Are you or someone you know looking for a new job?
If so, check out the City of Mesa’s job opening for water meter readers. They are responsible for the timely and accurate reading of water, electric and gas meters to facilitate customer billing. Tasks are performed in a fast-paced, production-driven environment with assigned routes. All work must be completed in accordance with established standards for number and accuracy of reads, including: Safety– no Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reportable accidents or incidents, no preventable vehicle accidents or lost-time accidents; quantity– 561 meters read per day and extreme accuracy in meeting daily meter reading quotas; and quality– no more than four errors per every 10,000 meters read.
Attendance is crucial in this role, with regular attendance an absolute month and few, if any, unexcused absences. Employees in this position are expected to detect and report atypical conditions, such as identifying malfunctioning, damaged and tampered meters, as well as leaks, exposed wiring and other safety hazards. A meter reader will serve as an information source for the City’s Resource Conservation and Energy Diversion Programs.
Before applying, please note that this position may involve nearly continuous walking of 10-15 miles per day in all weather conditions, as well as considerable bending, stooping, stretching and lifting. There may also be frequent exposure to dogs, snakes and/or insects.
This position will be supervised by a Field Supervisor – Customer Service Operations through a review of the quantity and accuracy of reads, problems encountered and results.
Successful applicants will be confident in dealing with customer complaints or problems effectively and efficiently. All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and embrace the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect and Integrity. Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED is required. At least one year of experience in public contact work, and a minimum of one year of experience performing tasks outside in all weather conditions is also necessary.
Please keep in mind that applicants must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License by hire date, and secure gas operator qualification and electric safety training administered by the Energy Resources Department to successfully complete one-year probation. This certification must be retained throughout the length of employment. The hiring process will include substance abuse testing.
For more information on the position or to apply online, please visit the official job page HERE: http://apps.mesaaz.gov/jobdescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs3720.pdf