Responsible for providing entry level reading and evaluation of customers’ water and electricity use for the City of Garland.
Target Hiring Range: $13.88/hr
Essential Job Functions
Utilize various methods to accurately/efficiently record electric and water meters readings daily.
Operate vehicles to travel to and from assigned meter reading routes.
Maintain accurate records of readings and other data collected.
Operate computers for drive by meter data collection.
Communicate all repairs, leaks, service problems and/or general information to office dispatchers, as needed.
Assist with the installation/repair of radio meters.
Assist with field service orders.
May train new hires on meter reading and equipment usage.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education & Work Experience
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) No experience necessary Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills
1 year experience in public utilities
Experience with Itrons MV-RS Software, Mobile Units and Handhelds
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Basic knowledge of electric/water meter(s) reading
Basic knowledge of city street and address systems
Basic knowledge of public contact techniques and principles
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to work a flexible schedule and assignments
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Ability to work in a team environment
Licenses & Certifications
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
Physical Tasks & Working Conditions
The incumbent works with frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold, rain, humidity, wetness, insects, noxious odors, fumes, and physical stress from exertion and lifting. Exposed to physical exertion such as bending, lifting, stooping, reaching, pulling, and pushing.
Adaptability/Flexibility Customer Service Dependability Interpersonal Skills Managing Conflict Productivity Teamwork