Meter Reader Jobs

Meter Reader Overview


Meter reader jobs consist of reading meters to determine their customers’ amount of gas, electricity, steam or water consumption. A utility collector is another name for a person in this position. Duties may include reading different types of meters, checking for signs of fraud or tampering and inspecting the utility boxes to confirm they are in working condition. Utility collectors should also be prepared to interact with clients in a professional manner, expect to work outdoors and avoid any obstacles when walking on unknown property.

Meter Reader Education Requirements


Most utility collector jobs, similar to parking enforcement jobs, are entry level that usually only require a high school diploma and valid driver’s license. It is ideal for candidates to have previous experience relating to working in the building trades industry or with reading meters. On-the-job training is provided by most employers. This position does not require computer experience, but employers prefer to hire potential candidates who are computer literate. Utility collectors have to understand maps that help with choosing the best routes for job assignments.

Meter Reader Job Market


Employment for utility workers is expected to decline by 10 percent through 2016. Utility companies are using automated water meter systems that allow for billing and monitoring accounts from a central location. However, it will take many years before this system is implemented in all locations. This industry is expecting a large number of retirements from aging employees that will create many new job opportunities.

Meter Reader Salary


Readers can make as much as $49,150 or as little as $18,970 a year. Salary for part-time workers can vary, and they may not be offered benefits. Smaller municipalities and companies tend to pay lower than larger ones. Uniforms may be another expense for this position. Employers may offer an allowance to purchase uniforms or charge employees for them. The median annual salary for meter reader jobs is $30,330.
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METER READER Natural gas company based in Orrville, OH, is hiring a Meter Reader. Experience a plus. Some overnight travel will be required, limited to 2 days per month. Clean driving record a must. Competitive wages plus benefits. Send resume to Classified Connection Box M-3593, 500 S. Market St., Canton, OH 44702...
Meter Reader Exciting Opportunity! Corix Utilities develops customized water, wastewater and energy infrastructure systems and provides field-metering services for customers all across North America. Our customers include municipalities, resort properties, gas, water and electric utilities, developers and institutions. Corix has more than 70 years of experience designing, building, financing and...
Are you seeking an opportunity to gain knowledge and work in the energy and utility industry? Manpower is actively seeking candidates which have a strong interest in the utilities industry! This contract role will allow for exposure within one of the TOP utility employers in the Canton area. Are you interested?The ideal Meter Reader candidate will possess: Ability to meet the physical demands of...
SUMMARY: Responsible for performing activities related to reading residential and commercial meters and performing lead activities such as assigning work and coordinating meter reading activities with the Resolution Center and billing. Work is performed with limited supervision. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: - Knowledge of City geography; - Knowledge of meter reading principles and practice...
METER READER/ UTILITY SERVICE WORKER The Amherst County Service Authority is accepting applications for a Meter Reader/Utility Service Worker. An entry level position with good career potential. This position involves the regular and systematic reading of water meters, plus utility operation and maintenance responsibilities. A full time position, with periodic weekend and holiday work, as necessar...
Water Meter Reader / Cleaning / Maintenance: City of Linn Creek is seeking someone to work 10 to 40 hours a month reading water meters, flushing water lines, working water valves, cleaning City Hall, starting emergency generator, doing general maintenance at City Hall and the parks, and various other odd jobs. Pay is negotiable. Apply at Linn Creek City Hall, 102 E. Valley Drive, Linn Creek, MO. 5...
Do you enjoy the outdoors and walking and working outside? Do you like working on your own? Would you like to be part of a growing company in a growing industry? Then this role may be for you. Our company: Founded in 1946, Southern Cross is one of the oldest companies in the country, providing the natural gas pipeline industry with leak detection, pipeline integrity, and related field services a...
Meter Reader - San Antonio, TX Exciting Opportunity! CORIX Utilities provides end-to-end smart meter and measurement field services that help gas, water and electric IOUs, Co-ops and Municipalities efficiently achieve their individual goals.Our custom tailored approach allows us to deliver comprehensive, flexible and innovative solutions that solve the unique challenges of our clients. Corix ha...
City of Wichita Falls, TX Wichita Falls, TX, 76301
The purpose of this position is to read water meters to record consumption. This is accomplished by completing daily routes, reading meters, answering questions from customers, and maintaining meters and automated meter reading devices. Other duties include maintaining vehicles and tools; inspecting meters for water leaks, completing work orders, and assisting with water cutoffs and reconnects. C...
Alliant Energy Corporation Burlington, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with cus...
Alliant Energy Corporation Decorah, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with cus...
Alliant Energy Corporation Perry, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with cus...
Alliant Energy Corporation Cedar Rapids, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Meter Reader in Cedar Rapids, IA. In this important role you will be responsibile for reading and recording meter readings from residential, commercial, industrial, and rural meters using a porta-processor We offer: Read and record meter readings from all ...
City of Asheville Asheville, NC
View Company Profile Performs daily work assisting in the collection of data recorded by City water utility meters. Employee reports to the Meter Services Supervisor. Work for an employee in this class entails the collection of water meter readings through a variety of methods, including automated and manual. Employee is also responsible for initiating and terminating water service, maintaining t...
Marten Transport Decorah, IA
Company DescriptionScope Services Inc. is a premier Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Construction, Maintenance Contractor, and temporary staffing specialist to commercial and energy related industries. Since it's inception in 1965, Scope Services has built a reputation of being a premier provider of high quality solutions targeted to utility and large commercial markets with a dedication to safet...
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company Moline, IL
Under general supervision performs a variety of duties in association with reading, recording and collecting data on utility meters. Typical Duties Performs all work in a safe manner. Complies with all applicable safety rules, regulations and procedures. Performs work that they are qualified and trained to do in a manner to protect themselves, their fellow employees and the public from injury. ...
Marten Transport The Villages, FL
Why CH2M HILLFor decades, CH2M HILL has been a global leader in engineering, consulting, design, program management, construction and operations, working on the most challenging and impactful projects around the world. Through these challenging projects, we develop our people — who transform complex and creative ideas into reality, every day. Join us and together we can work to build a sustainable...
Alliant Energy Perry, IA, 50220
Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with customers. Verify customer meter numbers and names. Explain company policies and report complaints...
Alliant Energy Decorah, IA, 52101
Accurately read and record meter readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes or cartridges. Arranges appointments for self-reads for inside meters. Report broken or missing meter seals. Report damage to meters and signs of tampering. Maintain good public relations with customers. Verify customer meter numbers and names. Explain company policies and report complaints...
Meter Reader needed for Decorah Iowa area. Contract position for 4 months Training on the job is provided Some knowledge of computers, GPS helpful Customer Service skills Company vehicle provided Must have valid driver's license Pay = $12.00/per hour Must be able to work in all weather conditions Must have clean driving record Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal backg...

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Meter Technician

Salaries

$22,880.00 - $83,200.00
Typical Salary for Meter Technician
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
50%
Bachelor's
25%
High School
12.5%
Associates
12.5%
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