Meter Reader I/II

  • Mechanical/Utility
  • Mission Support Positions
  • El Cajon, CA
  • August 21, 2022

Website helixwater Helix Water District

HELIX WATER DISTRICT is seeking a Meter Reader I/II to join our team. Do you prefer working outdoors and staying active? Do you possess strong customer service skills and take pride in the quality of your work? If so, this might be the right position for you! Helix Water District is a progressive industry leader looking for innovative and dedicated employees. This is your chance to develop your skills and abilities while working toward your professional aspirations.

The Meter Reader I/II follows a prescribed routine in reading and recording water meter readings which requires walking up to 10 miles a day; observes and reports meter and/or service defects; performs meter and route maintenance; makes minor repairs to meters and meter lids; and performs related duties as assigned.

Meter Reader I: $4,309 – $5,499/monthly
Meter Reader II: $4,988 – $6,366/monthly

Meter Reader I is the entry-level classification and is flexibly staffed with the journey-level Meter Reader II classification. Typically, profic­ien­cy criteria are met within a 6- to 24-month period, depending on an individual’s prior experience.

Reads residential, commercial, industrial and automated meters on assigned routes; locates meters; records readings; makes sure readings fall within historic consumption limits.

Inspects assigned vehicles. Observes and reports damaged and inoperative meters and services.

Uncovers meters, digs out meter boxes and removes debris; reports obstacles preventing reading; makes minor repairs to meters and replaces meter lids.

Answers questions and informs customers in matters dealing with observed leaks, service problems and general information in a tactful manner in order to enhance customer relations; refers customers to the appropriate department or individual.

Keeps accurate records of readings and other data collected in conformance with department proce­dures. Prepares handheld devices, field request slips and reports for distribution.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year of experience involving public contact. Must have training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent. A valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.

Ideal Candidate:
Able to do basic arithmetic, recordkeeping and navigate the district’s service areas.
Strong attention to detail.
Able to carry out work assignments involving constant standing and walking in a variety of weather conditions, up to 10 miles per day.
Excellent customer service skills and has ability to use tact, discretion, patience and understanding in dealing with customers and the public.

To be considered for the Meter Reader I/II, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

Applications received after Sunday, August 21, 2022, will only be considered if the position is not filled.

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