Field Operations Technician I

Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: Wentzville, MO, US, 63385

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

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.
And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire culture to life: 
•    We make it happen:  We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance. 
•    We seek out perspective:  We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs.
•    We collaborate:  We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger.
•    We care:  We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard
By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued. 


Spire is seeking a Technician I, Field Ops to work in Curryville, Missouri and various Eastern Missouri Counties. This position will primarily be responsible for maintaining the MoGas compressor station facilities while also performing field operations and maintenance (O&M) related tasks on Spire Midstream pipeline facilities to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient transportation of natural gas across the system in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) and company O&M procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Construct, test, alter or improve diverse piping, valves, and machinery components
    Operate all machine shop and automatic equipment when required
    Inspect and maintain all facility equipment
    Perform preventative maintenance on rotating equipment
    Install and repair all plant and station equipment
    Perform cathodic protection and test station reads
    Perform leak surveys and right-of-way patrols
    Monitor the pipeline right-of-way for encroachments and environmental conditions (e.g. erosion, slope failure)
    Monitor and respond to abnormal operating conditions 
    Maintain pipeline markers and manage pipeline marker inventory
    Maintain and repair pipeline test stations
    Maintain and repair various pipeline equipment
    Perform all emergent and non-emergent locate requests in Illinois and Missouri
    Coordinate with contractors as it pertains to work on or near the pipeline right of way and facilities
    Document company and contractor field work with photographs and inspection reports
    Evaluate and document condition of external pipeline coating 
    Complete necessary paperwork and/or data entry, via computer, for Payroll, Engineering, Compliance, Claims, Safety and others
    Regularly uses the technologies used within the field operations department to validate work
    Maintain Operator Qualifications related to job duties
    Be available for weekend and after hour responsibilities as required by work being performed
    All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

    No direct reports

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

    High School diploma/GED
    Class E Chauffer’s license

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

    0-4 years of experience of gas storage/energy industry preferred
    Previous experience in gas plant maintenance or mechanical background preferred
    Read, understand, and use precision measurement equipment
    Ability to read and understand P&IDs and flow diagrams
    Familiarity with pumps and compressors
    Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
    Must be able to respond to abnormal operating conditions and emergent one calls within two hours from home  
    Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Physical demands, environment and schedule

    Ability to safely lift 50 lbs. over head
    Ability to safely traverse uneven terrain
    A mix of normal office conditions and outdoors in all weather conditions and in areas exposed to loud audible noises 
    Abnormal working hours required as dictated by contractor work
    One week of on-call required every two to four weeks 
    Travels to all areas of the pipeline right-of-way

Posting Requirements

•    We accept online applications through our career site at
Disclaimer:  The above statements are 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 an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

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