METER READER

Department of Job Listing: 
Public Works
Salary Range: 

Salary Range: $21,382.40 - $28,641.60

General Function: 

This is work of a semi-skilled labor involving the reading water meters and maintenance of the meter system. 

 

Essential Duties: 
  • Maintains meter system and reads meters. 
  • Drives maintenance vehicle and may be assigned to work orders from Utility Billing Division.
  • On call nights and weekends in case of emergencies. 
  • Will handle turn-offs, turn-ons, meter pulls, meter change-outs, replacement of meter boxes and lids.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.

 

Minimal Acceptable Qualifications: 
  • Possession of a Class “D” Water Operators License or be able to obtain one within six (6) months of employment date.
  •  Physical strength and agility to perform strenuous labor tasks under varying weather conditions, temperature extremes and work long hours.
  •  Knowledge of the City’s meter system.
  •  Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, fellow employees and administration.
  •  Ability to instruct new employees of the proper work procedures.
  •  Possession of a valid Oklahoma State Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.
  • Physically capable of performing duties in extreme temperature variances.
  • Capable of lifting objects over 50 lbs. at frequent intervals.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to make common sense decisions.
  •  Ability to pull call on nights and weekends in case of emergencies.
  •  Responsible for notifying Supervisor of problems in the field.

 

Additional Desirable Qualifications: 
  • Experience in meter reading.
  • Experience in construction or pipeline operations.
  •  Experience in light equipment operations. 
  • Possession of Oklahoma Commercial Driver License.

 

Supervision Given and Received: 

Works under the direction of the Water Line Maintenance Supervisor and/or Crew Chief; however, is required to exercise judgment in the performance of duties.