Meter Services Technician

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

Essential responsibilities include inspect meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections; verify readings to locate abnormal consumption or stopped meters and record reasons for fluctuations; ensure accurate readings are obtained during meter changes and processing of service orders; assist in disconnection of electric and water services for non-payment of bills and reconnect when appropriate; assist in maintaining meter and meter repair parts inventory; may turn service off or on according to service orders; change out electric and water meters; replace damage water meter gaskets; folio new accounts; perform pressure tests at customer’s request; collaborate with the customer records department to maintain the integrity of all billing and metering data; and other work as assigned.

Essential functions of the job include regular attendance at work; acknowledge and adhere to all CPWS policies; perform duties safely without endangering self, others, and the public; possess and maintain valid Tennessee Driver’s License; ability to lift 0 – 50 pounds for 1 hour a day; ability to lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds for 8 hours a day; ability to use eyes, hands, and fingers to operate computer keyboard quickly and accurately; ability to walk and stand 6 – 7 hours per day; ability to climb, balance, twist, bend, kneel, and get in and out of a pickup truck numerous times a day; and the ability to work outside.

To do this job, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Resumes may be submitted by visiting CPWS’ Career Page on-line at–water-systems. Applications are available at 201 Pickens Lane beginning Monday, February 3, 2020, or by visiting our website at If not submitting a resume on-line through CPWS’ Career Page on, CPWS will only consider fully completed, original applications that are either hand delivered to the 201 Pickens Lane address or mailed to Columbia Power and Water Systems, ATTN: Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 379, Columbia, TN 38402-0379. On-line resumes and/or completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussed only at interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug-Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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