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Career Details :: Meter Readers, Utilities
Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Reads water meter.
- Collects bills in arrears.
- Inspects meters for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections
- Walks or drives truck over established route and takes readings of meter dials.
- Reads electric meter.
- Verifies readings to locate abnormal consumption and records reasons for fluctuations.
- Reads gas meter.
- Indicates irregularities on forms for necessary action by service department.
- Turns service off for nonpayment of charges in vacant premises, or on for new occupants.
- Reads steam meter.
- Returns route book to business office for billing purposes.
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General Work Activities
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Handling and Moving Objects
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error