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 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...
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Meter Reader - Collector Title: Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 8377) Additional Information: A. Experience, Education and Special Information Required: 1. Must have High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) . 2. Must possess a valid automobile driver's license. 3. Must be willing to work under unusual or special working conditions and su...
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Meter Reader - Collector Title: Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 8458) Additional Information: A. Experience, Education and Special Information Required: 1. Must have High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) . 2. Must possess a valid automobile driver's license. 3. Must be willing to work under unusual or special working conditions and su...
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...
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Meter Reader - Collector Title: Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 8199) Additional Information: A. Experience, Education and Special Information Required: 1. Must have High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) . 2. Must possess a valid automobile driver's license. 3. Must be willing to work under unusual or special working conditions and s...
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Meter Reader - Collector Title: Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 8199) Key Job Responsibilities: A. Duties: 1. Under directive general supervision performs any or all of the duties of a Meter Reader and of a Collector. 2. Performs other related or less skilled work as directed. Additional Information: B. Experience, Education and Special Information Re...
Under the indirect and intermittent supervision of the Meter Reading Supervisor. Records the readings of the metering devices. Resets demand indicators, and keeps a daily record of work accomplished. Obtains keys to read meters on locked premises. Re-reads meters and interviews customers to justify the readings. Reports defective equipment or damaged meters and any case of suspected tampering...
Alliant Energy Corporation Clinton, IA
Looking to jumpstart your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Customer Meter Reader in Clinton, IA. In this role your primary responsibility will be to read and record residential, industrial and rural gas and electric meters utilizing a hand held porta-processor We offer: Accurately read and record meter readings, ...
Alliant Energy Corporation Sibley, 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 Sibley, IA. In this role your primary responsibilities will be reading and recording meter readings from all residential, commercial, industrial and rural meters using a porta-processor. We offer: A commitment to safety and career developme...
WorldWide Staffing Fort Worth, TX
Meter Reader WorldWide Staffing - Fort Worth We are a growing company that only hires the best. We take high pride in our employees and customers !! We offer competitive pay and benefits!! WorldWide Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.worldwidestaffinginc.com Job Description: Responsibilities: â?¢Accurately reading and recording electric meter readings â?¢Walks or drives compan...
Atmos Energy Corporation Dallas, TX
Description Under close to general supervision, entry level position responsible for reading residential, commercial and industrial gas meters and recording gas usage. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO LIST ALL OF THE DUTIES THAT ARE OR MAY BE PERFORMED IN THIS POSITION. 1.Performs basic work using clearly prescribed procedures. Seeks advice and guidance for any deviations from the norm....
Atmos Energy Corporation Athens, TX
Description Under close to general supervision, entry level position responsible for reading residential, commercial and industrial gas meters and recording gas usage. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO LIST ALL OF THE DUTIES THAT ARE OR MAY BE PERFORMED IN THIS POSITION. 1.Performs basic work using clearly prescribed procedures. Seeks advice and guidance for any deviations from the norm....
Atmos Energy Corporation Round Rock, TX
Description Under close to general supervision, entry level position responsible for reading residential, commercial and industrial gas meters and recording gas usage. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO LIST ALL OF THE DUTIES THAT ARE OR MAY BE PERFORMED IN THIS POSITION. 1.Performs basic work using clearly prescribed procedures. Seeks advice and guidance for any deviations from the norm....
Meter Reader--Pittsburgh, PA Monday-Friday 7:30a-4:00p Primary Role: Reads water meters and records volume used by residential, industrial and commercial consumers. Key Accountabilities: Walks or drives truck over established route and takes readings of meter dials and radio frequency operated meters. Returns route book to business office for billing purposes. (90%) Inspects meters and con...
Alliant Energy Sibley, IA, 51249
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...
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. Southern Cross is the oldest and largest company in the U.S. providing the natural gas industry with services and equipment. Southern Cross Corp's mission is saving lives. We employ the most professional an...
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. Southern Cross is the oldest and largest company in the U.S. providing the natural gas industry with services and equipment. Southern Cross Corp's mission is "saving lives". We employ the most professional ...
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. Southern Cross is the oldest and largest company in the U.S. providing the natural gas industry with services and equipment. Southern Cross Corp's mission is "saving lives". We employ the most professional ...
Role and Responsibilities • Performs daily start-up procedures for uploading route assignments • Accurately read all various type meters on a daily assigned route • Performs a security check on each meter to determine there is no loss of revenue to Client Company and each meter is functioning safely. • Keep in contact with Supervisor and/or Manager by noon each day to report status of route •...
susanhamilton San Francisco, CA
We have a fantastic opportunity for people to work throughout the CB postcode area in Cambridgeshire. The role of a Meter Reader is to visit customers in their homes/businesses to collect information including reading their gas and electricity meters. The attributes of a Meter Reader are: - a friendly attitude - the ability to plan work effectively - self management skills and self-motivation...

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Meter Technician

Salaries

$22,880.00 - $83,200.00
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Education / Training

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