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Spire Energy Welding Supervisor in Berkeley, Missouri

Welding Supervisor

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Berkeley, MO, US, 63134

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.

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's Welding Supervisor position is responsible for leading and maintaining the integrity of the welding team. The Welding Supervisor is also responsible for routing all welders for Construction and Leak and Maintenance crews as well as facilitating the training and certifications needed for the Welding team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of plans to ensure the health and safety of all employees in the region

  • Perform visual inspections of steel butt welds in accordance with federal, state, and company standards

  • and codes

  • Instruct welders and welding students on the proper standards and welding techniques in accordance with federal, state, and company standards and codes

  • Administer, verify, and witness welding tests performed by, 1st and 2nd Class Machinists, and 1st and 2nd Class Mechanics.

  • Qualify 1ST and 2nd class Machinists, and 1st and 2nd class mechanic’s

  • This entails training, Class B welders for 2- week periods in Spire West in addition to all Class A welders

  • throughout Spire

  • Maintain qualification of all company welders for compliance with welding standards and codes

  • Administer welding tests semi-annually in Spire West and South

  • Develop and weld up boots to fix problems and leaks in the system.

  • Maintain close contact with welders and main crews to assist them in doing their job more safely and

  • efficiently.

  • Review, write, and qualify welding procedures and visual reports

  • Attend one to two welding seminars annually as they apply to the position and the pipeline industry

  • Review different welding tasks with all Class A Welders in accordance with state and federal codes,

  • including required testing every three years

  • Prepare annual OQ training class and testing

  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining all cylinders needed for Garage, machine shop, lab, welders, and plants n station at south region.

  • Train and Administer test within north and south region including Festus, Farmington and Poplar Bluff.

  • Qualify spire personnel per API 1104 for upcoming welders. Class ”A” Including the class ”A” welders in Festus, Farmington and Popular Bluff.

  • Administer and qualify contractor welders that are hired by Spire.

  • Route welders on a daily basis as needed per Maximo.

  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality

  • 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

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise a team of Welders (8-10)

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • High school diploma

  • Valid Missouri Class E Chauffer’s License or the issuing state’s equivalent

  • Attend and pass a 24hr haz-mat course and maintain a 8hr refresher course annually.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 3+ years C & M experience

  • 1+ years teaching welding (preferred)

  • Setting up third party x-rays and inspections

  • Experience working as a Class A Welder preferred

  • Pipeline welding experience preferred

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Works outdoors exposed to all weather conditions, in construction areas with uneven surfaces and in areas exposed to loud audible noises

  • Some travel to MOW, ALA, Farmington ,Festus, and Poplar Bluff


We Advance

We Care

We Collaborate

We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

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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