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PSEG Temporary Meter Reader Newark (Master) in Newark, New Jersey

Requisition ID: 54229

Job Function/Category: Laborers

Employment Type: Non-Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

PSE&G Interest Posting for Future Temporary Meter Reader positions requiring Pre-employment Testing for employment. If a vacancy becomes available and you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, you may be contacted.

Please apply to only one of the Meter Reader Interest Postings based on which work location (Audubon, Burlington, Cranford, Hackensack, Harmon Cove, Newark, New Brunswick, Roseland or Lawrenceville) is best for you. Due to the overwhelming number of applicants, if you apply to more than one region, we will not be able to process your application and you will not be considered for any position in any of the regions .

This is a temporary position which requires a SAFE DRIVING RECORD and the use of a personal vehicle on a daily basis (mileage and gas expense reimbursed in accordance with the prevailing I.R.S. limit). This position does not offer health insurance coverage.

Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete background screening, including employment and education verification, driving history review, criminal review and drug test.

The meter reader performs field work in connection with reading gas, electric and other related work. Duties include: safely reading and recording meter readings at customers’ premises; recording reasons for no-readings and recording any unusual conditions; resetting and resealing demand meters and meter enclosures as directed; reporting unusual and unsafe conditions to supervision in accordance with established procedures and reporting any emergency conditions immediately to supervision.

Physical Requirements:

• Constant –Walking, on average 6-8 miles per day in all types of weather

• Constant - Stair climbing, up to 100-150 sets per day

• Constant - Standing

• Frequent - Bending forward, Reaching, Flexing elbows and wrists, Twisting, Kneeling

• Occasional - Sitting, Crawling, Twisting, Reaching, Turning, Crouching.

• Occasional- Lifting of 20-30 lbs

• Vision - Must be able to read meters

• Other- Must be able to grasp and push buttons on hand-held device


•Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.

•If you have 3 or more serious violations (e.g., point-bearing offenses, at-fault accidents, unsafe behaviors) in the last three years you will not meet this job requirement.

•Must have and maintain in good operating condition, a motor vehicle for use in performing assigned duties.

•Minimum of 6 months experience working outdoors within the last 3 years.

•Must have communication skills, poise, and tact, in order to handle routine customer contacts in a pleasant and courteous manner.

•Must be neat and accurate in work.

•Must have a high school diploma or GED.

•Must satisfactorily pass the Meter Reader Test.


•Experience with reading meters.

•Experience working in a position in which you are aware of your surroundings and/or personal safety.

•Ability to use good judgment in making on-the-job decisions and experience in having positive interaction with customers.

•Ability to read maps

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

This site ( ) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information. Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information. Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made. If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

Diversity at PSEG: Equal Opportunity Employer

PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.