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Purpose of Position & Job Responsibilities
To test, repair, calibrate and install all types of electrical metering equipment for industrial, commercial, and residential installations. Maintains cooperative electric metering equipment and provides power quality inspections for other cooperative and member applications as directed.
1. Using precision test equipment in the shop or field tests, repairs, installs, and maintains all types of customer metering equipment including, but not limited to kwh meters, demand meters, recording devices, instrument transformers, pulse initiating devices and remote metering.
2. Installs and removes C/T metering transformers, sockets, enclosures, and conduits.
3. Installs, removes, and reads load survey recorders for cooperative and member information.
4. Analyzes and may correct customer voltage problems and transient voltage disturbances (using electronic test equipment) that affect the operation of computers, computer-controlled machines, motors, appliances, etc. Makes recommendations to members, electricians, and Line Department personnel.
5. Analyzes circuits for load, power factor or voltage on customer's premises to provide data for metering changes and member information. Meets with electricians to assist in metering design including metering location and mounting.
6. May perform turn-ons, turn-offs, and collections on three-phase accounts.
7. Performs high bill tests on member's premises and explains rates, billings.
8. Analyzes circuits or meters for error and calculates amount of power loss or overcharge.
9. Investigates metering installations for current diversion and/or theft; evaluates evidence and recommends action.
10. Installs security devices such as lockboxes, lock rings and metal meter covers. Removes or repairs damaged equipment.
11. Prepares various reports and records, including mileage, meter testing, engineering, transfers, and expense accounts.
12. May direct activities of personnel in equal or lower classifications.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Meets requirements of Journeyman Meterman and possesses a National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Journeyman Meterman certification or equivalent.
High school diploma or GED.
Requires a valid driver’s license (Class A CDL is preferred, but not required).
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code, National Electrical Code, Washington State Electrical Safety Code for utilities, power line construction, methods, materials, and equipment.
Knowledge of utility accounting systems.
Knowledge of Rural Utilities Service contracting requirements and construction standards along with OSHA standards.
Ability to read electrical blueprints, schematics and meter wiring diagrams or have the aptitude to quickly learn these skills.
Additional experience in electronics or as electrical wireman is desirable.
Must be proficient at the use of a personal computer and familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Outlook, Excel, Word.
Other combinations education/experience may be considered.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
2 years Journeyman Meterman experience preferred.
Understanding of relevant environmental concerns.
Mental Demands/Working Conditions:
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.
Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in accordance with changing requirements.
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly changing work environment.
Ability to understand personal and departmental role in the bigger organization picture, and to respond as an effective team member.
Ability to work under pressure. Must be able to make decisions with minimal data.
Must be able to work more than 12 hours during extreme outage situations. Must be available for unscheduled work as needed.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee frequently is required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Other specific abilities required are ability to talk using the telephone and hear within normal range.
Internal Number: Journeyman Meterman
About Inland Power
About Inland Power & Light
Inland Power and Light is a nonprofit electric cooperative providing affordable, safe and reliable electricity to over 40,000 member-owners in 13 counties throughout eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Founded in 1937, Inland Power is the largest electric cooperative in Washington.
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Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.