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Spire Energy Specialist, Measurement in Kansas City, Missouri

Specialist, Measurement

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64129

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.

Summary

Spire is seeking a Measurement Specialist. This position will be part of the team implementing large meter solutions to support Spire’s highest volume customers with consistent, modern metering equipment. This role will be accountable for the safe and accurate operation of the large meter stations within a geographic footprint. The person in this position must understand how each unique metering station operates to safely provide timely and accurate customer data, and serve as the regional expert in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of large meter stations.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform or direct installation of electronic metering equipment, including electronic pressure correctors (including removal of legacy instrumentation and installation of pressure tubing) and communication devices, both battery-powered and electric.

• Configure metering electronics, whether in the shop or field. Includes electronic pressure correctors and electronic communication devices.

• Analyze data from electronic devices to identify and resolve potential large meter equipment issues, including whether a field visit is appropriate.

• Exercise judgment to diagnose and implement timely field solutions to customer requests and operational issues on large volume meter stations. Includes troubleshooting, repair and configuration of electronic equipment, as well as diagnosing, documenting, and assigning mechanical meter and regulator equipment issues to Large Volume or Pressure & Measurement union personnel.

• Perform or direct maintenance, testing, or repair activities on large meter stations as required to maintain accurate and timely customer data and to assure the equipment is operating safely.

• Serve as expert on gas measurement concepts including meter data systems, meter electronics, pressure regulation, and operation of various meter types including rotary, diaphragm, turbine, ultrasonic. Exercise critical thinking in how these concepts apply to various and unique customer applications and circumstances.

• Properly document field work completion with focus on follow-through to accurate customer billing.

• Serve as professional customer-facing representative of the company; regularly perform work inside customer homes and businesses and on customer property.

• All other duties as assigned.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

NA

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

• Associate degree in electronics or related technical field required. Related work experience to be considered in lieu of degree

• Valid driver’s license and ability to drive safely

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

• 3+ years in company operations or related industry experience, 3+ years overall work experience in a technical or field operations environment required

• Experience working with enterprise software applications such as Maximo and CC&B preferred

• Knowledge of natural gas metering, measurement and pressure concepts

• Previous training in industrial electronics and gas measurement preferred

• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and flexibility through transformational change that will benefit Spire’s largest customers

• Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people

• Ability to exercise judgment, work independently and manage time effectively to meet goals and deadlines without close supervision

• Strong problem-solving mindset

• Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot electronic equipment

• Ability to read mechanical or electrical blueprints and sketches

• Requires understanding of Microsoft Office and aptitude for multiple software applications related to electronic equipment

Physical demands, environment and schedule

• Typically 8 hours a day Monday through Friday with possible extended time worked as needed to meet customer needs

• Work includes both a shared office and outside environment, with most of the time in the field, where duties require exposure to construction, outdoor elements, and physical exertion

• Daily work requires significant drive time to customer sites across the Missouri West footprint; up to 25% travel may be required

Posting Requirements

Spire 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: Kansas City Job Segment: Testing, Instrumentation, Electrical, Technology, Engineering

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