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Spire Energy QA Evaluator Shrewsberry in Shrewsbury, Missouri

QA Evaluator Shrewsberry

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Date: Feb 5, 2023

Location: Shrewsbury, MO, US, 63119

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 everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. 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 drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance

  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger

  • 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 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.


This position will support the company’s Quality Assurance program activities, including Operator Qualification administration, welding procedures and certification, company and contractor quality audits, company and contractor OQ compliance, and the Energy World Net record management system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the operations compliance related Operator Qualification (OQ) program of all employees as required by 49 CFR Part 192 and 195. Oversee Operator Qualification plan and task lists for all employee groups to ensure OQ requirements are met and that lists reflect current job duties of affected employees. Annually, perform conduct review of all Operator Qualification plans and makes necessary updates and changes. Responsible for communicating plan changes to affected parties.

  • Manage information in the Energy World Net system. Ensure all employee records within Energy World Net learning management system are created, monitored and maintained to meet compliance requirements. Communicate closely with all pipeline contractors to ensure they are using the Energy World Net system and their employees as assigned the appropriate Operator Qualification tasks.

  • Provide OQ qualification and training for Gas Operations and Spire Storage West employees as required by Manager.

  • Work with Pipeline Management groups to ensure the contractor employees are assigned the appropriate operator qualification tasks.

  • Perform welding certification qualification activities

  • Support and participate in all OQ related PSC and PHMSA Audits and follow-up activities

  • Represent company on matters related to Operator Qualification and Quality Assurance with the State Public Service Commissions (PSC) Pipeline Safety Staffs and the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as needed for regulatory issues, annual audits, periodic audits, and incident investigations.

  • Working with Operations Support, support construction field quality audits needed in each area, monitor and analyze results on a corporate level, and make recommendations to Manager to reduce risk and improve processes

  • Perform periodic checks of contractors, including pipeline construction, contract locating, leak surveying, and right-of-way clearing to ensure adherence to company standards and applicable OQ requirements.

  • Support Safety Management Systems Post Incident Reviews and associated analysis and follow-up actions.

  • Perform periodic reviews of the operations New Hire Training programs for consistency and adherence to program guidelines.

  • Support relationships with material suppliers and service providers across Spire.

  • Assist the materials engineer with performance of timely defective product reviews, testing and analysis and determine corrective actions needed.

  • Support implementation of new materials and services with Field Operations, Gas Operations and Spire Storage West as directed by Manager.

  • Assist the Standards and Procedures and Pipeline Safety & Compliance departments in preparation for PSC/PHMSA audits as needed

  • Conduct necessary employee training for Standards and OQ Compliance.

  • Act as a subject matter resource for all OQ/QA related issues for company and contractor personnel

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


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

• High school diploma or equivalent required

• OQ qualification, CDL or state certifications would be a benefit

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 6+ years of natural gas or energy industry experience required with pipeline construction experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of state/federal regulations (specifically Operator Qualification) and company standards and procedures required

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Regular travel to operations locations. Occasionally overnight travel is required.

  • Extensive outdoor work in varied weather. When conducting field work, may be exposed to natural gas and other chemicals, extreme hot and cold outdoor temperatures, near moving mechanical parts, exposed to moderate to loud noise level, and work near traffic.

  • Typically, normal business hours Monday through Friday with adjustments to fulfill the operating departments’ schedules.


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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