Electric Meter Apprentice

Post Date
February 14, 2023

Expiration Date
April 30, 2023

Wake Forest, N.C.

Town of Wake Forest

Job Summary

The Town of Wake Forest is accepting applications for the position of Electric Meter Apprentice. Employees in this position perform routine and semi-skilled work in support of the Electric Division to include line location, load management, automatic meter reading (AMR) and automated metering infrastructure (AMI) systems. Normal work schedule is Monday-Friday; 7:00am- 3:30pm.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the correct, safe, and efficient performance of locating underground utilities
  • Finds faults in underground utilities
  • Uses lap-top computer or other devices to receive, document and close out excavation notices, both during normal hours and after hours
  • Reads and interprets utility maps / prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities
  • Uses assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities
  • Receives and responds to excavation notices during normal and after hours in accordance with established time requirements
  • Assists with the installation of meters and related equipment
  • Assists in the testing of electrical meters
  • Assists in the programming, installation and retrieval of data from meters and monitoring equipment for reporting purposes
  • Assists with consultations with electric customers about high bill concerns
  • Investigates and follows through on instances of meter-tampering
  • Assists with meter change out and the recording of GPS data to pinpoint meter locations
  • Collects data to be used for GPS mapping of meters
  • Preforms line locates

Job Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally; in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently; and in excess of 20 pounds constantly.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to operate a variety of vehicles and equipment and inspect and assemble small parts.
  • Minimum and Preferred Education and Experience
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid Class A North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within six months of hire.

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