Meter Reader Job Description

Meter Reader Job Description

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Meter Reader Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective meter reader job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included meter reader job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must be able to walk and / or drive for extended periods of time through various terrain and withstand all types of weather conditions Working knowledge of the geographic area, especially with the under-standing of rural and oilfield locations in the area in which they are applying Ability to work a flexible work schedule
Must be able to climb 15 - 200 flights of stairs a day and requires kneeling and bending approximately 60% of your day while reading meters
May be assigned as a helper to assist a Technician or Working Leader as required
May be assigned to perform field collections
May be assigned to perform work on advanced consumption accounts
Must be able to lift or carry heavy equipment (e.g., gas meters, handheld computer, cellar doors, tool bag, and tools)
May be assigned to post company notices as needed
Maintain files and logs, plot graphs, type
Observe all metering and service installations
Candidates will be required and expected to walk up to 3-5 miles a day on various terrain and work in various weather conditions

Meter Reader Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Meter Reader

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: D1, II

Education for Meter Reader

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the meter reader job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Bachelor's Degree in Supervision, Reading, Education, General Education, Graduate

Skills for Meter Reader

Desired skills for meter reader include:

Geographic area
City streets
Heavy rains
Heavy traffic
Ice
Major highways
Remote roads
Snow
Unknown territory
Handheld computers helpful

Desired experience for meter reader includes:

Strength and endurance adequate for continuous light manual work
Must be able to meet public in pleasant, tactful manner
Must give special attention to cleanliness and neatness of person
Must have established reputation for being strictly honest in the custody of money or property
Must be willing to work extra hours as required
Must be particularly alert in observing hazards and avoiding accidents

Meter Reader Examples

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Meter Reader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a meter reader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for meter reader
  • Loads assigned computer discs into the Hand Held unit / Mobile Collector computer and frequently monitors the computer to ensure acceptable daily response rates
  • Verifies meter identification numbers and document readings to assure timely and accurate billing of our customers’ energy consumption
  • Plots daily route using charts, maps, and existing procedures to ensure effective operation of the Mobile Collector technology
  • Participates in the continuous improvement of route/cycle structure
  • Responds to our internal and external customers’ requests, questions, and concerns in a manner that meets customer expectations
  • Partners with customer relations providing information and prompt resolutions to customer account and audit requests
  • Observes documents and communicates gas leaks, suspected gas theft, or malfunctioning of equipment and other hazardous conditions to ensure customer and employee safety and compliance with company policy
  • Participates in training and cross training to increase job knowledge and competency
  • Identifies non-registering ERT’s
  • Works investigate ERT orders, including ability and knowledge to use the necessary equipment and tools to re-program an existing ERT or to install and program new ERT device on meter
Qualifications for meter reader
  • Must be willing to worker under unusual or special working conditions and surroundings, the normal working conditions pertaining to this job
  • Must be able to walk and / or drive for extended periods of time through various terrain and withstand all types of weather conditions
  • Up to one (1) year of Meter Reading experience preferred
  • Must be courteous, accurate and possess a cooperative attitude and neat appearance
  • Must be able to understand safe work practices
  • Candidates must be capable of moderately strenuous work and possess an aptitude for mechanical and gas work
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Meter Reader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of meter reader. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for meter reader
  • Downloads meter reading route(s) daily
  • Reviews Missed Meter Report daily to identify incomplete meter readings
  • Maintains electronic equipment to ensure accurate readings
  • Interacts with customers via telephone and in person to obtain information and answer questions
  • Identifies problems concerning customers assigned to wrong route
  • Maintains and repairs ENSCAN and ERT equipment to ensure accurate meter readings
  • Converts non-ERT meters to ERT system
  • Performs shut-offs, on occasion
  • This posting is for the Livonia area, specifically for the read territory of Livonia and is for Long Term Temporary Meter Readers
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, be able to work outside in all types of weather, possess and demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work with customers
Qualifications for meter reader
  • HVAC, mechanical or plumbing experience preferred
  • Car insurance
  • Knowledge and/or ability to quickly learn about the company
  • Knowledge of equipment used, and of basic computer operating principles to process accounts and analyze computer data
  • Requires normal physical and mechanical ability and a neat appearance
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds
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Meter Reader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a meter reader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for meter reader
  • This position requires 8-10 miles of walking and 60-80 miles of driving per day
  • Selected candidate must successfully complete an accuracy test after the first week of training to retain employment
  • Accurately record situation codes in the field to report conditions that may adversely impact customer service, the public safety, situations that may result in potential damage to Company facilities
  • Respond to inquiries accurately and professionally, and when necessary, involve the appropriate individuals, to resolve customer and company-related issues and to achieve the highest level of customer service in all areas of assigned responsibilities
  • Perform the duties of Meter Service Person when not meter reading
  • Reads, collects and records meter data as assigned
  • Reports unusual conditions
  • Checks for unauthorized use and seals/reseals meters
  • Delivers notices to customer premises on their routes as needed
  • Drives own or Company vehicle
Qualifications for meter reader
  • High level of accuracy and ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Requires a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle to be used for the meter reading assignments
  • Previous meter reading experience is preffered
  • Constant –Walking, on average 6-8 miles per day in all types of weather
  • Constant - Stair climbing, up to 100-150 sets per day
  • Constant - Standing
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Meter Reader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of meter reader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for meter reader
  • Other duties as assigned relating to meter reading
  • Responsible for route maintenance
  • Reports gas leaks
  • Observes and follows meter reading instructions while extending proper courtesy and consideration to customers and customers' property
  • Safely operate company assigned vehicles in the performance of their assignments
  • Perform periodic meter inspections to check for gas leaks and atmospheric corrosion
  • Accurately read and record customer meter indexes for monthly billing
  • Report changes to customers’ meter, premise and access information as identified through the normal course of performing scheduled work
  • Operate meter reading handheld computers for recording route information
  • Operate mobile meter reading electronic equipment when assigned to read a mobile route
Qualifications for meter reader
  • Frequent - Bending forward, Reaching, Flexing elbows and wrists, Twisting, Kneeling
  • Occasional - Sitting, Crawling, Twisting, Reaching, Turning, Crouching
  • Vision - Must be able to read meters
  • Other- Must be able to grasp and push buttons on hand-held device
  • Prefer applicants with background working outdoors
  • Utility meter reading experience is preferred
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Meter Reader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of meter reader. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for meter reader
  • Report any identified thefts, diversions or safety violations related to gas company equipment during the performance of their assigned duties
  • Immediately repair or report any detected gas leaks while in the field
  • Perform periodic leak surveys
  • Perform meter turn-offs
  • Paint meters, piping and connections
  • Complete matched orders, verifies and miscellaneous meter investigations
  • Install, interrogate and reprogram ERT devices
  • Operate a Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) to record work activity and update customer records
  • Assist responders as part of a two-person crew
  • Terminate gas service through one of the following
Qualifications for meter reader
  • Must possess a valid automobile driver's license
  • One year of experience reading meters preferred
  • Travel 10% within a 35 mile vicinity
  • This is a temporary position that is not expected to exceed 6months in duration
  • Travel within the service territory
  • Training locations may include Newton and Chariton, IA

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