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Top 50 Meter Reader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Meter Reader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Meter Reader resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.3% of Meter Reader resumes contained Water Consumption Meters as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Meter Reader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Meter Reader:

1. Water Consumption Meters

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Here's how Water Consumption Meters is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read electric and water consumption meters used by residential and commercial consumers into hand held computer.
  • Read electric, gas, and water consumption meters, and recorded the volume used.
  • Read water consumption meters and recorded volume on a used by residential consumers.
  • Read water consumption meters and enter data in route books.
  • Read electric,gas and water consumption meters,entered them into a hand held computer.

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2. Customer Service Centers

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3. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Audited new hire's performance ensuring they followed standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Maintained company vehicle and practiced company safety procedures while driving.
  • Practiced company safety procedures and attended appropriate training courses.
  • Experienced with proper safety procedures for installing, exchanging, removing, locking in and locking out customers' electrical service.
  • Maintained monitoring meters for data and theft, it was also required to assess gas and electric safety procedures.
  • Identify potential hazards, follow company safety procedures, and wear/use proper PPE at all times.
  • Followed safety procedures by driving company vehicle safely in all weather and road conditions.
  • Adhere to Company safety procedures; wear appropriate PPE at all times.
  • Conduct pre/post checks on company vehicles, personal equipment and tools to ensure proper safety procedures.
  • Handle biohazard waste, maintain safety procedures, simple plumbing, lift up to 75lbs.crew member

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4. Record Meter Readings

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Here's how Record Meter Readings is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Record meter readings using a hand held processor or recording meter readings using paper documents.
  • Record meter readings, collect on past due accounts, high profile customer contact.
  • Read and accurately record meter readings onto a hand held computer system.
  • Operated a hand held microcomputer to record meter readings.
  • Utilized a hand held computer to record meter readings.
  • Read, calculate and record meter readings accurately.
  • Record meter readings with data cap computer.
  • Read and record meter readings.
  • Job Description:Employed as contract labor my responsibilities were to read and record meter readings throughout Morrilton, AR.
  • Meter Reader * Record meter readings at appointed locations * Installed and repaired meters as per clients request

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5. Meter Dials

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Here's how Meter Dials is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Collect readings of business/residential electric meter dials, on hand-held microcomputers, inspected meters for damages, and unauthorized use/connections.
  • Walk 3 to 5 miles daily and/or drive vehicles along established routes to take readings of meter dials.
  • Read electric and gas meters and record volume*used by residential consumers*Walk route and take readings of meter dials.
  • Recorded readings of meter dials, counters in manually (route books) or on hand-held units.
  • Meter reader Walked and or drove vehicle over established route and took readings of meter dials.
  • Walk and/or drive along established routes in order to take reading of meter dials.
  • Walk or drive company car over established route and takes readings of meter dials.
  • Walked or drove truck to established route and took readings of meter dials.
  • Walk or drive vehicles along established routes to take readings of meter dials.
  • Walked and drive truck over established route and took readings of meter dials.
  • Walk or drive truck and take readings of meter dials or digital.
  • Drive company truck to established route and takes readings of meter dials.
  • Operated a utilicorder to note readings of meter dials.

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6. Weather Conditions

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Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Worked independently in an unsupervised outside environment, which involved walking long distances in all weather conditions.
  • Negotiated routes efficiently and accurately in adverse weather conditions or terrains.
  • Performed labor activities in extreme weather conditions.
  • Worked effectively in adverse weather conditions.
  • Consist of walking miles per day; as well as, driving miles per day in all weather conditions.
  • Drive and walked in all adverse weather conditions to perform duties.
  • Walk 10 to 15 miles a day in all weather conditions.
  • Travel throughout Miami-Dade County and work in various weather conditions.
  • Walk 5-15 miles every day in all weather conditions.
  • Cope with weather conditions and danger of dogs.
  • Worked in all types of weather conditions.
  • Worked in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Walk 3+ miles in all weather conditions.
  • Worked safely in all weather conditions.
  • Worked in substandard weather conditions.
  • Worked in various weather conditions.
  • Collected water readings from residential and commercial buildings Navigated diverse weather conditions and monthly route changes
  • read gas and electric meters *worked in all weather conditions *excellent math and communication skills
  • Read utility meters in all types of weather conditions in a timely manner.
  • scheduled or unscheduled, nights & or weekends) * Worked with changing schedules & sometimes extreme weather conditions

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7. Return Route Books

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8. Billing Purposes

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Here's how Billing Purposes is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read customer meters for billing purposes, reading maps and customer service, worked with hand held computers, ran routes unsupervised
  • Walked or drove in various weather conditions along established routes reading water meters for billing purposes.
  • Checked Meter readings for billing purposes and reported and problems with meter or related equipment.
  • Enter meter data into hand held computer for proper reporting for all utility billing purposes.
  • Read electric and water meters for billing purposes, both commercial and residential.
  • Meter Reader - read gas meters on assigned routes for billing purposes.
  • Read electric meters increasing accuracy for billing purposes for the company.
  • Recorded digital, dial and counter readings for billing purposes.
  • Recorded dial readings for billing purposes.
  • Read meters for billing purposes.
  • Walked door-to-door manually reading/recorded electric meter dials/displays for billing purposes data into a handheld device then uploaded into a computer.
  • Meter Reader Collected gas and electric usage data accurately for billing purposes.
  • Meter Reader 4/2010 - 10/2010 Read natural gas meters along established routes for billing purposes.
  • Meter Reader Would follow route and record meter usage to all utility customers for billing purposes
  • Meter Reader Provide accurate readings of customer electric meters for billing purposes.
  • Meter Reader II 2012-Current Accurately read customers gas meters for billing purposes.
  • Collected meter readings for billing purposes throughout the Hopkinsville service area.
  • Read water and electric meters for billing purposes Handled customer comments and complaints Answered utility questions for customers
  • Walk 5-10 miles per day using an I-tron handheld computer to record dial readings for billing purposes for Vectren Energy.
  • Assigned to government accounts to read their meters for billing purposes .

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9. Hand-Held Computer

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Here's how Hand-Held Computer is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Record consumer meter usage volumes and enter data into hand-held computers for company reporting.
  • Investigate and or identify report damage, tampered, jumpers, inactive or removed meters into a hand-held computer device.
  • Read electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters and enter data in route books or hand-held computers.
  • Operated hand-held computer to record meter data, utilize maps to locate meters for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
  • Upload into office computers all information collected on hand-held computers during meter rounds so that data can be compiled.
  • Assessed readings for both residential and commercial accounts, recording them into a hand-held computer.
  • Upload all information from hand-held computer to office computer so data can be compiled.
  • Meter Reader Upload customer information to be read into system into hand-held computer.
  • Read electric consumption meters and entered the data in a hand-held computer.
  • Read meters and entered data in route books or hand-held computers.
  • Read electric and gas meters and enter data in hand-held computers.
  • Input data and update customer information in a hand-held computer.
  • Read gas consumption meters and entered data into hand-held computers.
  • Read consumption by recording meter numbers into hand-held computers.
  • Record readings from meters into hand-held computer.
  • Performed data entry in hand-held computers.
  • Record readings with a hand-held computer.
  • Uploaded into office computer all information collected on hand-held computer during meter rounds.
  • use a hand-held computer, map and tools to locate and read gas meters for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
  • Meter Reader My job involved entering readings into hand-held computers, inspecting meters for tampering, irregularities, and malfunctions.

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10. Service Department

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Here's how Service Department is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Indicated irregularities in G5 for necessary action by service department.
  • Report any irregularities or unauthorized connections to the service department.
  • Assist Customer Service Department with non-payment terminations.
  • Recorded and report irregularities to the service department, checked for unusual changes in amounts.
  • Record and report any illegal tampering to the service department.
  • Report problems to service department.
  • Indicated irregularities for necessaryaction by service department.
  • Reported to service departments any irregularities, damaged equipment or information collected on the handheld during the route.
  • Record and report irregularities to the service department.

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11. Meter Irregularities

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Here's how Meter Irregularities is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Inspected and observed all possible situations involving meter tampering, power diversions, hazardous electrical conditions, and other meter irregularities.
  • Detected problems such as meter irregularities, defects damaged equipment, unauthorized connections, broken seals and inaccessible meters.
  • Report to service departments any problems such as meter irregularities damaged equipment, unload info into office computers
  • Reported meter irregularities, damaged equipment or impediments to meter access to service departments.
  • Report to service apartments any meter irregularities, access impediments and damaged equipment.
  • Reported to service departments problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment.
  • Detected problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment and inaccessible meters.
  • Report to appropriate service departments any problems such as meter irregularities, damages, obstructions to meter access, including dogs.
  • Report to service departments any such problems of meter irregularities and damage equipment or impediments to meter access including dogs.
  • Reported to service department any problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment, and dogs and other animals.
  • Detected problems such as meter irregularities,damaged equipment, inaccessible meters.
  • Report to service departments any problems such as meter irregularities, damagedequipment, or impediments to meter access, including dogs.
  • Report to service departments any other problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment, or impediments to meter access.

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12. Business Office

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Here's how Business Office is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Uploaded hand held computer into business office so that data can be complied.
  • Return hand-held computers to business offices so that data can be compiled.
  • Return route book to business office for billing purposes.

