Performs installation, testing, programming and repairing of various types of electrical meters including power revenue and research meters on residential, commercial and industrial installations. Reviews metering installation requirements and specifies all associated equipment. Installs all associated current transformers, voltage transformers, meters, remote communication equipment and wiring; checking and monitoring customers’ voltages and loads, and extracting, deciphering and analyzing the recorded information to resolve customer’s power quality issues.
The salary range for this position is $32.99- $51.15 per hour with a hiring range of $32.99 - $42.07, depending on qualifications and experience.
Position will close to applicants on: 1/24/2020 at 4:30 P.M. M.S.T.
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Benefits Package Includes:
City of Loveland University
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Collect, analyze and provide advanced technical information regarding meters, voltages and loads to designated City staff, contractors and external customers.
Routinely inspects, tests and maintains advanced electric meters, instruments and related wiring for accuracy and keeps records of such.
Performs and resolves both commercial and residential high bill investigations and files reports with utility billing.
Responsible for MV90 administrative duties and maintaining the integrity of the load profile data provided to the MV90 software program.
Works energized metering and related equipment, gloving 120v to 12,470v. Performs power quality analysis, prepares reports and graphs in response to requests from Engineering, Operations, Key Accounts and City of Loveland Customers..
Investigate radio interference noise concerns and provides recommended solutions to City staff.
Investigates energy diversion and provides all related documentation to law enforcement.
Responsible for meter/equipment data base development, maintenance and improvements.
Responsible for meter and related equipment updates in existing software/firmware.
Applies knowledge of City of Loveland Safety Manual and Requirement for Electric Service Manual.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintains meters and associated equipment to provide adequate working inventory.
Reviews and verifies meter set orders for accurate billing.
Disconnects and reconnects three-phase electrical service to delinquent accounts.
Stays current with essential training and knowledge in advanced metering.
Assists in monitoring and training Apprentice Meter Techs when on staff.
Serves on committees such as apprentice and safety committees.
Other duties as assigned.
Not responsible for supervising the work of others, however, apprentice training is administered and work monitored when an apprentice is on staff.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledgeable of the National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code, city, county and state codes and standards; and trade organization standards.
Thorough knowledge of high voltage and low voltage safe work practices.
Knowledge and ability to use MV90 software preferred.
Knowledge of electronic metering, control wiring, settings and data collection.
Knowledge of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Automated Meter Reading (AMR).
Ability to apply electrical and electronic troubleshooting skills.
Skilled in reading electrical schematics, maps, and construction drawings.
Knowledge of meter testing, programming, advanced meter theory, wiring installations, meter repair or modification, computers and related software.
Knowledge of basic principles of electricity, metering theory, electronic circuitry and mathematics through trigonometry.
Strong computer skills and working knowledge of meter programming software.
Ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written communications with internal and external customers.
Working knowledge of tools and equipment associated with the electric metering industry, including analyzers, oscilloscopes and power line equipment.
Knowledge of electronic telephone and radio transmission systems.
Ability to operate various hand and power tools.
Ability to work in an outside environment and unsupervised.
Accountability, Collaboration, Service, courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity and Safety
Job specific competencies:
Problem Solving, Adaptability, Teamwork
Education and/or experience:
Completion of an Electric Meter Technician Apprenticeship Program required. Three years of Journey Meter level experience preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Licensure and/or certifications:
Must possess a valid driver’s license. Journey Meter Technician certification required.
Material and equipment directly used:
Standard office equipment, safety equipment, vehicle, calculator, cellular telephone, 2-way radio, voltmeter, ohm meter, ammeter, oscilloscope, power and hand tools, various software programs, power quality monitoring equipment, energy analyzer, disturbance analyzer, RFI/TVI monitoring equipment, phase rotation meter and specialized meter equipment
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of temperatures and weather conditions during day or night. Work may include exposure to excessive noise from machines. Moderate physical activity required by moving and positioning objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 35 pounds frequently. Moderate physical activity required by walking, climbing and hiking on uneven and slippery surfaces in all types of weather conditions. Work may include pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, and reaching to perform essential functions of the job. Working environment may include working in confined spaces, above ground ladders, aerial device or equipment at varying heights, working around energized equipment (110 volts to 12,470 KV AC). Must have good distance vision and be able to distinguish the basic colors of red, orange, yellow, brown, blue, green, and purple in order to distinguish color-coded computer screen images and control cable color-coding. Subject to call back work, and must be capable of responding in an emergency situation upon short notice. Work may involve long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends. etc.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Completion of an Electric Meter Technician Apprenticeship Program
3 years: Journey Meter level experience
Licenses & Certifications