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Meterman (UN111)

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 33702
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2021

Job Description

Job Specifications

Test, install and maintain transformer-rated meter installations. Perform or exchange Company specified self-contained and transformer-rated meter testing per test schedule. Recognize potential hazards, respond and correct all problems relating to revenue metering. 

PAY RANGE:   $45.82 per hour (Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Meter Services Supervisor

LOCATION:   Cheyenne, Wyoming 

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • Must live within 60 minutes of reporting location.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Build and install primary voltage metering applications. 
  • Test, maintain, adjust and make repairs to transformer rated type meters, panel meter applications, associated equipment and indicating demand meters.  
  • Install and maintain meter telemetry and modems for remote meter reading and customer load management applications.   
  • Clean and test meters (both as found and as left) for optimum accuracy and functionality.  
  • Maintain meter installation records and verifications of associated company identification numbers in the meter tracking (CIS) system to include retirements.  
  • Install all instrument meter applications involving secondary current transformer installations and wiring.
  • Install all secondary transformer metering connections, both overhead and underground.  
  • Install recording and check meters for customer load verification.
  • Develop and program meters with software for marketing and rate departments programs.
  • Provide information and support for all meters installed in substations, power plants and inter-tie points.
  • Provide all metering history and information to customer account reps and managers.
  • Work with construction reps to ensure construction projects are in alignment with electric meter standards.  Provide technical support as needed. 
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair gatekeepers, repeaters, modems and all forms of communication devices associated with Advanced Metering Infrastructure.
  • Provide onsite support for line and service crews and construction reps.
  • Order, provide and maintain a continuous stock of various types of meters for all BHC.
  • Obtain continuous knowledge of new technologies on metering advances and testing procedures. 
  • Perform current and voltage transformer calculations to determine the size of equipment to be used on customer installations.
  • Perform pulse and/or interval data calculations.
  • Test new CT/PTs for BHC to ensure accuracy. Recertify used CT/PT for reuse.
  • Perform calculations used in internal meter multipliers applied to meter software for optimum meter resolution.
  • Perform and understand results of onsite meter installation analysis to determine the integrity of both new and old installations.   These include Watts, VARS, KVA, Power Factor Multiplier X, meter timing and harmonics.
  • Set up and maintain software programs used by BHP on its metering and measurement devices.
  • Calibrate and test Electric Meter Test Boards & field equipment to meet requirements.
  • Actively participate on Electric Meter Standards for BHC and work practices.
  • Attend all safety meetings and other employee training as assigned.
  • Connects/disconnects, disconnects for non-payment, high bill complaints, customer service work.
  • Attend safety meetings and other employee training as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Willing to work overtime for after-hours callouts and extended days. 
  • Recognize and identify transformer secondary connections and customer electric service systems including bidirectional installations. 
  • Work on transformer-rated metering (600 Volts Max) on the secondary side of the transformer. Trained and proficient in bucket truck operation within 90 days of employment. 
  • Must follow all safety rules and requirements at all times. 
  • Maintain effective working relationship with direct supervisor and reporting manager.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers and other departments. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Journeyman Meter Technician – NON DOL shall have completed a qualified (4) year apprenticeship or have completed 7200 hours of documented meter technician training and be able to obtain Department of Labor (DOL) certification within eighteen (18) months from date of hire. Shall be capable of performing transformer-rated metering installations, troubleshooting, and testing in accordance with the Company’s established metering standards, work standards, company policies and safety practices. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Wyoming Driver License. 
  • Must be able to complete OSHA requirements as outlined.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal communication. 
  • Able to work around energized systems. 
  • High regard for the goals of the company and its employees. 
  • An aptitude for leadership and the associated responsibilities. 
  • An understanding of the commitment to quality and customer relations. 
  • A commitment to prompt and accurate documentation/record keeping. 
  • A “team first” attitude, focus on coaching and leading/teaching by example. 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Demonstrate agility by adjusting to changing circumstances. 
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings. 
  • Ability to interpret manufacturers’ equipment manuals. 
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. 
  • Ability to learn and utilize Company software applications and electronic devices. 
  • Demonstrate safe work ethic. 
  • Demonstrate problem solving abilities.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION 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: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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 10% (e.g. 2 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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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 (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, 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 Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is 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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Meterman (UN111)

Cheyenne, WY, United States