NorthWestern Energy Meter Reader in Billings, Montana
13-Jul-2017 to 27-Jul-2017 (MST)
Distribution Operations - MT
Billings, MT, USA
Seasonal Full Time
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INTERNAL/EXTERNAL: JOB REQUISITION # 2435
POSTING DATES: July 13, 2017 through July 27, 2017
Meter Reader 1st Class - 1st 3 MO
IBEW 44 Rate - $21.03
Seasonal Full-Time (Subject to Layoff and Recall Dependent Upon Workload)
SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION
The Meter Reader reads electrical and gas meters for commercial and residential clients in urban and rural settings. The Meter Reader collects data from residential meters through use of a computer system that receives radio signals broadcast by meters when the operator drives (typically) within 100 meters to 2 miles of the meter. To collect commercial meter data, the operator follows a pre-designated walking route. The commercial meter data is manually inputted. The meter reader must be able to accurately and efficiently read meters, manually input data into a handheld computer, walk frequently (including on uneven terrain), interact with customers as needed, and work and drive in all weather conditions.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
Read electric and gas meters including accurately inputting meter data into a handheld computer
Work overtime as necessary
Complete required paper or computer work
Interact with the public to issue billing notices, answer common questions, and / or document and refer concerns to appropriate NorthWestern Energy resources
Remain alert for leaks, malfunctioning equipment, or units in need of gross repair during general meter reading duties
Report issues to appropriate parties in a timely manner when issues are detected
Drive to, from, and within meter routes including commercial-meter walking routes
Perform vehicle inspection as required
MARGINAL WORK FUNCTIONS
*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.
Assist utility crew members to locate meters (may include evening or weekend work, particularly during acute service outages)*
Maintain and organize equipment required to perform Meter Reader tasks
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record
Possession of or ability to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification
Must be able to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.
External applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at1-800-245-6977, or via email at email@example.com.
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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithoutregard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.