A meter reader checks a residential gas meter

Meter Reader

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Meter Reader

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

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