Meter Technician 1st Class

Reliability & Operations Sumterville, Florida


Description

One of the Nation's largest electric distribution cooperatives located in Central Florida

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

 

 Meter Technician 1st Class

Department:

Reliability & Operations

Reports to:

Metering Supervisor

Location:

Sumterville Work Center – 293 S Hwy 301, Sumterville, FL

Pay Rate:

Hourly: $47.10

Classification: 

Represented/Non Exempt

Posting Date(s):

For Internal-Friday, August 12th, 2022, through Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

# Of Vacancies:

1

                                      External-Until filled**

 

* For Internal applicants only: Per Section 8.4 of the Labor agreement, “When a job becomes open in classifications except at the entry level, the Cooperative shall post a notice of the job openings for a seven (7) working day period. Employees who desire to be considered for assignments to said openings shall notify Human Resources in writing within the above-described time limit.”           

^ SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving over 200,000 families and businesses across seven counties in

   Central Florida, making SECO Energy the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the sixth largest in the nation.

^ SECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  

    without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

^ After conclusion of posting date for Internals, qualified employees will be considered on an equal basis with external applicants    **This posting will be closed and no longer available to receive applications upon the discretion of SECO Energy.

General Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair on all types of electric meters and associated metering equipment and control systems used in a distribution electric utility.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications and Competencies

The following includes the minimum job requirements and essential duties for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Some job requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

 

Education

Minimum 

High School or GED

 

 

 

Preferred 

2 Year / Associate Degree

Major:

Electronics or related discipline from a recognized technical school or certificate from a vocational school.

Preferred 

Certification as a Journeyman Meter Technician from an accredited metering apprentice program.

 

Experience

Minimum 

Five (5) years directly related experience as a Meter Technician.

 

Preferred 

Experience or similar work with an electric utility or related industry.

 

Education and/or Experience Notes

Job related experience may be substituted as follows: Equivalent position with a distribution electric utility, contractor or related industry with a minimum of one year experience as a fully qualified Meter Technician 1st Class/Journeyman Meter Technician.

 

 

Other Requirements

  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including a personal computer, printers, copy machines, telephone, and fax machine and radio communications equipment.
  • Ability to work irregular hours for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling and report to work on short notice during emergency situations.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license for regular driving privileges of a company vehicle; must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by SECO Energy.
  • Frequent business travel to all areas of service territory required.
  •    The normal work week consists of five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour days, or four (4) consecutive ten (10) hour days, exclusive of meal time, Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight.
    • The Cooperative will determine if an eight (8) hour or ten (10) hour schedule will be used and shall establish the normal schedule of starting and quitting time.
    • Shift schedules may be changed by giving a 36-hour notice of the changed schedule.
    • Ability to work irregular hours for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling and report to work on short notice during emergency situations and outside of regular assigned shift; ability to work overtime, on-call and availability to respond to call-outs and maintain an acceptable call out response.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen.

 

Living Requirement  

To ensure a timely response to call-outs, employees in this classification must live within a 40- mile radius from the assigned work location.  Employees who live more than a 40-mile radius from their assigned work center must relocate within their first 6 months of employment or transfer.

 

All employees living within the thirty (30) mile radius and are subject to call-outs, are expected to meet the one (1) hour response requirement as stated in Article 10.5. Those employees living over thirty (30) miles but no more than forty (40) miles and subject to call-outs will be required to report within ninety (90) minutes. Regardless of the living distance, employees that are on-call and provided with a SECO vehicle are required to respond within forty-five (45) minutes as detailed in Article 10.5.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to work at heights and from buckets; perform first aid, CPR and bucket rescue; and learn emergency response communication protocol.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment to accomplish goals and meet deadlines; to manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment.
  • Demonstrate the following knowledge and skills to include, but not limited to:
  • Effective communication skills including written, verbal and listening with a customer service attitude to effectively interact with employees, management, contractors, vendors and the public.
  • Knowledge of Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Automated Metering Reading (AMR).
  • Proficiency in personal computer operations with ability to enter and extract data; knowledge of MS Office products; ability to acquire knowledge of corporate computer systems as they relate to the position.
  • Proficiency in the programming, testing and repairs of electronic meters and ability to trouble shoot electrical circuits.
  • Strong knowledge of mathematics with a solid understanding of electricity.
  • Technical knowledge of all types of electrical meters, electrical recording instruments, and meter-related work practices, tool, materials and equipment; knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code and familiarity with the National Electric Code.
  • English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.

 

Verification: The above qualifications and competencies for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions and technical skills exercise(s).

 

Essential Duties and responsibilities

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative. 

 

  • Install recording instruments; perform power quality surveys; and analyze power quality investigations.
  • Build, test and commission new CT and K-base meter services; install wiring for CT and PT metering as directed.
  • Establish communications to capacitor banks and meters.
  • Test and troubleshoot load management devices.
  • Perform field testing of meter installations and replacements.
  • Complete paperwork and record keeping associated with job functions in a neat and timely manner; maintain required test documentation; and record accurate daily timesheets and charge time to proper accounts.
  • Operate equipment such as forklifts and pulling equipment as needed.
  • Thoroughly clean and refurbish meters, meter bases and all other associated metering equipment as needed.
  • Maintain good housekeeping of meter area and all outside storage areas at all times.
  • Maintain current knowledge of equipment, RUS specifications, OSHA regulations, GIS/mapping system and other operational and regulatory systems related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Assume responsibility and maintain assigned tools, materials and equipment in a safe and efficient condition. Maintains vehicle and ensures vehicle is stocked with proper material.
  • Ensure work locations are left in a condition appropriate for public safety and customer satisfaction.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by or those an employee encounters to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl for extended periods.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 65 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

This position requires field work and is regularly exposed to inclement weather conditions and risk of electrical hazards.  The employee may occasionally work from bucket trucks, ladders, structures, high precarious places or confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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