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Meter Reader

34

Statewide
Job Postings
368th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
600

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$14.26 - $21.30

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$13.77 - $25.24

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Meter Reader - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 34 job postings for the occupation of Meter Reader in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Meter Reader. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

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What Meter Reader Do:

Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

Common Job Activities:

  • Read electric, gas, water, or steam consumption meters and enter data in route books or hand-held computers.
  • Upload into office computers all information collected on hand-held computers during meter rounds, or return route books or hand-held computers to business offices so that data can be compiled.
  • Walk or drive vehicles along established routes to take readings of meter dials.
  • Verify readings in cases where consumption appears to be abnormal, and record possible reasons for fluctuations.
  • Inspect meters for unauthorized connections, defects, and damage such as broken seals.
  • Report to service departments any problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment, or impediments to meter access, including dogs.
  • Leave messages to arrange different times to read meters in cases in which meters are not accessible.
  • Connect and disconnect utility services at specific locations.
  • Answer customers' questions about services and charges, or direct them to customer service centers.
  • Update client address and meter location information.
  • Report lost or broken keys.
  • Perform preventative maintenance or minor repairs on meters.
  • Collect past-due bills.

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