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Working As A Meter Reader

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $38,510

    Average Salary

What Does A Meter Reader Do At System One Services

* Record accurate and timely manual electric meter readings and enter into computerized handheld system
* Maintain current meter location records, mapping and provide documentation to enhance route efficiencies
* Identify and report hazardous conditions, safety issues, meter irregularities, meter tampering and meter conditions
* Assist in ensuring data integrity and customer satisfaction
* Adhere to department safety policies, practices and attend meetings in support of the company’s commitment to safety
* Protect and maintain all assigned company equipment

What Does A Meter Reader Do At City of Gainesville

* Drive to water meter locations throughout the day; read water meters on an assigned route; record reading information on hand held meter device; report any abnormal readings, leaks, damages or tampering.
* Perform re-reads on meters when unusually low or high readings have been recorded Re-sequence routes as necessary.
* Prepare work orders for water shop; clear area around meter boxes for accessibility.
* Clean and service assigned City vehicle; maintain proper fluid levels; have minor repairs completed as necessary.
* Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
* Collect payments/issue receipts on delinquent accounts while in the field if customer request; put payment and receipt copy in drop box.
* Be available and on call after hours until approximately 8:00p.m. weeknights and alternating week- ends 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
* Take mail to post office daily; deliver various documents/packets to council members as required.
* Load/unload hand-helds, print related reports as needed.
* Handle problems with hand held equipment; send for repairs.
* Sort incoming mail into department mailboxes.
* Assist utility maintenance staff in pulling meters and/or changing out meters as necessary

What Does A Meter Reader Do At Atmos Energy

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* Identifies, addresses, and reports safety and encroachment issues.
* Is responsible for the safe operation and inspection of assigned Company vehicles and equipment.
* Demonstrates support for and adheres to the Company's values, strategies, policies and procedures and learns the core values of AtmoSpirit, Customer Service, Safety and the Company's Code of Conduct both as an individual contributor, team member and/or leader of others.
* Must become familiar with the contents of the Safety Manual, live by the spirit of its intent and become involved in creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
* Must complete all required safety training.
* Educational/Experience Level_
* Requires a general educational knowledge normally acquired through a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
* Requires a valid driver's license.
* Certificates, Licenses, etc._
* Must obtain and maintain Operator Qualifications (OQs) and classroom training for position and any other required OQs and classroom training or certifications.
* Communication Skills_
* Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers in order to obtain and/or provide basic factual information.
* Numeric Skills_
* Requires the ability to perform basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
* Computer Skills_
* Requires basic computer skills for data entry, reference and/or retrieval tasks.
* Work Conditions_
* Works in an outdoor environment.
* Physical Demands_
* Requires some physical requirements such as lifting and moving objects up to 60 pounds; extensive walking to read meters and operation of hand and mechanical equipment.
* Requires the acute sense of sight and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) and strong sense of smell.
* Requires visual attention to detail in reading meter numbers accurately and recording them for billing purposes

What Does A Meter Reader Do At First Energy Corp.

* Walks to meter location; checks meter number to number on hand-held unit display.
* Reads dials of electric watt-hour meters, demand indicators, and other meters.
* Examines meters for: broken seals, broken glass, and loose meter parts, unsafe conditions such as bare cable, unauthorized use, stopped meters and any other abnormal conditions.
* Answers customer's meter reading inquiries by application of Company policies and procedures.
* Reports defective Company equipment, dogs, hazardous conditions, or incidents which may impair service or create safety concerns.
* Attends safety meetings and instructional sessions as required so that work is successfully performed without accidents or injuries.
* Familiarizes himself/herself with the First Energy Accident Prevention Handbook and follows all policies and guidelines set forth.
* Drives personal vehicle when required.
* Works effectively and cooperates with other individuals, departments, and organizations.
* Completes assigned meter reading routes within the allotted time period, and within departmental accuracy standards.
* Performs other work as assigned.
* Wears Company approved uniform

What Does A Meter Reader Do At City of Big Spring

FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and functions may include the following:  Accurately reads water meters and records reading using a hand held device.  Checks meters to ensure authorized seals and serial numbers are attached.  Tests water pressure when necessary.  Inspects meters for signs of tampering, vandalism, and theft of utility services.  Assists Code Enforcement and Police Department with water account theft cases.  Corrects situations which prevents meter reading or inhibits the function of the meter box, including clearing brush, cleaning meters, adjusting meter boxes, exposing buried boxes, removing soil and or debris from the meter boxes, replace damaged lids, add or replace external antennas etc.  Connects, disconnects, or reconnects customer services, according to work order requirements.  Installs, repairs, and/or replaces water meters, MIU s, valves, and regulators as needed.  Prepares and completes work orders.  Receives customer s complaints and takes or recommends appropriate action.  Contacts customers when problems arise or when water service is interrupted.  Re-reads meters as necessary to get accurate data or to identify problems such as water leaks.  Operates a two-way radio to transmit and receive information.  Assists with cleaning and maintaining department vehicles.  Assists supervisors with special projects as needed.  May assist office personnel by answering phones or taking payments as needed.  Performs other related duties as assigned

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  • French

  • Hawaiian

  • Chinese

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Top Meter Reader Skills

  1. Electric Consumption Meters
  2. Water Consumption Meters
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Meter Reader Read electric consumption meters and recorded volumes used by residential, commercial and industrial consumers.
  • Read electric, gas, and water consumption meters, and recorded the volume used.
  • Conduct pre/post checks on company vehicles, personal equipment and tools to ensure proper safety procedures.
  • Answer customers' questions about services and charges, or direct them to customer service centers.
  • Maintain company vehicle logs and appearance.

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