Field Meter Mechanic

WSSC - Hyattsville, MD (30+ days ago)3.5

Performs skilled mechanical work in field repairs, replacements, and testing of commercial and domestic water meters.

Essential Functions
Installs, tests, repairs, rebuilds, replaces, and maintains commercial and domestic water meters from various manufacturers;
Performs some pipe work repairs, as needed to complete a meter job;
Replaces worn and/or defective parts and reassembles meters;
Investigates and reports unusual conditions to his/her supervisor;
Tests meters at the job site for accuracy and inspects for leaks;
Tests and repairs meters in the field and/or shop as needed;
Contacts property owner/occupants and notifies them of repair schedule;
Ensures safe environment in meter vaults through the use of atmospheric analyzers, fresh air blowers, and water pumps;
Uses a variety of hand tools (some powered) in cramped, underground vaults, often under adverse environmental and physical conditions;
Maintains crew vehicle in an inspection-ready status at all times;
Maintains maintenance or repair records and completes work tickets daily;
Ensures that the job site conforms with all safety rules and practices as established by OSHA, the State of Maryland, and WSSC;
May read meters, as required.
Other Functions
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment And Physical Demands
Ability to lift items that weigh as much as 100 pounds or more.
Work in cramped and/or water filled underground vaults.
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Thorough knowledge of all commercial and domestic water meter components and procedures for assembly, disassembly, and repair;
Thorough knowledge of AWWA and WSSC meter test standards and parameters for turbine, compound, positive displacement, fire, and detector check meters;
Knowledge of and ability to use common hand and power tools;
Ability to direct and instruct subordinates in semi-skilled tasks;
Ability to lift items that weigh as much as 100 pounds and to work in cramped and/or water filled underground vaults;
Ability to give and follow oral and written instructions;
Ability to write legibly and to prepare work tickets;
Ability to work effectively with employees and the general public;
Ability to learn new concepts and skills as technology and procedures evolve.
Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent;
2 years meter related experience.