Under close supervision, installs, tests, repairs, programs and calibrates water meters and records appropriate information.
Following work orders and safety procedures, removes, tests, calibrates, repairs and installs meters ranging from 5/8 inch to 2 inch and 3 inch hydrant meters. Installation may be in underground vaults, utility rooms, basements, or in street traffic according to customer requirements and locations. May use locating equipment or get locations form charts, cards or intuition.
Calibrates various meters. Records values on logs and work orders. Completes work orders as required.
Makes minor repairs and rejuvenates meters. Uses sand blasters, drills, wrenches, acid baths and electric grinders.
Keeps record of time and materials used to complete repairs.
Removes and replaces defective or obsolete meters. Records information and returns to billing, customer service, meter reading and other divisions to ensure accurate and complete billings. Installs new meters.
Operates water meter test bench and performs special tests as assigned.
May assist Water Meter Technician II and Water Meter Technician III in testing and installation of large meters as needed.
May perform the duties of a Water Meter Technician II.
Enters information into computer terminal.
Programs and installs radio read meters, trouble shoots radio read system.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent. General Knowledge of water meter uses and functions.
Ability to perform minor repairs and use hand tools. Eye-hand coordination and the ability to solve minor mechanical problems are required.
Ability to work well with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
Ability to enter information into computer.
Ability to perform basic math problems, including calculation of percentages and conversion of gallons to cubic feet.
Possession of valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.