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13. Itron

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Here's how Itron is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Download meter readings from ITRON into a computer.
  • Trained on computer and the ITRON system.
  • Initiated and implemented the use of the Itron Route Messaging function to identify exact location of electric meters on routes.
  • Used hand held Itrons, maps, Tom Toms and computer print outs to find meters and input information.
  • Utilize an Itron device to record gas and electric accurate readings that promote efficiency by control group.
  • Job also introduced skills in the installation of Itron smart-module gas and single-phase electric meters.
  • Look up accounts and use the Itron system to record billing information and energy readings.
  • Used Itrons, maps and green book for meter locations and input information.
  • Manage collection reading gas service meter connection / disconnection metric total itrone.
  • Recorded readings on electronic data storage device (Itron).
  • Performed duties as meter reader, Itron clerk and Dispatcher
  • Foot route meter reader Using Itron system.
  • Use a Itron to read electric and gas meters at households and businesses.
  • Clean MVR Uploading and downloading of customer files to Itron devices
  • Used an itron handheld to input reads.
  • Put reading in an hand held itron.
  • Checked meter serial numbers using Itron handheld.
  • Operated Itron handheld meter reading processor.
  • Operated handheld Itron and calibrated systems.
  • Operated a Itron Digital meter reading unit, answered phones on days in office, and entered Timesheets.

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14. Meter Access

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Here's how Meter Access is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Coordinated meter accessibility with customers and used keys to enter private property.
  • Assist in training new meter readers in reading routes, meter access, and proper recording of meter readings.
  • Reported any problems damaged equipment, impediments to meter access, including dogs.

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15. Possible Reasons

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Here's how Possible Reasons is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Verify readings in cases where consumption appears to be abnormal, and record possible reasons for fluctuations
  • Cited possible reasons for fluctuation.

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16. Office Computers

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Here's how Office Computers is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Used hand held computers as well as office computers
  • Uploaded data into office computers.
  • Read copiers and printers meters and entered data into laptop.Upload into office computers all information collected on computers during meter rounds.
  • Upload the handheld collected data into the office computers for data compilation.
  • Uploadcollected data into office computers so that data can be compiled.

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17. Company Truck

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Here's how Company Truck is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read gas and electric utility meters, handled high/low bill complaints, delivered late notice cards and re-reads using company truck.
  • Followed a set route utilizing a company truck in order to travel to the different residential/commercial areas.
  • Drive a company truck safely and interact with customers in a calmly and respective manor.
  • Meter Reader read electric and gas meters organized reading routes drove company truck trained dogs
  • Drive company truck (AMR) vehicle to collect multiple reads at one time.
  • Take company truck and obtain readings of specified meters on designated routes.
  • Check company truck daily before and after use for any maintenance issues.
  • Travel from house to house in company truck reading meters.
  • Used company truck and drove to a location each day.
  • Drive company truck and read water meters in the city
  • Followed drive safe standards while in the company truck.
  • Maintained and read assigned routes in company truck.
  • Drive company truck to different routes daily.
  • Operated a company truck without incident.
  • Drive a company truck daily.
  • used company truck to read light meters in different locations
  • Meter reader for several counties Collected and transmitted meter readings to home office Maintained company truck
  • Meter Reader/Looker Read meters and entered data in route book Drove company truck along established routes Updated client information and meter locations
  • Read electric meters for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts..Used handheld computer and drove company truck all over East Texas
  • Meter Reader Drive company trucks Read electric meters Observe and follow company policies Answer customers questions

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18. Hand-Held Device

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Here's how Hand-Held Device is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Meter Reader Input readings on both walking and driving routes, utilizing a hand-held device.
  • Inputted data into hand-held device informing the appropriate department for further review.
  • Read all of the meters in a particular area and enter the meter readings into a hand-held device.
  • Read electric, gas, water, or steamconsumption meters and record the volumeused through a hand-held device ormanually.

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19. Company Vehicle

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Here's how Company Vehicle is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read electric meters Connect and Disconnect service Inspect for energy diversions Collect unpaid accounts Operate company vehicle Communicate with customers
  • Operated company vehicles in an independent work environment.
  • Inventoried Company vehicles & Electronic Materials.
  • Operated a company vehicle with consideration for the company equipment, other drivers on the road and all traffic laws.
  • Read meters for Duke Energy, Drove company vehicle, responsible for sensitive customer information.
  • Meter Reader * Read gas and electric meters, assisted customers, drove company vehicles.
  • Operated a company vehicle and was responsible for observance of all state driving laws.
  • Operated company vehicle to get to various work locations while maintaining safety procedures.
  • Utilize Company vehicle to reach work and depart from assigned route.
  • Drive company vehicle and read electric meters for Progress Energy.
  • Operate company vehicles in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Operate and maintain various company vehicles.
  • Maintain company vehicle logs and appearance.
  • Operated company vehicle to route locations.
  • Clean and maintain company vehicle.
  • Operated company vehicle to travel to customers' homes to read power meters, operated Itron to read and record readings.
  • Operate Company vehicles consistent with policies and state motor vehicle regulations; report necessary vehicle repairs.
  • Drive company vehicle along pre-determined rural routes and collect meter usage data.
  • Meter reading/ credits and collections Operating and maintaining a company vehicle Putting safety first
  • Meter Reader Responsible for company equipment to read meters Drove a company vehicle to complete tasks Maintained a safe work environment

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20. Meter Rounds

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21. Abnormal Consumption

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Here's how Abnormal Consumption is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Verified readings of abnormal consumption, investigated irregularities, and recorded reasons for fluctuation.
  • Verify reading for abnormal consumption.
  • Verified readings to locate abnormal consumption and records reasons for fluctuations.

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22. Records Volume

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Here's how Records Volume is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Checked water meters and records volume used by residential and commercial consumers.
  • Read electric meters and records volume used by residential and commercial consumers.
  • Read electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters and records volume used by residential and commercial consumers.

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23. Client Address

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Here's how Client Address is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Verify readings in cases where consumption appears to be abnormal, and update client address and meter location information.
  • Provided customer service on site and updated client address and meter location information as needed.
  • Provide foreman with updated client address list and meter location.
  • Updated client address and meter location information.
  • Connect and disconnect utility services at specific locations Update client address and meter location information.
  • Update and maintain pertinent information and coding such as client addresses and meter locations, to the accounts via the handheld.
  • Update client address and meter location information using handheld computer.

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24. Utility Meters

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Here's how Utility Meters is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Answered questions concerning utility meters and resolved various customer utility service problems.
  • Read and maintain city utility meters
  • Connected and disconnected utility meters.
  • Read multiple types of utility meters and recorded readings on a mobile device for billing residential and commercial customers.
  • Read, inspect, and service residential and commercial utility meters.
  • Read Utility meters commercial and residential, submit daily reports.
  • Read utility meters on an assigned route.
  • Assist with garage collection and recycling programs Read residential and commercial electric and utility meters and accurately record readings.
  • Meter Reader * Quickly and accurately read and record utility meters into computer database.
  • Meter Reader * Accurately reading utility meters for residential and commercial customers.
  • Contracted through 3 different companies to read utility meters on Naval properties in San Diego county and San Clemente Island.
  • Meter Reader Monitored public utility meters Recorded volume of consumption by customers
  • Read utility meters Install utility lines Locate utility lines
  • Read utility meters on houses Customer service Checked for leaks Checked for theft Read water meters

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25. Daily Route

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Here's how Daily Route is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Organized daily routes for meter readers to work productively and efficiently in all/adverse weather conditions.
  • Maintained a high degree of accuracy and daily route completion to include up to 1000 reads per day.
  • Travel to daily routes in company vehicle to obtain water meter readings in homes and businesses.
  • Read water meter for both residential and commercial customers on designated daily route.
  • Traveled a daily route on foot to read residences and businesses.
  • Read city and county maps to complete daily routes.
  • Provide own reliable transportation for use on daily routes.
  • Read daily routes of electric and gas meters.
  • Assisted others as needed to complete daily routes.
  • Fill out daily route assignment sheets.
  • Assign daily routes to individuals.
  • Traveled specified daily routes within the Delray Beach district in order to accurately read and record all customer power usage.
  • Reported to main office to retrieve neccesary meter reading equipment, daily route information, and attend safety meeting.
  • Meter reader Read 300 gas and electric meters daily, walked a 4 to 7 mile daily route
  • Map out daily route to read and record light and gas meter readings into handheld computer.
  • Collected and reported daily route readings using the Itron data collector.
  • Operate company vehicle safely to conduct daily route Use handheld device to enter water and electric meter readings
  • Meter Reader Receive daily route information via handheld routing device.
  • Assigned daily routes among employees Created daily route sheets using Microsoft Excel Trained new hire employees Read routes quickly and accurately
  • Assign daily routes to team of 4 meter readers Obtain "special readings".

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26. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read customer meters on assigned routes, data entry on hand-held, customer service, safe driving
  • Light office work, answering phones, and data entry of updated information when required.
  • Use accurate keyboarding and data entry skills in utilizing meter reading technology and software.
  • Perform an array of clerical office duties including data entry and processing work orders.
  • Support supervisor with filing, daily reports, reads and data entry.
  • Performed basic computer skills for data entry, reference and recovery tasks.
  • Meter reading, Theft reports, Data entry, Hazard Reports.
  • Read meters and ensured proper data entry of these readings.
  • Use of a hand held recorder for accurate data entry.
  • Completed data entry using a hand-held computer system.Interfaced with customers and traveled throughout various communities.
  • Completed and maintained a log sheet to document meter readings Responsible for data entry and logging all processes in the computer.
  • Operated handheld RF and OEM scanner for data entry of watt usage of residential and commercial properties.

