Meter Reader

Meter Readers read water, gas and electric meters to ensure proper functioning of operations. They should have strong attention to detail and remain alert to changes in meter levels.

Duties and tasks

  • Examine meters and fixtures for proper functioning, reporting damages or defects
  • Monitor and record meter levels and changes, updating database systems
  • Notify appropriate managers and personnel of irregularities and unsafe meter levels
  • Observe water, gas and electric meters to ensure readings are at appropriate levels
  • Operate meters and perform minor adjustments on meters and operations

Skills required

  • Alertness
  • Analytical Abilities
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Meter Readers typically work Mondays to Fridays during regular business hours, but may be required to work evenings or weekends in the case of a problem. They typically work in operation or maintenance areas of facilities and organisations.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Water Association
The Electrical, Utilities and Public Administration Training Council Inc

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