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Meter Reader/Utility Worker I

at City of Glenn Heights

Pay: $14.99 to $16.8/hour
$14.99 - $16.8
Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2151744
Keywords: construction

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

The City of Glenn Heights is seeking applicants for a full-time Meter Reader/Utility Worker I.

Perfectly positioned along IH-35 East, Glenn Heights is a hospitable, business-friendly, rapidly growing community divided between Dallas and Ellis counties. The City has a total area of 7.2 sq. miles (18.8 km sq.) with more than 50% of the city's developable land is located along major arterial intersections that are available for retail and office development.

The Meter Reader is responsible for recording meter data and maintaining water meters throughout the city, along with Utility Worker I duties.

Typical Duties

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions may include the following.  Must possess required knowledge skills, abilities and experience and to be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Other related duties may be assigned.  
Walks and/or drives vehicle to assigned route and reads water meters.

Checks meters; determines if functioning properly; completes documents indicating meter irregularities.

Cleans meter dials and meter boxes; reports meter tampering for water meters.

Connects and disconnects water services; disconnects meters for non-payment of utility service; keeps accurate records of meter reads, connects and disconnects.

Inspects equipment and performs preventive maintenance or repairs; refers complex equipment problems to supervisor.

Confers with customers regarding service problems and reports feedback to supervisor.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
The work environment and physical demands 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.

The incumbent performs work in both an indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to hazardous and unpleasant conditions in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, temperature swings and inclement weather; some exposure to dust, odor, electrical, mechanical, and toxic hazards

Work requires frequent stooping, standing, walking, sitting, twisting, pulling, pushing

Education & Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED equivalent
Up to one (1) years' experience in general construction or maintenance 

Licenses and Certifications:
Texas Class "C"  Drivers license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient knowledge of field maintenance and emergency repair of meters
Basic understanding of problem solving and conflict management technique
Basic understanding of customer relations practices
Basic skills to communicate clearly and concisely
Basic understanding of City safety rules and operating procedures