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27. Necessary Actions

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Here's how Necessary Actions is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Report and indicate irregularities on forms for necessary actions by servicing department.

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28. Specific Locations

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Here's how Specific Locations is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Reported required connection and/or disconnection of utility services at specific locations.
  • Connected and disconnected utility services at specific locations.

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29. Meter Boxes

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Here's how Meter Boxes is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Perform minor field repairs; replace damaged meter boxes and lids; clean out meter boxes; check for meter leaks.
  • Read and record the monthly reading Report broken meters, or suspicious readings Clean out Water meter boxes of dirt
  • Dig up water meter boxes that are full of dirt, filled in for supervisor when she was out.
  • Change out water meter boxes, and attended the Waste Water, Ground Water Classes, took Gas Classes.
  • Performed routine maintenance duties on meter boxes to remove sod, dirt, insects and other debris.
  • Check and report unsafe or improper conditions in and surrounding meter boxes.
  • Repair and replace water meters, valves, and meter boxes.
  • Check and reports inoperable meters, damaged or missing meter boxes.
  • Performed light manual labor in cleaning out meter boxes.
  • Conducted inspections of meter boxes for faults or breaks.
  • Reported leaks and vandalism of meters and meter boxes.
  • Performed maintenance on broken or damaged meter boxes.
  • Cleaned water meters and water meter boxes.
  • Read, install, and repair meters/meter boxes
  • Read electric meters, change circuit meter boxes
  • Collect precise readings, inputting data into handheld computer, installation and maintenance of meters and meter boxes.
  • Read meters ensuring correct usage for power bills Reported any tampering with meter boxes to correct people Constantly maintained safe driving habits

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30. Different Times

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Here's how Different Times is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Leave messages to arrange different times to read meters in cases in which meters are not accessible.
  • Leave message to arrange different times to read meter when meter is not accessible.
  • Leave messages to arrange different times to read meter or Install new meter if meter isnot accessible.

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31. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Reduced customer complaints by accurately reading meters.
  • Handled routine work orders and resolved service calls and addressed customer complaints for new customers as well as disconnected services.
  • Handle initial response to customer complaints, and refer to supervisor as necessary; properly document all information regarding complaints.
  • Provide accurate and timely readings of gas meters, verifies inaccurate readings for customer complaints, maintain company vehicle.
  • Resolved on site customer complaints concerning damages to customer property and/or accuracy of past and present meter readings.
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding high bills as well as customer concerns about meter reader behaviors.
  • Resolve customer complaints or answer customers' questions regarding policies and procedures.
  • Addressed billing inquiries and customer complaints.
  • Trained new employees; established employee work schedules; resolved customer complaints.
  • Read and record water meter readings.handle customer complaints..assist with new account start ups,close off accounts for deliquincy,moves..

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32. Water Lines

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Here's how Water Lines is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Meter Reader/Water Operations Responsibilities: read meters, replace/repair water lines, upkeep of water system
  • Perform maintenance and perform minor repairs of water lines, services and connections, meters, pipelines, and valves.
  • Input readings into computer to insure accurate billing, as well as maintained condition of water meters and water lines.
  • Installed water lines, plumbing, read meters, and completed sewer services, Operated Backhoe, and track hoe.
  • Repair water lines, read water meters, install and replace water meters
  • Installed and repaired water meters and water lines for new homes.
  • Repaired, install, and replace main water lines.
  • Locate gas and water lines and help fix them
  • Replace leaky water lines or old meters.
  • Helped with installing water lines, Mowed yards
  • Spotted water lines for digging purpose.
  • Fixed leaks on water lines.
  • read water meters changed water meters worked on water lines repaired water links.
  • Repaired water lines thur out the city.
  • Tested water samples - Repaired water lines
  • Test chlorine levels for the city water supply daily Repaired broken water lines Read residential water meters once a month.
  • Record meter readings Connect and disconnect water lines Secure and evaluate water usage
  • Read meters *Installed and repaired meters and water lines *Provided customer service
  • Worked also as flager.Fixed water leaks inservice connections and main water lines.

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33. Customer Questions

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Here's how Customer Questions is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Direct any customer questions or concerned to appropriate departments.
  • Walk up to 8 hours per day, driving company vehicle, reading meters, answering customer questions.
  • Answer customer questions and address concerns and complaints while acting as a company representative with the public.
  • Acted as an intermediary for The Gas Company, answering customer questions and reporting complaints or comments.
  • Answer customer questions and or direct them to customer service department.
  • Answered customer questions about products, prices, and credit terms.
  • Handled daily customer questions/complaints pertaining to the smart meter program.
  • Verified meter reads regarding customer questions and concerns.
  • Answered customer questions and assisted them as needed.
  • Handled customer questions and confrontations daily with ease.
  • Answered customer questions about services and charges.
  • Answered customer questions from house to house.
  • Answer customer questions or concerns.
  • Deliver collection notices Completion of assigned routes in a timely manner Operate company vehicle safely Answering customer questions and concerns

