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 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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