeking a Second Class Technician to work in the Instrumental and Control Section of Gus Supply and Control at 5130 Wise Ave, St. Louis, MO. This position will be responsible for building, maintaining, and repairing various types of electrical, pneumatic and mechanical equipment. Work includes routine checking of such equipment and troubleshooting failures of the equipment if they occur.  May be required to make calculations of electrical and pneumatic systems to assure their proper functioning.  Must be capable of communicating verbally or in writing so as to make a clear concise report when required. This position is subject to working at various plants and locations, under various schedules and is subject to emergency calls.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generally, maintains, repairs, tests, and inspects a wide variety of equipment common to regulators, odorizers, and telemetric systems.
  • Monitors vaults and various locations, repairs leaks, pumping water and replacing defective parts where required.
  • Installs telemetric and recording gauges at various locations within the system, changing charts and changing batteries in clocks on a schedule.
  • Prepares various daily, periodic or occasional reports on work performed, condition of equipment or status. Factual and accurate reporting is required.
  • Inspects, sets, refills, installs and otherwise adjusts and maintains odorizers. May be required to compute flow rates and evaluate consumption of odorant.
  • Performs shutdowns of various stations and equipment, coordinating the efforts of Construction and Maintenance and System Control.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper truck stock, work material, tools and supplies.
  • 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 knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • Satisfactory completion of courses in physics, algebra, and trigonometry
  • Applicants for this job must be physically fit, sound, active, and capable of performing heavy manual labor. 
  • Ability to read mechanical or electrical blueprints and sketches
  •  They must be able to use a wide variety of hand and automatic tools required for installing and servicing associated equipment and routine test instruments. 
  • Must be able to obtain a Class “E” Chauffer’s license and be prepared to take the validated work test applicable to this position.
  • Employees who wish to be considered for this job bid must be pre-qualified by possessing medical clearance for respirator use within the past 3 years and by being fit tested for respirator use within the past year.

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

This position is subject to working at various plants and locations, and stations, including central office, vaults, customer premises, and under various schedules, times and conditions. No weather clause or restriction applies and employees must be subject to emergency call.

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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