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Meter Reader (UN747)

Location: Laramie, WY, United States
Job ID: 34415
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2022

Job Description

Job Specifications

Utilize handheld and mobile-mounted computer equipment to ensure the accurate and timely reading of the company’s natural gas meters.

WAGE RANGE: $16.98 – $26.14 per hour (Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION: Laramie, Wyoming 

  • Must live within 20 minutes of reporting location.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for reading meters and recording consumptions.
  • Maintain meters and appurtenance, general upkeep of facilities and minor tasks as required.
  • Perform basic technical tasks and assist with installs, testing and removal of appliances, meter and associated electronic meter reading equipment.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high-pressure systems.
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to operate necessary equipment.
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Ability to interact positively with customers and successfully complete customer inquiries.
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a field job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machines and equipment. Employee frequently accesses low and high areas with additional equipment, ascends/descends stairs, maintains coordination, and engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching). Employee may occasionally use a respirator. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small, enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways). Willing to travel up to 15% (e.g., 3.5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid parental leave, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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