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35. Demand Meters

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Here's how Demand Meters is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read meters and energy consumption recording devices, including demand meters and conservation/load management devices.
  • Read and record meter readings from all residential, commercial, industrial and rural meters, including resetting demand meters.
  • Inspect meters and connections for defects, damages, and unauthorized connections; reset and reseal demand meters.
  • Read meters, records readings on demand meters, resets and reseals meters.
  • Reset and reseal demand meters and meter enclosures as per instructions.
  • Read and recorded data from electric and demand meters.
  • Read and reset KW and demand meters.
  • Reset and resealed demand meters.
  • Read Meters Reset Demand Meters Customer Service in the field

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36. Water Leaks

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  • Assisted with the training of new personnel, performed PMS on vehicles, Checked for any gas or water leaks.
  • Read water and electric meters, reported water leaks, power theft, low hanging lines etc.
  • Report all immediate water leaks and conditions to the Water Distribution Division for repairs and maintenance.
  • Read meter, fix water leaks, set water meters, jack of all trades
  • Report to dispatch gas or water leaks, broken lids and broken boxes.
  • Read meters and fix water leaks and treat the public water supply
  • Reported damaged meters or water leaks to maintenance and management.
  • Report all water leaks or power and water meter tampering.
  • Notified customers of potential water leaks on their service line.
  • Read water meters and repair water leaks
  • Assist in repairing water leaks.
  • water leaks, gas leaks or potential damage to the integrity of the electrical system.
  • Troubled shooted water leaks and repaired as needed.
  • Read Meters, do water samples, leak detection.Figure water lossFixing water leaks, new services and line flushing.
  • Constructed new water taps Fixed water leaks Backhoe operator

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37. Water Usage

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Here's how Water Usage is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Confirm monthly readings of water usage* Communicate with customers to satisfy their needs
  • Meter Reader; read meters for and accurately report water usage to the water company secretary.
  • Evaluate, educate and resolve customer concerns in water usage and conservation.
  • Posted water usage for billing and prepared for timely shut offs.
  • Interact with customers, answering questions about billing and water usage.
  • Check water usage for both residential and businesses in Spokane.
  • Read water usage in front of Houses in Lexington.
  • Meter Reader Door to door meter reading based on water usage monthly or quarterly.
  • Keep stock inventory of materials and hardware Keep monthly records of water usage.
  • Water Meter Reader Observe and report water usage for commercial and residential accounts.
  • Drive to and during routes Accurately read water meters and record consumption of water usage Perform disconnects and reconnects of water service
  • Provided accurate billing of customers' water usage Read water meters and accurately recorded data Documented and reported discrepencies
  • Recorded water usage,of customers, reported, leaks,illegal connection, meter damage ,and hazard conditions

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38. Customer Billing

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Here's how Customer Billing is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Resolved customer billing discrepancies with billing and company equipment inquiries with timely provision of information for resolution.
  • Entered data into proprietary program for use in calculating customer billing.
  • Read residential, commercial, and industrial gas consumption meters, report data for customer billing.
  • Filled work quotas and returned assigned paperwork to complete customer billing cycles.
  • Download data to home office for customer billing.
  • Read meters using a handheld computer for an electric utility to ensure the customer billing was accurate.
  • Meter Reader Read electric meters throughout metro Atlanta and recorded those readings for customer billing purposes.
  • Meter Reader Responsibilities: Drive company vehicle to business and residential sites to obtain me- ter reading for accurate customer billing.

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39. Unusual Conditions

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  • Observed and reported irregular wiring, damaged or tampered meter facilities and other unusual conditions.
  • Determined consistency of meter reading and reports unusual conditions to Senior Meter Reader.
  • Report unusual conditions for both residential and commercial accounts.
  • Replaced seals, reset demands and input unusual conditions and other notes into a hand held device.
  • Record meter readings in the field, notice and report unusual conditions while in the field.
  • Noted unusual conditions in the field, such as reversed meters, broken meter box covers.
  • Report any unusual conditions found with equipment, all hazardous conditions and any suspected tampering.
  • Report any unsafe or unusual conditions.
  • Noted unusual conditions in the field, such as theft, illegal turn-ons, reversed meters, broken meter boxcovers.

