Meter Technician

E & O - Operations Support Keystone Heights, Florida


Description

 

METER TECHNICIAN

 

Department:E & O – Operations Support/Meter Shop

 

Location:Keystone Heights

 

Classification:Non Exempt

 

Posting Date:June 2, 2021

 

 

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. does not sponsor employment visas.

 

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request by emailing [email protected] or by calling 352-473-8000, EXT 8226.  Please be advised that this assistance is available for individuals who require accommodation due to disability.

 

 

Classification Summary:

 

Individuals in positions allocated to this class perform skilled, technical, trades work performing transformer meter installation and maintenance. Primary responsibilities include performing the required work in connection with maintenance, operation, and service of distribution lines, transmission lines, substations protective equipment, regulators, transformer rated meters, and other related equipment owned by the Cooperative.

 

Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Meter Technician Supervisor who reviews the work on a periodic basis to ensure that the employee is performing the duties and responsibilities in a satisfactory manner and is providing adequate direction to lower level meter technicians and adhering to safe work practices.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

(Note:  These job functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  All employees are expected to demonstrate cooperation in working with others, deal effectively with members and practice safety consciousness.)

 

  1. Transformer Rated Meters.  Installs, tests, repairs, calibrates and performs maintenance on transformer rated meters and other related equipment.
  2. Coordinate Outages.  Coordinates planned outages with members and district offices for metering equipment change-outs and maintenance projects.
  3. Clearance Approval.  Receives clearance to energize or to temporarily de-energize power lines from the Engineering and Operations Department and/or district; acts as a switchworker during power outages and line conversions.
  4. Paperwork.  Is responsible for inspecting completed transformer rated meter installation within thirty (30) days following installation.
  5. Metering Software Knows and properly uses personal computers and laptops with metering software.
  6. Power Quality Performs power quality investigations of large power consumers and submits load data to engineering for evaluation.
  7. AMI Is familiar with AMI meter operation and testing procedures.
  8. Tools and Equipment Is responsible for test equipment on transformer rated meters and other test equipment, to include metering equipment at member level and in substations.
  9. Safety Practices safe work habits in the performance of all job duties and is familiar with and strictly adheres to those portions of the Cooperative Safety Manual that pertain to their job and work area.
  10. Other Essential DutiesEach employee is responsible to perform other duties as required to benefit the Cooperative and its members.

 

 

Other Job Duties:

 

  1. Performs maintenance and repair work, when necessary, to SCADA equipment.
  2. Installs, tests and calibrates transducers, transponders and other related equipment as needed.
  3. Complies with all traffic laws and related safety rules and safe work practices in the Cooperative Safety Manual and is able to perform CPR and first aid.

 

 

Minimum Training and Experience:

 

This position requires an Associate of Science degree with a major in electronics from an accredited college or university, plus five (5) years of experience in metering with an electric utility, one (1) year of which must have been at the level of a Meter Technician, preferably through Clay Electric's line of progression for Meter Technician. 

 

Substitution:

Additional related experience may be substituted for the Associate of Science degree on a year for year basis.

 

Individuals in this position must maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Ability to use electronic test equipment and the knowledge to interpret the results. 

 

Broad knowledge of electrical theory and practical application of theoretical concepts.

 

Ability to read and comprehend meter diagrams.

 

Ability to use personal computers in the scope of programming microprocessor based meters and equipment and the ability to learn metering software.

 

Ability to install power quality test equipment and interpret results to recommend solutions.

 

Ability to recognize and correct areas in meter design, meter circuit assembly and application.

 

Ability to diagnose meter malfunctions and restore meters to normal operation.

 

Ability to understand the meaning and significance of manufacturers’ technical publications.

 

This position requires the employee to be available to perform work after normal working hours when necessary.

 

FLSA

 

Non-exempt

 

5/2021

 

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment shall be considered on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental handicap or disability, where otherwise qualified, or marital or veteran status.  Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. treats all employees equally without discrimination in rates of pay and other opportunities for advancement.

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. has a drug-free workplace policy.

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. participates in E-Verify.  E-Verify electronically compares information entered on the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, with records contained in Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases.  This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB ANALYSIS FORM

for

METER TECHNICIAN

 

This form is used to determine the essential function and physical requirements of each

job class for recruitment purposes to comply with the American With Disabilities Act.

 

Tools, Equipment, Vehicles, or Machinery Used:

 

Small and full size bucket trucks, step and extension ladders, meter testers (shop and field), personal computer (laptop and desktop), distribution field equipment (voltmeter, amp probe, line logger, long stick and hot stick), hand tools, power tools, shovels

 

Work Conditions:

 

Work is Performed:

Indoors

Outdoors

Both

 

 

 

X

 

Exposure To:

Cold

Heat

Wet/Humid

Noise/Vibration

Hazards

Dust

Fumes

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Communication Requirements:

 

Hearing:

Yes

No

Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.

X

 

Ability to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machine parts.

X

 

 

Talking:

Yes

No

Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

X

 

Ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers.

X

 

Ability to speak loudly, such as when speaking over loud machinery.

X

 

No speaking is required.

 

X

 

Visual Requirements:

Yes

No

Field of vision requires the normal ability, such as working with figures, on computer terminals or reading.

X

 

Field of vision requires the ability to see small or detailed items, such as working on machines.

X

 

Field of vision requires the ability to operate equipment, such as trucks, forklifts, cranes.

X

 

Repetitive Motions:

Yes

No

Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, such as keyboarding or handwriting.

X

 

 


Physical Requirements of the Job:

Note: - In terms of an 8-hour workday, "Occasionally" equals 1% to 33% of the time, "Frequently" means 34% to 66% of the time, and "Continuously" means 67% to 100% of the time.

 

Employee Must Lift & Carry:

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Up to 5 lbs

 

 

 

X

6 to 10 lbs

 

 

 

X

11 to 20 lbs

 

 

X

 

21 to 25 lbs

 

 

X

 

26 to 50 lbs

 

X

 

 

51 to 100 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

Employee is Required To:

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Bend

 

 

X

 

Squat

 

 

X

 

Crawl

X

 

 

 

Climb

 

 

X

 

Reach Above Shoulder Level

 

X

 

 

Reach Below Shoulder Level

 

X

 

 

 

Employee Must Use Hands for Repetitive Action:

Simple Grasping

Pushing

Pulling

Fingering

Yes:

X

X

X

X

No:

 

 

 

 

 

Definitions:

  1. Simple Grasping- Apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  2. Pushing-Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  3. Pulling-Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  4. Fingering-Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

 

Employee Must Use Feet for Repetitive Action:

Right

Left

Yes:

X

X

No: