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Meter Worker I/II - Water Distribution

Company: City of Abilene
Location: Abilene
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:


Under the immediate or general supervision of a Lead Supervisor or higher; to perform, either alone or within a team, troubleshooting, testing, repair, replacement, calibrating, repositioning, relocating, programming and activation of water meters, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter transmission units (MTU), valves, boxes, vaults, lids, and other related pipes and appurtenances. These meters and their appurtenances range in size from 5/8-inch to 36-inches.

The Meter Worker is also tasked with collecting and providing manual meter reads, as needed, to support billing operations.

The Meter Worker may also assist with accomplishing other, non-meter tasks, as directed.


These positions do not exercise supervision.


Meter Worker I

Perform preventative maintenance on 5/8" to 2" water metering devices and associated infrastructure to ensure their accuracy and reliability.

Investigate customer complaints related to the accuracy and integrity of 5/8" to 2" water metering devices and their associated infrastructure.

Perform water service turn off and/or turn on for individual accounts at the meter.

Investigate and take appropriate action at the meter location to prevent illegal water usage.

Record locations and details of all work performed

Communicate effectively with other employees, customers and supervisors the nature and status of work being performed.

Meter Worker II

Maintain a safe and productive work site at all times

Perform preventative maintenance on 5/8" to 36" water metering devices and associated infrastructure to ensure their accuracy and reliability.

Investigate customer complaints related to the accuracy and integrity of 5/8" to 36" water metering devices and their associated infrastructure.

Perform bench and/or field accuracy testing of 5/8" to 10" water meters


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Basic principles of positive displacement, ultrasonic and electromagnetic water flow meters

Basic plumbing tools, practices and procedures

Safe driving principles and practices.

Skill to:

Safely operate and care for all tools, vehicles, equipment and materials.

Safeguard and effectively use assigned information technology equipment in the field.

Operate a motor vehicle safely.

Ability to:

Pay attention-to-detail when performing general maintenance work.

Accomplish required tasks at their minimum acceptable rate for this position.

Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in written reports.

Read and understand street maps displayed on paper and electronic devices.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values - Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

Meter Worker I


Six (6) months of experience as a Laborer, Utility Worker, or other related work is required.

Previous experience in performing minor plumbing work is preferred.


A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:

Possession of or the ability to obtain a TCEQ D Water License within one (1) year of employment is required.

A valid Texas driver's license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.

Meter Worker II


Two (2) years of experience comparable to the duties of a Meter Worker I with the City of Abilene is required.

License or Certificate:

A valid TCEQ Class C Water Distribution License is required.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and climb.

With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 60 pounds.

Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, confining work space, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.

Ability to travel to different sites.

Availability to work an 8-hour shift during normal business hours, and be on standby (on call) to work outside normal business hours, as needed.

Other details

* Pay Type Hourly
* Min Hiring Rate $15.72
* Max Hiring Rate $21.67

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* Water Distribution, 701 E. Hwy 80, Abilene, Texas, United States of America#06022021

Keywords: City of Abilene, Abilene , Meter Worker I/II - Water Distribution, Professions , Abilene, Texas

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