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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

  • $86,046

    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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Meter Reader Demographics

Gender

Male

76.5%

Female

22.4%

Unknown

1.1%
Ethnicity

White

63.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.5%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

79.6%

Japanese

3.7%

French

3.7%

Carrier

3.7%

Hawaiian

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Somali

1.9%

Thai

1.9%

Italian

1.9%
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Meter Reader Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.9%

Kaplan University

9.2%

Houston Community College

6.3%

Sinclair Community College

6.3%

Henry Ford College

4.9%

Ashford University

4.9%

Delgado Community College

4.9%

Lamar University

4.2%

Sacramento City College

4.2%

Liberty University

4.2%

Long Beach City College

4.2%

Lansing Community College

3.5%

Trident Technical College

3.5%

Utah Valley University

3.5%

Orange Coast College

3.5%

College of the Sequoias

3.5%

Tarleton State University

3.5%

Hinds Community College

2.8%

Columbus State Community College

2.8%

Murray State University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

27.9%

Criminal Justice

10.0%

General Studies

8.1%

Computer Science

5.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.1%

Accounting

4.7%

Electrical Engineering

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.5%

Automotive Technology

3.0%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Nursing

2.8%

Psychology

2.8%

Medical Assisting Services

2.8%

Information Technology

2.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.7%

Education

2.5%

Management

2.4%

Communication

2.4%

Kinesiology

2.3%

History

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

44.2%

Bachelors

23.5%

Associate

16.3%

Certificate

8.2%

Diploma

3.7%

Masters

2.9%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.3%
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  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:
  • Read electric consumption meters and entered data on assigned routes.
  • Read electric, gas, and water consumption meters, and recorded the volume used.
  • Experienced with proper safety procedures for installing, exchanging, removing, locking in and locking out customers' electrical service.
  • Answer customers' questions about services and charges, or direct them to customer service centers.
  • Read and record meter readings from all residential, commercial, industrial and rural meters, including resetting demand meters.

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