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.
Currently recruiting for a high energy person to work outside as a Meter Reader. Will walk outside, in ALL weather conditions, up to 12 miles a day, recording consumption of electric usage in and around the Lima surrounding area. Meter Reading requires walking at a very fast pace, reading meters and documenting data from residential and commercial properties. This position requires working outsid...
Pacificorp Grants Pass, OR, 97528
General Purpose: A meter reader is responsible for reading identified meter routes in the company’s service territory. A commitment to safety is essential to the job duties which include working in an outdoor environment and various weather elements for extended periods. Routes may be in urban or rural areas. Meter readers may also work directly with customers whose accounts are delinquent to neg...
Integrys Business Support Worthington, MN
Job Description Record customer natural gas usage in handheld computer and provide quality customer service by reading meters, inspecting meters and equipment and providing information to customers. Perform other duties as assigned. **This position would be responsible for covering the service territory to include Canby, Appleton, Ortonville, Hendricks, Ivanhoe and Madison.** Minimum Qualificati...
Precision Resource Company Pampa, TX, 79065
Overview: Precision Resource Company is looking for a Meter Reader in Pampa, 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 staffin...
City of San Diego, CA San Diego, CA, 92140
Supervising Meter Reader positions develop and conduct field training programs and safety meetings; resolve meter issues, complaints and investigations; direct public relations and customer contact situations; supervise, train and evaluate the work performance of subordinates; coordinate workload issues with other units/divisions; maintain records; prepare reports; assist the Route Manager; and pe...
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Easton, MD, 21601
Responsible for exhibiting Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Mission, Vision and Values , regarding external customers, agencies, vendors, internal departments and co-workers. This position r eads and records customer gas meters and ensures that the readings are concise and accurate. Ensure that all equipment is safe and in good working order. Other duties as assigned by the District Manager . Pr...
Precision Resource Company Carlsbad, NM, 88220
Overview: Precision Resource Company is currently seeking a Meter Reader for a contract position in Carlsbad, NM. Responsible for accurate and timely manual meter readings of electric meters; record index into computerized handheld systems; report hazardous conditions, meter tampering and meter conditions, timely completion of assignments; assist in ensuring data integrity and customer satisfact...
Get editing Greensboro, NC
METER READER Position # 2733 Meter Reader Water Resources Hiring Salary Range: $24,871- $29,846 Closing Date:10/16/2014 Work Schedule/Requirements: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm/ Monday - Friday Primary job function and duties: The Customer Service division of the City of Greensboro Water Resources Department is looking for a qualified Meter Reader. The position of Meter Reader has evolved from being a... V...
City of San Diego San Diego, CA
Supervising Meter Reader positions develop and conduct field training programs and safety meetings; resolve meter issues, complaints and investigations; direct…...
Corix Kirkland, WA, 98034
Overview: 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, fi...
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...
Ogden City Ogden, UT, 84201
Experience and Training Standards: Some general meter reading experience is desirable but not necessary. Experience operating a backhoe and performing utility work is desirable. Training equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Possession of, a valid Class "B" Utah CDL. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Utah Grade IV Distribution certification within 6 months of hire date. Failure to...
Alliant Energy Waukon, IA, 52172
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...
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...
Location: --Kansas METER READER Westar Energy is an electric utility serving approximately 685,000 customers in Kansas. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for one Meter Reader position in Topeka, Kansas, wage rate $15.89. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. plus additional hours as required. Meter Readers - Meter Readers shall be qualified through knowledge, ex...
Location: --Kansas Salary: USD15.89 - USD16 per hour METER READERS Westar Energy is an electric utility serving approximately 685,000 customers in Kansas. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for one Meter Reader position in Wichita, Kansas, wage rate $15.89. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm plus additional hours as required. Meter Readers - Meter Readers shall be...
Alliant Energy Corporation Waukon, 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 Ft Madison, IA
Looking to power up your career? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore Alliant Energy. Read and record meter readings from all residential, commercial, industrial and rural meters using a porta-processor. Perform other duties which are similar, related, or incidental to this position. Accurately read and record Meter Readings, includes resetting demand meters and changing charts, tapes...
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...
susanhamilton San Francisco, CA
We have a fantastic opportunity for people to work throughout Reading and the surrounding area. 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 - go...
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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
Keeps equipment and vehicle operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Reads electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters and enters data in route books or hand-held computers.