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Meter Readers read electric, gas or water meters, record usage, inspect meters and connections for defects and damage, and report irregularities.


  • loads and unloads mail conveyances and internal mail handling equipment
  • checks meter numbers and records any broken seals or other damage
  • updates clients details and notes location of meters
  • downloads information recorded on hand held computer into a central database
  • may respond to customer queries or refer them onto the customer service department
  • may undertake customer surveys.


  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Meter Reader

  • You can work as a Meter Reader without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Customer Service

  • Physical Demand

  • Meeting Deadlines

  • Communication Skills

  • Meter Reading

  • Water Meters

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