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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

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Meter Reader Do At Severn Trent Services

* Accurately reads and records commercial and residential water meters for billing purposes.
* Checks and reports inoperable meters, damaged or missing meter boxes, and missing lids.
* Reports leaks, sink holes, or damage to any district facilities.
* Performs meter re-reads and other activities associated with the contract (e.g. connects/disconnects of water service, door tag notification).
* Ensures cleanliness of assigned vehicles, tools and equipment.
* Adhere to all safety policies and procedures such as wearing Personal Protective Equipment and reporting all safety concerns

What Does A Meter Reader Do At Atmos Energy

* 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 City of Palo Alto

* Drives a City­ owned vehicle to, from, and to various locations along the day's route.
* Walks along a predetermined route of varying length (typically eight to 10 miles per day, with occasional routes of up to 12 miles), reading water, gas, and electric meters, both analog and digital.
* Resets electric Demand Meters as required.
* Enters meter readings, access information, trouble codes, and other data into hand­held computers designed specifically for meter reading tasks.
* Performs occasional minor water­meter maintenance tasks (e.g., meter glass replacement and cleaning).
* Reports hazardous circumstances (e.g., dangerous meter locations, vicious or dangerous animals, abnormal utilities
* especially natural gas ­ consumption patterns, gas odors, exposed electrical wiring, open or broken water or curb gas meter boxes, etc.) to Supervisor so that condition can be remedied.
* Essential Functions:
* Reports non­standard meter conditions (e.g., apparently inoperative meters, meters which appear to have been tampered with, etc.) to Supervisor so that condition can be remedied and accurate billing rendered to the responsible party.
* Answers customers' questions regarding billing or other utilities­related subjects to the best of his or her ability, refers customers to proper office to obtain answers when questions require information beyond scope of the Meter Reader's knowledge.
* Relays such questions to Supervisor when appropriate.
* Maintains at all times a high level of politeness and professionalism in dealing with customers.
* Related Functions:
* Provide backup support on a time ­permitting basis to Customer Service Representatives in the Customer Service Center

What Does A Meter Reader Do At System One

* Reads and records electric meter indexes into computerized handheld systems.
* Identifies and reports meter irregularities.
* Reports any safety hazards discovered at the customer's premises.
* Adheres to department safety policies and practices in support of the company s commitment to safety.
* Maintain current meter location records and maps.
* Provide documentation to enhance route inefficiencies.
* Responsible for the protection and maintenance of all assigned company equipment.
* Pay

What Does A Meter Reader Do At First Energy Corp.

* Reading meters installed on customer premises, including visually checking for and reporting service diversion and metering
* irregularities

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Average Yearly Salary
$78,000
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$36,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$166,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Avista
Highest Paying City
Broken Arrow, OK
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Meter Reader make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Meter Reader in the United States is $78,218 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $166,000.

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Top Skills for A Meter Reader

  1. Water Consumption Meters
  2. Customer Service Centers
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Read and inspect electric, gas and water consumption meters and enter data in route sheets or hand-held computers.
  • Audited new hire's performance ensuring they followed standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Record meter readings using a hand held processor or recording meter readings using paper documents.
  • Collect readings of business/residential electric meter dials, on hand-held microcomputers, inspected meters for damages, and unauthorized use/connections.
  • Worked independently in an unsupervised outside environment, which involved walking long distances in all weather conditions.

Meter Reader Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 5,966 Meter Reader resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Meter Reader Demographics

Gender

Male

73.1%

Female

19.3%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

12.6%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

83.5%

French

4.4%

Japanese

2.2%

Carrier

2.2%

Swedish

1.1%

Chinese

1.1%

Hawaiian

1.1%

Somali

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Thai

1.1%

Italian

1.1%
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Meter Reader Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.1%

Sinclair Community College

7.8%

Houston Community College

6.7%

The Academy

6.0%

Kaplan University

6.0%

Delgado Community College

5.7%

Wayne County Community College District

4.6%

Henry Ford College

4.6%

Prince George's Community College

3.9%

Columbus State Community College

3.9%

Miami Dade College

3.9%

Wayne State University

3.2%

Ashford University

3.2%

Monroe Community College

3.2%

Remington College

3.2%

Long Beach City College

3.2%

Lansing Community College

2.8%

Central State University

2.8%

Universal Technical Institute

2.8%

Hinds Community College

2.5%
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Majors

Business

25.9%

Criminal Justice

10.5%

General Studies

9.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.5%

Accounting

4.8%

Electrical Engineering

4.6%

Computer Science

4.3%

Liberal Arts

3.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.1%

Automotive Technology

3.1%

Nursing

3.1%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Psychology

2.9%

Education

2.8%

Information Technology

2.5%

Management

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.3%

Communication

2.3%

Medical Assisting Services

2.2%

Kinesiology

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

44.4%

Bachelors

22.1%

Associate

18.1%

Certificate

8.4%

Diploma

3.5%

Masters

2.6%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.2%
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