Meter Reader I (Pool)

WSSC - Hyattsville, MD3.6

Full-time$33,000 a year
Education
Reads residential, commercial, and multi-dial water meters records meter readings, and reports problems as required.

Essential Functions
Walks 6 to 10 miles per day;
Lifts heavy objects, up to 90 pounds, on a frequent basis;
Reads commercial maps to identify locations of businesses and residences;
Completes quarterly residential and commercial, rural, and difficult meter reading routes and records meter readings maintaining a high degree of accuracy and daily route completion;
Checks to see that meters are functioning properly and reports broken glass, lids, and other defects by use of a published two-digit code;
Reports leaks and malfunctions in connection with the meter;
Locates and reads covered or submerged meters;
Uses small equipment such as hand-held computer, hand-powered bilge pumps, gas powered pumps and blowers, and gas analyzers as necessary;
Hears and reports complaints of customers and refers difficult complaints to immediate supervisor;
Drives car, truck, or van, with responsibility for ensuring that it is in good condition and adequately equipped;
Utilizes simple electronic microprocessor for recording meter readings;
Ensures that microprocessor, small tools and safety equipment on vehicle are accounted for and in safe operating condition;
Responsible for the security and maintenance of the microprocessor while in the field;
Ensures compliance with all OSHA, MOSHA and WSSC safety procedures and documentation.
Other Functions
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment And Physical Demands
Must be capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 90 pounds) on a frequent basis, climb into vaults and read meters in confined spaces;
Work in an environment where there are routine risks of exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, and air pollution;
Must be capable of walking six to ten miles per day under all weather conditions;possess high degree of accuracy;and good customer relations skills
Employees are required to work in inclement weather.
Physical and environmental requirements are outlined in the attached document.
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Ability to walk 6 to 10 miles per day;
Ability to lift heavy objects, up to 90 pounds, on a frequent basis;
Ability to read commercial maps;
Some knowledge of the geography and street locations of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties;
Ability to write legibly and to accurately transfer meter reading numbers;
Ability to write basic reports;
Ability to follow oral and written instructions or directions;
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public;
Ability to perform meter reading duties under adverse traffic and weather conditions;
Ability to overcome physical obstacles preventing access to the meters.
Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
High school diploma or GED.
Reads residential, commercial, and multi-dial water meters records meter readings, and reports problems as required.