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Black Hills Energy Meter Reader (UN747) in Rawlins, Wyoming

Meter Reader (UN747)

Location: Rawlins, WY, United States

Job ID: 33100

Date Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Job Description

Job Specifications

In the Meter Reader role you will utilize handheld and mobile-mounted computer equipment to ensure the accurate and timely reading of the company’s natural gas meters.

SALARY GRADE: Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION: Rawlins, WY

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for reading meters and recording consumptions.

  • Maintain meters and appurtenance, general upkeep of facilities and minor tasks as required.

  • Perform basic technical tasks and assist with installs, testing and removal of appliances, meter and associated electronic meter reading equipment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

  • Must live within 20 minutes of reporting location.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory requirements.

  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high-pressure systems.

  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools.

  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to operate necessary equipment.

  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.

  • Ability to interact positively with customers and successfully complete customer inquiries.

  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Basic math skills.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: use a respirator, and sit. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously required to stand and walk. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Must be able to occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height, or close quarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways). Must be capable of up to 15% travel (e.g. 3.5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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