Meter Service Technician


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This is fieldwork connecting, disconnecting, and maintaining meter services, as is applicable to the area to which the position is assigned. This position will train for several weeks. Once training is successfully completed, the selected candidate will convert to a permanent employee.

Shift: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Requirements

Connects water, gas, and electric service for new consumer accounts. Disconnects water, gas and electric service for non-payment of account on request from the consumer or for other administrative reasons. Changes out gas meters for tests or when meters are broken. Reads meters. Tests electric or gas meters for shortage on new services. Turns on breakers or meters. Responds to gas leaks. Performs some investigative functions in meter tampering and breaking; may appear in court on such charges. Performs related work as required.

Other Important Duties

Occasionally obtains new account information from customers and conveys this information to applicable personnel. Makes minor repairs to electric meter bases. Sets water meters in unavoidable situations at night, on weekends and on holidays. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Some knowledge of municipal utility rules and regulations or policies, including the rates concerning disconnects and meters in general. Knowledge of the geography and street locations. Some knowledge of the mechanism of electric, water, and gas meters. Ability to read electric, water and gas meters to record readings and to perform simple calculations accurately and quickly. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and deal with complaints in a tactful manner. Skills in the use of hand tools needed for making routine repairs and adjustments. Skill in the use of microcomputers and the associated programs and applications necessary for successful job performance.

Minimum Training and Experience

Possession of a high school diploma or an equivalent recognized certificate and one year of "hands on" experience reading, installing, connecting, disconnecting, repairing, fabricating or calibrating meters in a gas, water, or electric meter program. Directly related experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.

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