Washington Water Service Company Meter Reader - WA in Tacoma, Washington
Washington Water ServiceJob Description:The Meter Reader (MR) obtains water meter reads for all commercial and residential customers at a designated location based upon a route; assists with assigning new meters to routes and reroutes as necessary; assess meters for defects; reports tampering and potential cross connection situations; obtains reads for start/stop of service; disconnects service as necessary for delinquent customers. This position is located in Gig Harbor, WA.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Reads customer and wellhead volume meters accurately according to assigned schedules with the use of a hand-held electronic device, noting any and all questionable readings and concernsMeter re-reads when necessaryPerforms turn-off and turn-on procedures for non-payment and returned checks in connection with collection proceduresCollects monies and provides customers with receipts in the fieldCommunicates with customers on-site regarding questions about their meter readings or water consumptionInspects water services and plumbing systems in the field as directed or if indicated by situation on-site. Report tampering with water meters, unmetered water services, potential cross connections, and other infractions of water usage directly to the Customer Service ManagerInstalls, repairs and replaces meters, electronic radio transmitters, meter boxes, and lidsResponsible for hanging hand deliver noticesPerforms other duties as assignedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:High School Graduate and/or equivalent relevant water industry or field operations experienceMust obtain Cross Connection Specialist certification within 2 years of employmentMust obtain First Aid Card within 2 year of employmentOne year experience working in a position performing meter reading or technical maintenance related tasksAbility to complete meter-reading assignments according to schedule with the use of a hand-held device - quickly and accuratelyAbility to deal tactfully and professionally with customersAbility to sustain a walking pace sufficient to read a pre-assigned number of meters dailyAbility to work under adverse weather conditions for extended periods of timeAbility to recognize and report abnormalities found at meter locationsKnowledge and ability to read maps and blue printsMust be a team player and a self-starter who can work in group situations as well as independently with minimal supervisionStrong mathematical, written, and oral communication skillsProficient in the use of Microsoft Office applicationsValid Washington State Driver's LicenseUpon hire, must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination statusSalary Range: $18.03 - $31.05 hourlyDeadline to submit resume is Monday, September 27, 2021. The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Serviceand Washington Water Servicedo not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company and Washington Water Service Company do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner.