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Liberty Utilities Class 2 Meter Reader Technician (entry level) in Ogdensburg, New York

Class 2 Meter Reader Technician (entry level)

Ogdensburg, NY, US, 13669

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it.

Purpose

This position is responsible for traveling to different sites and conducting gas consumption meter reads using meter reading equipment and responding to customer service requests, not limited to: connections, disconnects, rereading meters, checking for leaks, etc. Communicating with property owners or representatives and maintaining gas meters that measure the gas consumption of homes and businesses. Part of their job is to handle and investigate issues, respond to high bill complaints, inspect systems to identify any damages, troubleshoot problems, and perform repairs or replacements as necessary. Other duties as assigned.

Accountabilities

Field Service

  • Travel in the service territory to visit each home or business on the meter reader list

  • each day.

  • Collect data from meters located inside or outside of homes and other buildings using

  • meter reading equipment.

  • Recheck and verify readings when there have been complaints of readings that appear

  • to be inaccurate.

  • Included in the call-out rotation schedule.

Service & Repair

  • Provide new gas activation services to customers by connecting the meter and

  • disconnecting service when required.

  • Locate and check meters for proper operation. Makes minor repairs in the field such as

  • tightening connections.

  • Report inoperable and malfunctioning devices or unauthorized changes to the meter to

  • supervisor.

Training

  • Completion of Operator Qualification (OQ) Training.

Skills Required

  • Ability to read, record and report data accurately.

  • Must have basic computer skills.

  • Strong customer service and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in various weather conditions.

  • Valid Driver's License

HOURLY RATE: $22.86

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global, Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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