Part-Time Meter Reader

  • Mission Support Positions
  • El Cajon, CA
  • $23/hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $23/hour

Website helixwater Helix Water District

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications received after June 12, 2022, will only be considered if the position is not filled.

Helix Water District is currently seeking a Part Time Meter Reader to join their team. This is a part time position with no benefits.  This position will be responsible for reading water meter routes during absences of full time staff.  Assist with reading of water meters for customers wishing to initiate or terminate water service and reread meters for consumption confirmation.   Performs maintenance in and around the meter box, including the removal of soil and trimming of overgrown vegetation.   Under general supervision, this position will also perform meter and lateral maintenance and replacement. Answer basic questions from customer while delivering excellent customer service.


Overview of Responsibilities 

Read residential, commercial, industrial and automated meters on assigned routes and reread meters for consumption confirmation.

Deliver customer communications, including pending shut off notices.

Answers basic questions from customers and provide general information in a tactful manner in order to enhance customer relations.

Keeps accurate records of readings and other data collected in conformance with department procedures.

Perform maintenance in and around the meter boxes to improve access, including removal of soil from the box and trimming of overgrown vegetation.

Under direct supervision performs meter and lateral maintenance, including curb stop and consumer valve repairs and replacements.

Under general supervision performs meter and meter register replacements as part of the District’s meter replacement program.

Make minor repairs and replaces meter lids.



One year of experience involving public contact.   General experience with plumbing and or irrigation repair and maintenance is desired.

A valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.

Ability to work Monday – Friday, between 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (schedule time will vary) between 15-20 hours per week. There may be some weeks with no available work hours.

Valid California Class C driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under district’s vehicle insurance policy.

Dependable and trustworthy individual with excellent communication and customer service skills.

Ability to stay calm under pressure with a courteous and professional demeanor at all times.

Familiarity or ability to be trained on the use of an iPad.

Ability to work outdoors up to 8 hours a day while walking in all weather conditions. Ability to frequently stoop, kneel or crouch, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.

Ability to effectively handle upset customers and uncooperative dogs.

Familiar with East County or the ability to read maps.


Application Process 

To be considered for the Part Time Meter Reader, 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.

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