Water Meter Reader (19955333)

South Bay
Until filled
$27.97-$34.01 Hourly


The Opportunity:

We want a self-motivated and responsible individual to join the City of Milpitas as a part-time, temporary Water Meter Reader in the Finance Department. You'll read residential and commercial water meters and record consumption, identify water meter equipment problems, and work with other staff in resolving billing and other related issues. 


Examples of Duties:

Read residential and commercial water meters.

Follow assigned routes, documenting water readings.

Check meters in customers’ backyards, basements, and meter pits.

Report unusual consumption readings.

Test meters for accuracy using appropriate equipment including a heavy measuring tank, its gauge and a meter gauge;  look for indication of leaks, calculating size of leak as appropriate.

Report malfunctioning meters or signs of tampering.

Prepare work orders for malfunctioning or damaged meters.

Maintain meter boxes including cutting bushes, digging out boxes, cleaning boxes and replacing missing or broken lids.

Notify public of delinquent accounts and bad checks by tagging doors including notification of potential shut-offs.

Lock off water for non-payment using various tools and devices.

Turn on systems for new users or for resumption of services.

Advise customers regarding meter and billing problems, and refer them to the proper City department.

Recheck and confirm or correct previous readings as directed.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


License or Certificate

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid California Driver’s License.


Special Requirements  Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment: 

Work is mainly performed outdoors; ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, squat, kneel, crawl, bend, and stoop at any given time; able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds of weight throughout the day; exposure to outdoor elements in all weather conditions throughout the year; ability to walk on uneven surfaces; able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Milpitas.

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