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.
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...
Meter Reader P/T, for Utility Co. physical requirements include extended walking and bending/kneeling. Please apply November 25 or 26 at 10230 E. Hwy 25, Belleview, FL, 34420....
Meter Reader Position available with contractor in Maysville area. Must be 21 years old and pass driving, drug & background checks. Uniforms and work vehicle furnished. Health benefits available. EOE Apply online at: tru-check.comobs.html...
Company Confidential La Verne, CA, 91750
Meter Reader Customer Service Rep. I $33,622-40,868/yr. 4-day workweek. H.S. grad. + college level course work or trng. in water tech. and/or some exp. in utility or public works maint. or related fields. Apply at La Verne City Hall 3660 D St. by noon 12/4/14....
METER READER National Fuel has an immediate employment opportunity available for a full-time meter reader to work at its Erie, Pennsylvania Service Center. Meter readers will be required to drive a small truck or van, will be responsible for reading residential and commercial gas meters, and accurately recording readings using a handheld device. Candidates must have the physical endurance to wal...
City of Amarillo, TX Amarillo, TX, 79105
Reads, records and reports readings of water meters. Reports non-standard conditions or circumstances concerning water meters when encountered. Minimum Requirements: Graduation from high school or GED is required. A valid drivers license with a good driving record is required. Previous related experience is preferred. Must have a stable work record. Additional Requirements: Must have ability...
Nueces Electric Company Corpus Christi, TX, 78410
Nueces Electric Cooperative is seeking qualified applicants for the following position: Meter Reader Position reports to the Metering Supervisor Pay Range $12.13 - $14.73 hourly Primary responsibilities: • Provides accurate meter data on routine scheduling within a span of the same three dates each month (i.e.,10th, 11th, or 12th of each month) • Inspects meters for broken seals, working ord...
AGL Resources Inc. Paxton, IL, 60957
Company Information: Nicor Gas Nicor Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in northern Illinois, serving 2.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers with reliable supply at the best cost. The company purchases gas during the summer months when it is normally less expensive and stores it for use throughout the year. These gas purchasing strategies, coupled with company-owned...
City of Poway, CA Poway, CA, 92064
Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions This is a regular, part-time position that will average 40 hours every two weeks. Under general supervision, reads, records and reports readings of water meters using a hand-held meter-reading computer; interacts with customers in the field on occasion and addresses basic water service questions and complaints; reports abnormal or suspicious meter cond...
City of Laredo, TX Laredo, TX, 78041
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Provides accurate meter readings of residential and commercial utility consumption and assists in maintaining meter records to properly bill customers for utility usage. Job Description: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge in customer service, public relations, computer information systems, communications, and databases. Ability to make ind...
Alliant Energy Corporation Oelwein, 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...
Immediate opening for a Meter Reader in Fairfield, Iowa. Role and Responsibilities Performs daily start-up procedures for uploading route assignments Accurately read all various type meters on a daily assigned route Keep in contact with Supervisor and/or Manager as directed in training Down loads device daily and report to Supervisor missed readings and why they were missed prior to leaving ...
City of Springfield, IL Springfield, IL, 62701
The Office of Public Utilities is seeking an individual to walk routes daily recording residential and commercial water meter readings and may read residential and commercial electric meters on occasion. Position requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school or GED. This position is covered by I.B.E.W. Local 193. Position Attributes FINAL DA...
San Antonio Water System San Antonio, TX, 78245
Benefits Supplemental Questions Job Description: JOB SUMMARY The Meter Reader follows a prearranged routine in reading and recording accurate water meter readings within the SAWS distribution system. The Meter Reader reads residential, commercial, and industrial meters on varying assigned routes; locates meters; and provides additional readings when appropriate while promoting safety awareness ...
Precision Resource Company Amarillo, TX, 79105
Overview: Precision Resource Company is looking for a Meter Reader in Amarillo, TX. Precision Resource Company (Precision), established in 1996, is a full-service, nationwide, total solutions staffing provider. Precision’s personnel are routinely involved with projects in power plants, refineries, energy plants and industrial facilities from coast to coast. We provide personnel for contract staf...
Minnesota City Jobs Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Job Posting Benefits Supplemental Questions The City of Hutchinson is currently accepting applications for the position of Temporary Part Time Meter Reader. Hours vary from approximately 15 to 40 hours per month during the regularly scheduled meter reading cycle and dependent upon weather. Meter reading cycle is generally weekdays from the 15th to the end of the calendar month. Work is performe...
Regulatory Investigator Needed! A Government Facility is looking for a Regulatory Investigator to conduct inspections for various vehicle for hire industry vehicles; document and record information, and conduct meter runs on taxi cabs; data entry of inspection and permit information into database Temporary Contract (2 month) Position Details: Monday through Friday / 8am – 5pm The first three w...
Xcel Energy Inc Brainerd, MN
Description Position Summary Operate Automated Meter Reading Van and computer equipment. Drive designated routes to obtain gas meter readings. Duties Include: *Drive meter reading routes safely to obtain meter readings from automated gas meters. *Complete daily assignments while achieving performance goals. *Communicate with Meter Revenue Technicians and Supervisor to report on route status ...
Severn Trent Services Houston, TX, 77020
The Meter Reader is responsible for reading, checking, installing, and repairing water meters on designated routes. Required Skills High school diploma and 1-3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience - Knowledge of the use of simple equipment and hand tools such as wrenches, shovels, picks, hammers, saws, and chisels - Basic mathematical skills t...
City of Lubbock Lubbock, TX, 79401
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Read electric and water meters to determine amounts of electricity and water consumed by customers. Essential Functions: Read meters on an assigned route and record readings on computer devices for machine computation of bills; Inspect meters and meter boxes and report any damage, malfunction, or signs of tampering; Maintain good public relations by bei...
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$22,880.00 - $83,200.00
Typical Salary for Meter Technician
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Maintains customer service by testing and reading power meters to record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam
Rate of Growth
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Controls and Instrumentation
Verifies readings in cases where consumption appears to be abnormal, and record possible reasons for fluctuations.
Reads electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters and enters data in route books or hand-held computers.