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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51 Meter Reader jobs found on Monster.

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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...
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...
Responsibilities AMR/Meter Reading Duties: Read meters using AMR (ERT) technology such as DCU Data Pak or Handheld reading device in accordance with daily meter reading schedule. Read meters manually, including Power Book accounts and record reads appropriately. Install Itron AMR devices on meter indexes. Accurately record meter number, read and ERT ID in handheld and program ERT. Investigate pr...
Centerpoint Energy Lufkin, TX, 75902
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...
AES Corporation Coldwater, OH, 45828
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
AES Corporation Xenia, OH, 45385
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
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 problems such a...
Snohomish County PUD Everett, WA, 98201
Job Overview DEFINITION: Locates, reads and records readings of revenue generating utility meters and meters with interval data recording functionality for residential and commercial customers on assigned route, excluding meters within Substations or meters that are read by the Meter Department for billing data. Checks and reports unsafe or irregular conditions in and about service locations and...
Severn Trent Services Casselberry, FL, 32707
The Meter Reader is responsible for reading, checking, installing, and repairing water meters on designated routes. Accurately reads and records water meters for billing purposes - Checks meters and reports inoperable, damaged or missing meter boxes - Replaces inoperable meters - Reports and repairs leaks and vandalism of meters and meter boxes - Maintains records of volume used by residential and...
Alliant Energy Corporation Manchester, IA
Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Meter Reader in Manchester, IA. In this postion you will read and record meter readings from all residential, commercial, industrial and rural meters using a porta-processor. How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and upload your resume atwww.alliantenergy.com/careers Accurately read and record meter readings, inc...
AES Corporation Urbana, OH, 43078
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
AES Corporation Eaton, OH, 45320
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
AES Corporation Marysville, WA
Meter Readers work regionally and are hired on a per-location basis. Currently applications are only being accepted for this location. If you would like to work in a location that is not currently posted, please check back at a later date. Job Functions: Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel Must be able to lift, ...
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...
Overview: Meter Reader - Austin, 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. C...
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 and q...
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...
AGL Resources Inc. Union, NJ, 07083
Company Information: Elizabethtown Gas Founded: 1855 Headquarters: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey Joined AGL Resources: 2004 Number of Customers: 273,000 Communities Served: Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties Web Address:...
Record customer natural gas usage. Obtain assigned route and handheld Itron unit. Accurately read and record meter readings for all types of meters. Report irregularities in meter reading or in gas consumption. Inform supervisor of any discrepancies. Report suspected cases of diversion. Report meter installation not conforming to company rules. Report meters not listed in handheld. Report gas leak...

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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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