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40. Entergy

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Here's how Entergy is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read and service electrical meter for entergy company
  • Meter reader Performed residential, commercial, and industrial readings for meters on behalf of Entergy.
  • Read gas and electric meters for houses businesses and schools that have contracts with Entergy.
  • Meter ReaderKey Results:* Read electric meters for Entergy, Louisiana.
  • Certified to read meters/ handle work order from Entergy.
  • Meter Reader Contracted through Entergy Electric Company: read residential and commercial electrical meters.
  • Read meters for entergy.this company changed after I started and they pay .25 a meter.
  • Read electric meters for Olameter a contractor for entergy all around Faulkner county
  • Read Entergy meters and assisted customers with questions regarding Entergy services.
  • read house and business meters for subcontractor for Entergy
  • parked the vehicle to walk entergy meters
  • meter reader AccuRead (Entergy) Entergy Call Center Inputting data from readings, into computer handheld device.

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41. Service Orders

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Here's how Service Orders is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Read electric meters, performed service orders and delivered collection notices
  • Satisfied customer service orders each day, and organize each service order at the end of each day for proper billing.
  • Complete daily review of meter reading validity, creating rereads and other possible meter related problem service orders.
  • Meter reader 2 - responsible for working and reading service orders, reading electric and water meters.
  • Record meter reading and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders.
  • Initiated service orders on meters that needed repairs or replacements.
  • Experienced in generating a variety of service orders.
  • Create service orders and update services orders.
  • Completed customer service orders as needed.
  • Operated a handheld data collector to record meter readings and routed service orders for turn on and turn off water requests.
  • Process Read Field Service Orders (FSO's), as required Train new hires
  • Inspected and verified meters and connections Performed service orders as needed Used company vehicle to perform daily job duties
  • service orders,* cutt offs

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42. Unsafe Conditions

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Here's how Unsafe Conditions is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Report Currently diversions, defective meters, unsafe conditions and if necessary remove any residential meter with approval of supervisor.
  • Ascertained visual condition of company equipment and identified possible tampering or unsafe conditions.
  • Report any unusual findings for the day such as, gas theft or unsafe conditions.
  • Reported any unsafe conditions found in the field.
  • Reported leaking meters and unsafe conditions.

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43. Meter Location Information

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Here's how Meter Location Information is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Suggested changes to improve routing and meter location information.

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44. New Occupants

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Here's how New Occupants is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Turn service off for nonpayment, illegal connections, or new occupants that have not applied for service.
  • Provided or discontinued service for non-payment of charges in vacant premises or for new occupants.
  • Turned service off for non-payment, as well as started service for new occupants.
  • Turned service on for new occupants and off for nonpayment of charges.
  • Turned on service for new occupants.
  • Turned service off for nonpayment of charges in vacant premises, or on for new occupants.

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45. New Meters

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Here's how New Meters is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Located new meters for route assignment and enters work requests to repair or replace defective meters.
  • Installed new meters when old meters stopped working or when upgrading the system.
  • Assisted with reading water meters, installing new meters, and some telemetry.
  • Remove old meters from homes and install new meters.
  • Pull and replace outdated meters with new meters.
  • Field tech, Meter reader, Install and uninstall old/new meters
  • Meter Reader Installed new meters on construction sites Made collections on accounts Repaired water main breaks
  • Meter Reader Install and replace broken/ new meters Fix and service Backflow Preventers
  • Read water meters Fixed water main breaks Changed bad meters out Installed new meters Performed excellent team work Performed excellent customer service

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46. Hazardous Conditions

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Here's how Hazardous Conditions is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Reported unusual or hazardous conditions to supervisor in keeping with established procedures.
  • Inspected meters and reported malfunctions and hazardous conditions to management.
  • Observe and report hazardous conditions such as missing traffic signals or signs, and street markings that need to be repainted.
  • Comply with all state and federal laws, recognize and report meter safety, hazardous conditions, and tampering conditions.
  • Identified and reported conditions found that prohibit the reading of meters and/or any hazardous conditions to management.
  • Reported hazardous conditions to supervisor, completed maintenance report forms and follow up to see if completed.
  • Observe all metering and service installations; report irregular or hazardous conditions.
  • Record any problems that occur in the field/Report all hazardous conditions.
  • Report misuse or hazardous conditions back to Management staff.
  • Drive in hazardous conditions on daily basis.
  • update routes notes daily in order to prevent hazardous conditions in the field.

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47. Dangerous Conditions

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Here's how Dangerous Conditions is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Reported unusual and dangerous conditions to management in keeping with established procedures.
  • Reported unusual or dangerous conditions to supervision.
  • Reported unusual and dangerous conditions to management.
  • Assess and report malfunctioning meters, illegal tampering and dangerous conditions.
  • Completed electrical meter readings both on foot and in company truck Reported unusual and dangerous conditions to management

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48. Delinquent Accounts

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Here's how Delinquent Accounts is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Disconnected or collected payment on any delinquent accounts.
  • Communicated with customers regarding delinquent accounts.
  • Prepared utility shut-off notices and placed tags on doors of customers with delinquent accounts.
  • Performed collections of delinquent accounts, and completed service disconnects and reconnects of accounts.
  • Turned off gas service to delinquent accounts as per daily work routes.
  • Turned service off/on as requested or due to delinquent accounts.
  • Collected money on delinquent accounts.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain accurate meter readings safely and effectively.Performance of collections on delinquent accounts in the field.
  • Performed lockoffs of delinquent accounts; provided conflict resolution.
  • Handled delinquent accounts Performed safety inspections/ Repaired gas leaks.
  • Disconnected delinquent accounts Reconnect new and established accounts.

