Electric Meter Technician – City of Two Rivers

Two Rivers, Wis.

WPPI Energy is posting this position on behalf of the City of Two Rivers.

 

Electric Meter Technician


The Electric Meter Technician performs technical and skilled work in the installation, maintenance, testing and removal of electric meters, metering installations and operation of municipal utility facilities. The work involves preparation and maintenance of utility record systems associated with electric meters and installations, preparation of sketches and diagrams, and is also involved with performance of a wide variety of journeyman level tasks in electric distribution, control system maintenance or related service and may involve periodic assignments in facilities operation.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have experience in the electronic, electrical, and mechanical trades affording familiarity with a variety of maintenance, repair, and installation methods, and hold a valid Commercial Driver’s License or the ability to obtain certification and licensing within 6 months of hire. Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be strongly considered.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS SALARY

$37.78 hourly, dependent on qualifications

BENEFITS

The City of Two Rivers offers an excellent benefit package including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, comprehensive health, dental, vision, and life insurance and a free membership to the fitness center at J.E. Hamilton Community House. For employees electing to opt-out of health insurance coverage a health insurance opt-out incentive up to $5,000 annually is offered. The City is an equal opportunity employer.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS

A full position description and City employment application are available at www.two-rivers.org/jobs. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed City employment application to HR@two-rivers.org or by mail to: City of Two Rivers, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 87, Two Rivers WI 54241. The position will remain open until filled. Contact Human Resources at 920-793-5526 or HR@two-rivers.org with questions.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application by email to HR@two-rivers.org or by mail to City of Two Rivers, Attn: Human Sources, PO Box 87, Two Rivers, WI 54241Applications should be submitted by Monday, February 19, 2024 to ensure consideration.

Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Certified Metering Technician
REPORTS TO: Electric Utility Director
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time
LATEST REVISION DATE: 01/2024
DEPARTMENT: Electric
FLSA CATEGORY: Non-Exempt
PAY TYPE: Hourly, Grade 24

POSITION SUMMARY
This position performs technical and skilled work in the installation, maintenance, testing and removal of electric meters, metering installations and operation of municipal utility facilities. The work involves preparation and maintenance of utility record systems associated with electric meters and installations, preparation of sketches and diagrams, and is also involved with performance of a wide variety of journeyman level tasks in electric distribution, control system maintenance or related service and may involve periodic assignments in facilities operation.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Supervision is received from a supervisor through written or oral work assignments and work is reviewed by inspection while in progress and/or observation of results obtained.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform routine testing, maintenance, installation, and removal of electric meters.
• Maintains files of electric meters and records relating to the utility operations in accordance with rules and procedures which have been established to satisfy the requirements of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
• Participates in the preparation of reports, records, and studies.
• Performs installation, maintenance and repair work in the shop or field as a member of an electric service crew or line crew.
• Tests, services and repairs utility production, substation, distribution, service, and control equipment as required. Reads meters, collects data, and operates automotive equipment as required.
• Responds to emergency calls during utility failures.
• Operates electric substation facilities as directed.
• Stands by for call-out for emergency service on round-the-clock basis for 7-day periods when assigned.
• Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of tools, materials, equipment, methods, and practices used in connection with utility construction, maintenance, and operation.
• Ability to operate and make repairs and adjustments on the equipment used in the operation(s) to which assigned.
• Skill in performing complex mechanical, electrical or electronic repair tasks requiring manipulative skills, manual dexterity, and systematic troubleshooting abilities.
• Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform a variety of tasks in the repair and maintenance of varied utility facilities and to perform arduous work for long hours, often under adverse weather conditions.
• Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written work instructions and to accurately perform clerical functions.
• Ability and skill in preparing and maintaining utility distribution system records, equipment, varied layout drawings and related clerical work involved with the maintenance of utility record systems.
• Knowledge of arithmetic and algebraic mathematics and electrical and electronic theory.
• Ability to contact customers, craftsmen, contractors, and the general public and to maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.
• Ability to obtain “CDL” driver’s license.

DESIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
• Graduation from high school or GED equivalent required; supplemented with electrical credentials or training in electrical field work.
• Experience in record keeping and computer skills.
• Experience in the electronic, electrical, and mechanical trades affording familiarity with a variety of maintenance, repair, and installation methods.
• Completion of a State of Wisconsin approved Meter Technician Apprenticeship Program.
• Possess and maintain a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license; must remain insurable under the City’s liability insurance policy.
• Possession of “CDL” License and experience with heavy truck operation and excavation equipment (optional).
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be strongly considered.
• Assist with disconnects for non-payment of Utility bills.
• Ability to pursue additional education to obtain State Master Electrician License.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Motor vehicles, generators, pumps, concrete saw, gauges, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, cell phone, telephone, calculator, personal computer and a large variety of lab equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand for long periods. The employee is required to walk and climb stairs, climb step ladders or balance on structures, talk or hear, smell, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and enter confined spaces.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing abilities required include being able to hear alarms, normal interpersonal conversations, radio and telephone conversations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in all types of indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions as well as temperature extremes for prolonged periods. The employee occasionally works in precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee occasionally may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is often moderately loud and occasionally very loud.

OTHER CONDITIONS
As per City policy, a drug and alcohol test and physical exam will be required prior to employment and residency within 15 miles of the City limits must be maintained throughout employment.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

This position is expected to be available for changing work schedules as necessary to assist with emergencies (i.e. storms, floods, etc.).