Journeyman Meterman

Company Name: Central Lincoln PUD
Phone Number: (541) 574-1202
City: Newport
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97365
Job Title: Journeyman Meterman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Metermen
Posting Start Date: January 18, 2018
Salary: $47.08
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

SUMMARY STATEMENT 

Service, test, and calibrate all electric watt-hour, demand and recording meters; instrument transformers and related test equipment; wire instrument transformers; watt-hour, and reactive metering circuits.  Investigate power diversion and related metering problems using AMI System.  Field test and inspect metering installations as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – Duties may include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Service, test and calibrate all types of poly-phase and single-phase watt-hour meters.
  • Utilize computers to program and test meters.
  • Field test and shop test all types of meter installations utilizing field test analyzers, load boxes and computer technologies.
  • Field test and demagnetize current transformer installations.
  • Install, test and program meter interface units and metering devices.
  • Troubleshoot all types of meter installations.
  • Operate power tools, multi-meters, voltmeters, ampere-meters, phase rotation meters, phase angle meters, circuit analyzers, etc.
  • Work from ladders rooftops, operate and work from bucket trucks.
  • Keep accurate records and maintain computer database.
  • Develop and maintain metering programs.
  • Receive meter shipments, number meters, record information and update computer records.
  • Use customer accounts and billing systems, material management system and network service systems on a daily basis.
  • Install and/or remove self-contained or CT-rated meters in change out programs.
  • Install and test totalizing equipment.
  • Wire new CT metering installations, review and upgrade CT installations.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Central Lincoln’s service area.
  • Must be computer literate and able to take the initiative to develop meter programs.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and the required safety precautions.
  • Ability to use and understand the importance of personal protective equipment.
  • Relevant rules, regulations, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local governmental laws and regulations.
  • Computer technology.

Skill in:

  • Harmonics and their effect on electrical meter outputs.
  • Programming different manufacturer’s meters correctly.
  • Installation, testing and reading data of CT installations, understand the ratios of CT’s.
  • Programming KVAR meters (know the manual plotting of the phase angles from the meter installation).
  • Knowledge and history of pulse metering for large commercial customers for load management.
  • Understand the AC concepts of single phase and 3 phase metering.
  • Testing of watt hour meters, both single phase and 3 phase.
  • Understand the Delta and Wye voltages as it relates to meter configurations.
  • Service troubleshooting and communication to customers.
  • Energy diversion.

Ability to:

  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Work on uneven ground, off ladders and during inclement weather.
  • Regularly monitor meter data to verify accuracy and reliability.
  • Apply work practices, installation methods and procedures, test procedures and equipment, materials, tools and equipment used in the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment and power systems.
  • Generate computer reports, disseminate data, read and review all received data on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Apply the principles of electricity, mathematics, wiring and connections; read and interpret diagrams and schematics and adapt to rapidly changing technology and job conditions.
  • Multitask and prioritize daily work.
  • Respond to emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through respectful, inclusive work habits and through the valuing and welcoming of cultural differences in all position responsibilities.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and respectfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and as a team member with diverse staff throughout the organization.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients of diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and co-workers.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate Central Lincoln’s performance competencies.
Experience Required:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & PROGRESSION

This position requires successful completion of a three (3) year approved Metering Apprenticeship or equivalent that includes passing the IBEW Exam.

  • An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.
  • Valid driver’s license:  Yes
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required:  Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement:  Yes
  • FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP

  • Reports to the Operations Supervisor.
How to Apply:

Submit the online application at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cencoast

Posting End Date: February 18, 2018