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49. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service to residential and commercial customers within the utility system.
  • Coordinated work between Billing and Customer Service activities by obtaining open/closing reads.
  • Served as the company's bilingual Spanish/English customer service representative.
  • Provided excellent customer service to customers.
  • Read Electric and Gas meters accurately and quickly, provide great customer service when speaking with customers.
  • Answered customers' questions about services and charges, or direct them to customer service centers.
  • Worked with customers when dealing with complaints, collection and customer service in the field.
  • Meter reader, customer service, face to face interactions with customers.
  • Provided customer service to the Center Point when out in the field.
  • Provide customer service and always aware of safety hazards and gas leaks
  • Provided friendly and accurate customer service while in the field.
  • Provide a high level of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Maintain customer service level, even with unruly customers.
  • Provide customer service to customers with questions or concerns.
  • Cross trained in gas scheduling and customer service.
  • Face to face customer service.
  • Provide outside field customer service.
  • Provided Customer service to clients.
  • Job Duties: Customer Service, Scheduling services, Meter Reader.
  • Handled storm water calls/ complaints Provided customer service for WSA maintenance department

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50. Customer Accounts

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Here's how Customer Accounts is used in Meter Reader jobs:
  • Collected on customer accounts and completed service disconnects/reconnects as necessary.
  • Followed special instructions on customer accounts.
  • Read gas measurement's for customer accounts, enter into hand held customer data base.
  • Completed meter readings for TESI customers and reported readings to company for customer accounts.
  • Turned customer accounts on/off as requested by the Billing Department.
  • Collect balances owed and equipment from customer accounts assigned.
  • Collect past due customer accounts.
  • Read electric and natural gas commercial and residential meters Connected and disconnected electric meters Collected payments on customer accounts
  • Meter Reader I Reading and records keeping of water meters on an assigned route Identify maintenance or equipment problems on customer accounts
  • Meter Reader * Read Meters * Update customer accounts

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20 Most Common Skills For A Meter Reader

Water Consumption Meters

32.8%

Customer Service Centers

10.5%

Safety Procedures

10.2%

Record Meter Readings

9.1%

Meter Dials

4.1%

Weather Conditions

3.4%

Return Route Books

3.2%

Billing Purposes

2.7%

Hand-Held Computer

2.5%

Service Department

2.4%

Meter Irregularities

2.2%

Business Office

2.1%

Itron

1.9%

Meter Access

1.9%

Possible Reasons

1.9%

Office Computers

1.8%

Company Truck

1.8%

Hand-Held Device

1.8%

Company Vehicle

1.8%

Meter Rounds

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Meter Reader

Rank Skill
1 Water Consumption Meters 26.3%
2 Customer Service Centers 8.4%
3 Safety Procedures 8.2%
4 Record Meter Readings 7.3%
5 Meter Dials 3.3%
6 Weather Conditions 2.7%
7 Return Route Books 2.5%
8 Billing Purposes 2.2%
9 Hand-Held Computer 2.0%
10 Service Department 1.9%
11 Meter Irregularities 1.8%
12 Business Office 1.7%
13 Itron 1.6%
14 Meter Access 1.6%
15 Possible Reasons 1.5%
16 Office Computers 1.5%
17 Company Truck 1.5%
18 Hand-Held Device 1.5%
19 Company Vehicle 1.4%
20 Meter Rounds 1.4%
21 Abnormal Consumption 1.2%
22 Records Volume 1.1%
23 Client Address 1.0%
24 Utility Meters 1.0%
25 Daily Route 1.0%
26 Data Entry 0.9%
27 Necessary Actions 0.9%
28 Specific Locations 0.8%
29 Meter Boxes 0.8%
30 Different Times 0.8%
31 Customer Complaints 0.8%
32 Water Lines 0.7%
33 Customer Questions 0.6%
34 Records Reasons 0.6%
35 Demand Meters 0.6%
36 Water Leaks 0.6%
37 Water Usage 0.5%
38 Customer Billing 0.5%
39 Unusual Conditions 0.5%
40 Entergy 0.5%
41 Service Orders 0.5%
42 Unsafe Conditions 0.5%
43 Meter Location Information 0.5%
44 New Occupants 0.5%
45 New Meters 0.4%
46 Hazardous Conditions 0.4%
47 Dangerous Conditions 0.4%
48 Delinquent Accounts 0.4%
49 Customer Service 0.4%
50 Customer Accounts 0.4%
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