Company Name: Central Lincoln PUD
Phone Number: (541) 574-1202
Job Title: Journeyman Meterman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Metermen
Posting Start Date: January 18, 2018
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Reports to the Operations Supervisor.
Posting End Date: February 18, 2018