Job Title: Utility Meter Technician
As a Utility Meter Technician, you will perform the exchange of existing Electric Utility Meters and install Module Upgrades to Gas and Electric Meters as required
**If you are interested in starting a career in the Electric, Gas and Water Utility industry, Grid One Solutions is the right place for you!**
With headquarters in Media, Pennsylvania, Grid One has deployment facilities across the United States and parts of Canada. Grid One is part of UtiliCon Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asplundh, a major supplier of outsourced field services to utilities and municipalities. Asplundh is a privately-held company, founded in 1928, which currently employs over 33,000 people in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
**Job Type** : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt
**Pay** : Competitive, Hourly
+ Health Insurance (Medical/Dental/Vision) from day one
+ Company Sponsored Retirement Plan after one year of service
+ Employee Assistance Program
+ Life, long-term/short-term disability insurances
+ Vacation Time after one year of service
+ Paid Holidays after 90 days
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
+ Exchange of existing Electric Utility Meters and Installation of Module Upgrades to Gas and Electric Meters
+ Identifies and reports to management all hazardous working conditions and specifically those hazardous conditions that prohibit the safe exchange of meters
+ Performs up to standards within time frames outlined by Field Supervisor and Project Manager.
+ Commitment to customer service by responding to the needs of internal and external customer.
+ Completes all work in an organized, timely manner, within the instructed standard procedure.
+ Sets appropriate priorities and works in accordance with legal hours worked policy and all safety requirements as outlined within Corporate Policy and Procedures.
+ Day, Evening and Weekend Shifts. Some overtime and weekend hours may at times be required.
+ Commitment to complete work assignments and high meter reading accuracy.
+ Must be 18 years of age or older.
+ Self-motivated with ability to work with little supervision.
+ Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
+ Ability to read meters and willingness to learn to operate new equipment and implement new procedures.
+ Ability to comprehend new hand-held technology, i.e., Cell Phones, GPS, PDAs, Digital Cameras.
+ Strong Directional Skills: Ability to read and understand maps via GPS instruments and websites, i.e. Garmins, Tom Toms, Yahoo Maps, MapQuest, etc.
+ Able to read written instructions, write legibly, understand verbal instruction, make simple computations, complete daily work assignments and transpose numbers accurately.
+ Physical capacity to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing the work assignment.
+ Ability to communicate professionally and deal effectively with unexpected situations on customer premises such as; irate customers, unfriendly dogs, meter tampering and the unexpected.
Education & Experience
+ High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
+ Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.
License & Certifications:
+ Driver License Required.
+ **Rare** : (less than 10%): crawling, climbing ladders, sitting, climbing
+ **Occasional** : (up to 33%): kneeling, climbing on/off a truck, lifting up to 50 lbs.
+ **Frequent** : (up to 66%): standing, walking, stooping, squatting, manual dexterity, seeing distant, reaching, hearing-speech range, depth perception, body-twisting, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs, reading, color vision, lifting, balancing, lifting up to 10 lbs
+ **Continuous** : (up to 100%): a sense of touch, seeing, speaking clearly, gripping, range of motion, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing stairs
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.
Grid One Solutions specializes in AMI deployments for electric, gas, and water utilities. In addition to smart grid implementation services for in-home displays and load control devices, Grid One performs meter reading, customer call center operations, field service work, joint use attachment surveys, storm support services, NESC clearance audits and utility asset inspections, construction and contractor management services, pole maintenance, pole restoration/reinforcement, infrared inspection, utility pole asset management solution, field system integrity surveys, gas meter corrosion mitigation and lead testing, and back-office services including secure data transfer and storage. In February 2012, Utility Meter Services, Inc. merged with Grid One, almost doubling the size of its operations in North America.
**Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.**
**An Equal Opportunity Employer.**