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 Traverse City Light & Power is seeking a Meter Reader to perform all the necessary functions of meter reading for electric and water service. High school diploma or equivalent with certification or training in electronics or related field preferred, along with a valid State of Michigan Vehicle Operator's License. A detailed job description and additional minimum qualifications can...
Meter Reader Record customer natural gas usage in Itron handheld and provide quaility customer service by reading meters, inspecting meters and equipment and providing information to customers. Perform other duties as assigned and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Report to assigned leader. Duties performed under the general supervision of the Operations Supervisor. Minimum...
UTILITY METER READERS -- GRID ONE SOLUTIONS (Contractor for AEP Utility Company) / Columbus, Ohio CURRENTLY HOLDING INTERVIEWS. SEND AN E-MAIL (ATTACHED RESUME PREFERRED and will be READ FIRST) TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW. THESE POSITIONS WILL GO FAST!!! PAID TRAINING WILL BEGIN WITHIN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS. Positions Immediately Available for Energetic, Highly Self Motivated People who enjoy being Outd...
Growing Client is seeking Meter Readers who are self-starters and have great attention to detail. Typical duties will include driving a route to record solar usage from a revenue grade meter and inspecting the meters for defects or abnormal usage levels. When not reading meters, you may be asked to help additional tasks such as: minor service visits such as resetting envoys or turning on solar bre...
Job Description: New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 12933) Title: Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 12933) 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, Edu...
TECO Energy , Inc. Panama City, FL
Current TECO employeesto log-in and begin your search. Meter Reader/Collector - Panama City Requisition Number:T867964 Location:Panama City, FL Minimum Salary:28077.00 TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas utility in Florida with a diversified workforce. Our goal is to recruit and retain the best talent possible. Our Company is interested in building careers and not filling positions. O...
Job Description: New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 13341) Title: Meter Reader - Collector (NYSEG 13341) 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, Edu...
Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions HIRING RANGE: $12.41 - $13.51 Hourly D.O.E. Salary Grade: 40 ($12.41 - $14.61 - $16.80 Hourly) Under general supervision, performs a variety of water utility customer service duties, including reading water meters and recording consumption and identifying water meter equipment problems. Reads water meters on assigned routes; calculates water c...
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...
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. ...
Job Description: Performs meter reading daily. Plans, schedules, and executes daily work so as to comply with ACC/DOT standards. Enters meter reads into handheld electronic device. Accurately read gas meters, visual inspection of meters for damage, corrosion, etc. Performs special meter reading surveys as necessary. Will be required to use a PC for processing meter reads and generating meter read...
The Meter Reader may be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training. Qualifications and Requirements T he Meter Reader must be capable of recording numbers and operating data acquisition equipment with speed and accuracy. The Meter Reader must possess geographical knowledge of the Company’s s...
Summary: Reads industrial, commercial and residential meters by assigned routes and/or appointment to ensure timely and accurate monthly measurement of energy consumption. Ability to identify and work non-registering equipment including programming and installing ERT devices. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Reads gas meters by operating automated reading equipment: Mobile Collector / Hand He...
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...
Meter Reader Reader, AR
Meter Reader Glenville, WV 12 Month Contract NOTE: For all Meter Reader positions that all candidate are required to pass the EEI testing prior to the interview process with hiring manager. This is a requirement of FE compliance policy. Summary of Responsibilities: Entry level position; apply acquired education and experience to work situations and continue skill development. Under general d...
Xcel Energy Inc Fort Collins, CO
Description We are looking for a Meter Reader to join the Xcel Energy team in the Fort Collins or Greeley area in Colorado. This is a temporary position lasting approximately 6 months. Work hours are 7am-3:30pm. You will be responsible for reading Gas and Electric meters on a daily basis, entering meter readings into a hand held Data Cap for billing purposes, checking for & reporting on system pr...
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...
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. 2. Reads g...
Reads water meters. Rechecks readings. Reports broken meters, meter lids, meter boxes and straits. Essential Job Duties: Reads water meters in order to bill customers. Rereads meters as necessary. Reports water leaks. Reports the need for new meter boxes for those that have deteriorated or been stolen. Completes related work orders. Maintains equipment and vehicle in good working condition. Phy...
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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
Size of Industry in 2006:
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Controls and Instrumentation
Uploads into office computers all information collected on hand-held computers during meter rounds, or return route books or hand-hand computers to business offices so that data can be compiled.
Helps customers by answering questions.