City of Garland, TX Meter Technician - Electric in Garland, Texas

Responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing, testing and calibrating all types of electrical energy metering and related equipment. Also, responsible for successfully completing the Apprentice Meter Technician Program through the City of Garland Electric Department.

  • Test the accuracy of meters used for recording electric current consumption.

  • Install, disconnect, remove and reconnect electric power meters used to record current consumption of residential, commercial and industrial customers.

  • Operate electronic equipment to locate and identify buried conductors underground.

  • Identify, analyze and repair system disturbances and abnormalities.

  • Work with voltage up to 600 unsupervised.

Education/ Experience:

  • Successful completion of a recognized Apprentice Training and Progression Program in electrical energy metering or related area.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of meter reading software

  • Skill in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Skill in installing and calibrating electrical energy metering equipment

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to learn and develop through an instructional program

  • Ability to work on hot secondary unsupervised

  • Ability to obtain Texas Class “A” CDL within 90 days of hire

  • Ability to complete the Garland Power & Light Apprentice Meter Technician Program as it is outlined

*The duties of this job as described may be subject to adherence with both NERC Standards and ERCOT Protocols including but not limited to acting as a “Subject Matter Expert” (SME) in performing the essential job duties and responsibilities.

Valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license

The incumbent works outdoors on construction sites and around parameters of buildings with frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.

Customer Service

Dependability

Personal Organization

Problem Solving/Analysis

Quality

Self Development

Technical Skills

Work Environment/Safety

High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

ID: 2017-5124

Department Name: Electric Distribution

Job Code Category: Electric Utilities

External Company Name: City of Garland, TX

External Company URL: http://www.garlandtx.gov

Competencies: Customer Service Dependability Personal Organization Problem Solving/Analysis Quality Self Development Technical Skills Work Environment/Safety

Minimum Education & Work Experience: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.