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Meter Reader 188021

Pembroke Pnes, FL 33027

Posted: 03/13/2023 Industry: Facilities & Industrial Maintenance Job Number: 188021

Job Description

HKA is working on behalf of Jacobs and this role is to support Jacobs’ work through HKA.

 This position performs a variety of tasks reading meters in the departments of Water, Electric, Gas, etc. and records consumption. 

• Interact with coworkers, other City staff, and the public to establish and maintain effective working relationships

• Performs a variety of tasks in the operation, maintenance and calibration of the equipment, instruments, processes and support systems of an industrial water and/or wastewater treatment facility on an assigned shift.

• Assists with the planning, scheduling, and accomplishment of route reading as related to the operations, process, and support systems of a Customer Service Utility Meter Reading Department.

• Learns basic meter reading schedule, billing, and related customer service oriented policies and procedures.

• Reads standard of 500 or more water meters on an assigned route and records readings. Uses the hand-held computer (where applicable) to sequence the order in which meters are read in order to increase reading efficiency.

• Read electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters (as applicable) and enter data in route books or hand-held computers.

• Understand simple geography relating to City streets.

• Leave messages to arrange different times to read meters in cases in which meters are not accessible.

• Reports meter skip or not acceptable for reading

• Visually checks to see that meters are functioning properly and reports defective meters. Inspect meters for unauthorized connections, defects, and damage such as broken seals.

• Upload into office computers all information collected on hand-held computers during meter rounds, or return route books or hand-hand computers to business offices so that data can be compiled.

• Verify readings in cases where consumption appears to be abnormal, and record possible reasons for fluctuations.

• Compares current utility usage to previous usage data to identify possible meter damage, malfunctioning, or tampering situations and/or to identify potential leakage problems.

• Uses a two-way radio to report safety hazards, water leaks, etc.

• Responds to customer inquiries regarding meter reading schedules, billing, how meters are read, and other customer service-related matters.

• Refers problem reads and/or meters that could not be read to a Field Supervisor - Customer Service Operations or Supervisor for follow-up.

• Completes Utility Work Orders. Ensure Work Orders are returned to the appropriate department within the Customer Service Utility Department.

• Report to service departments any problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment, or impediments to meter access, including dogs.

• Connect and disconnect utility services at specific locations

• Explains and interprets unusual readings to customer

• Update client address and meter location information.

• Turns water meters on and off, installs or assists with installation of meters and meter boxes.

• Cleans out water meter boxes which may house spiders, lizards, snakes, bees, and wasps.

• Be available for on-call when necessary.

• Report lost or broken keys.

• Performs routine maintenance and custodial duties as required

• Operates within high accuracy standards in meeting daily meter reading quotas.

• Operates a Company vehicle requiring a valid Driver’s License to travel safely to the area in which meters are to be read.

• Performs other related work as directed

Job Requirements

 High School diploma/GED required

valid drivers license required

knowledge of a limited number of specific work tasks and uses skills that are physical in nature. 

knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the Meter Reading field.

Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Meet Your Recruiter

Dillon Anderson
Craft Recruiter

Dillon joined our team in April of 2020, and has been one of our lead craft recruiters here at HKA. Funny, diligent, and a great support system for his clients and potential candidates, Dillon thrives on making sure he brings 110% everyday.  

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