Field Services Technician – Water

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt position to read meters and record volume used by residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Duties/responsibilities include the following: inspect meters and connectors for defects, damages, and unauthorized connections; verify readings to locate abnormal consumption or stopped meters; record and document reasons for fluctuations in consumption; ensure accurate readings are obtained during meter changes and processing of service orders; connect and disconnect services according to service orders; assist in disconnection of services for non-payments of bills and reconnect when appropriate; change out metering equipment; collaborate with the Billing Services department to maintain the integrity of all billing and metering data; and other duties as assigned.

Required skills/abilities include the following: regular attendance at work; acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; ability to read and understand instructions and job-related materials (blueprints, drawings, orders, safety data sheets, distribution maps, manuals, etc.); ability to use mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure; ability to write; ability to follow instructions; ability to work with the general public; ability to work inside and outside and be exposed to noisy places, fumes, chemicals, toxic substances, and machinery; and the ability to be exposed to weather conditions that are cold, hot, rainy, and windy.

Physical requirements include the following: ability to lift 0 – 50 pounds for 1 hour a day; ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 20 pounds for 8 hours a day; ability to walk and stand for 6 – 7 hours a day; ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch for long periods of time; ability to talk, see, hear, reach, handle, and feel; and the ability to get in and out of a vehicle numerous times during the day.

Education, experience, and qualifications include the following: high school diploma or equivalent and valid State of Tennessee driver’s license required.

To apply for the position, please visit our website at https://cpws.com/employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and will only be discussed at interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug- Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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