Meter Technician

Company Name: Idaho Power Company
Phone Number: (208) 388-2965
City: Boise
State/Provence: Idaho
Zip: 83702
Job Title: Meter Technician
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Metermen
Posting Start Date: April 28, 2016
Salary: 34.20-41.19
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

JOB DESCRIPTION

With little or no supervision, performs installations and maintenance on all types of revenue metering applications. Connects and disconnects all self-contained and transformer rated meters. Energizes transformers and services. Maintains / repairs AMI (automated metering infrastructure) communications and metering equipment. May connect and disconnect services, connect and disconnect meters, exchange meters and/or perform collection activities. Serves as a revenue metering expert, will conduct investigations of poor quality workmanship or equipment failure, field test CTs, and perform customer-requested meter tests. Serves as a mentor for Meter Specialists and Meter Technician Apprentices. Provides technical metering training to others in IPC as needed. Uses personal computer and mainframe applications (PassPort) to maintain all pertinent records related to meters, meter inventory, installation verifications, and to program electronic meters and related metering devices. Demonstrates commitment to C.A.R.E.S program and the safety of IPC employees and our customers. Troubleshoots and corrects metering errors, ensures follow-up on corrections for billing, failure reporting, revenue protection reporting and process re-engineering to prevent reoccurrence. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property.

Relocation and/or Signing bonuses may be available.

 

If you have previously applied for this position your resume and application are still being considered. A new application is not needed at this time.

Experience Required:

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of: ·         Electrical and electronic theory and application including AC three phase quality management system requirements; governing authority; standard requirements for revenue metering; IPC network/PC applications (e-mail, network files, online forms, shared files, and meter related software and applications); electrical theory as related to metering; meter types; meter-base configuration/check-out procedures, and identification; IPC safety program, proper use/care of personal protective equipment, hot line tools (long sticks and shotguns); Public event process documentation; IPC power distribution system; transformer configurations/connections, underground and overhead customer service requirements; wire sizing and proper connections; state and local electrical inspection requirements; collection and arrangement procedures. Application of electrical and electronic test equipment in troubleshooting AC and DC systems.

·         Prefer: Thorough knowledge of electronics, electricity and electronic theory; telephone modems and data transfer.

Skills in: ·         The use of personal computers, Microsoft Office spreadsheet and word processing and other job related software applications used for mapping, record keeping and field order completion (Mobile Workforce); Passport, FieldSmart etc; oral and written communication. Installation and maintenance of electromechanical and electronic devices; practical application of algebra and trigonometry; troubleshooting AC / DC systems; meter testing, repair, and/or operation.
Ability to: ·         Self motivated; work with others in a team environment; use safety and personal protective equipment properly; discuss power usage with residential, commercial, industrial, and irrigation customers; operate IPC radio properly; use Customer Information System, Meter Information System and Asset Suite applications; solve advanced mathematics problems related to metering; train Meter Specialists and Meter Tech apprentices; perform work from ladders, poles; remove and install self-contained and transformer-rated meters; keep detailed records; operate ATV/UTV’s, snowmobiles and aerial devices; perform vehicle inspections and maintain safe, clean, orderly, mechanically maintained company vehicles.

·         Prefer: Accurately and timely diagnose equipment problems with IPC large customers, determine resources/materials needed, coordinate with others to resolve and repair as needed; drive and operate/perform work from small bucket trucks and /or structures; read and understand electrical schematics, substation prints, construction drawings, diagrams, and feeder maps.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: ·         High school diploma or GED.
Experience: ·         Certificate of completion of an Apprentice Meter Technician training program that is recognized by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), including at least four years of relevant work experience, OR six years documented experience as a meter technician, (two of which must be documented at a journeyman level).

·         Prefer: Certificate of completion of a Meter Technician Apprentice training program that is recognized by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT).

Licenses & Certifications ·         Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position. Valid DOT Medical Card, or ability to obtain prior to hire.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Job requires the person to occasionally bend, stoop and squat, crouch, climb into and out of vehicles, ascend/descend ladders, twist, kneel, balance and reach. Occasionally lift shoulder height and above, waist high and knee high items weighing up to 60 lbs; rarely 70 lbs. Occasionally use exertional force greater than 50 lbs. Occasionally carry items with one hand or two hand weighing up to 60 lbs. Must be able to operate vehicle foot and hand controls. Frequently grasp items such as hand and power tools, test equipment, etc; use fine manipulation frequently while using small hand tools, computer keyboard, etc. To ensure the manufacturer’s rated capacity of climbing hooks, ladders, and aerial equipment are not exceeded, applicant body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement / post-offer Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) and DOT Med Card.

 

JOB COMPETENCIES

·         Safety Awareness, Decision Making, Managing Work (includes Time Management), Quality Orientation, Communication, Initiating Action, Contributing to Team Success, Applied Learning, and Energy.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

·         Maintain a company vehicle in accordance with Company policy

·         Work on-call outside regular business hours.

·         Work outside in adverse conditions

·         Must live within 25 minutes of the POC.

·         Provide climbing tool and some hand tools

·         Must purchase and wear approved safety footwear.

·         To ensure the manufacturer’s rated capacity of climbing hooks are not exceeded, applicant’s body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs.

·         Some off site training required; satisfactory completion of all required training as identified.

·         Additional safety related training may be required.

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please visit our website at www.idahopower.com/careers and complete our online application.

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at: Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email: jobs@idahopower.com

Posting End Date: May 11, 2016