Meter readers (utilities) read the meter and record the consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.
Meter reader jobs involve entering information into databases or software programs, operate cycles of material moving equipment, monitoring equipment operating to ensure proper functioning, record service or repair activities and verifying accuracy of data.
An electric meter technician works for a power company to perform maintenance and installation of meters used to monitor the energy use of businesses and homes. They are employed by a power company that operates multiple meter readers to work on the thousands of meters in use.
Water meter readers are responsible for tracing an abnormal output of utilities, such as extremely high electricity, gas, or water usage, and for finding the source of the utility leak or problem before repairing it. They should be efficient at customer service.
A gas meter reader records data from gas, electric, water or steam meters. These people read the meters that do not automatically report data back to the company electronically, so the meter reader records that data so the appropriate usage payments can be billed to the user.
To become a meter reader, one needs a high school diploma, a valid driver's license, and a clean driving record. The other required qualifications as a meter reader are reading, recording, and reporting data precisely.
A successful meter reader works to targets, has knows their area, is well organized and has an honest approach to work to earn an average of six to seven-figure meter reader salary.
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