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24 Apr 2024

Lead Meter Technician

Unitil Service Corp. – Posted by robichaudj Anywhere

Job Description

Position Purpose:
This job position normally assigns work for the department and performs the work of a Meter Technician 1st Class with the additional responsibility of overseeing jobs assigned by the Supervisor, Electric Metering and/or Company management. Perform job functions within assigned department, including, but not limited to: Metering systems construction, operation, and maintenance. Maintains records and reports relating to assigned functions. This position falls under the Department of Transportation drug testing requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:
Project Oversight and Coordination: Provides oversight and coordination of personnel, equipment and material required to accomplish project associated with electrical facilities.
• Perform the duties of a Meter Mechanic 1st Class.
• Oversee projects and personnel in the construction, maintenance and repair of electric metering equipment.
• Visit construction sites to evaluate customer metering needs and company requirements.
• Size Current Transformers (CT’s) and Potential Transformers (PT’s) for commercial customers.
• Scope residential and commercial jobs for proper meter form, class and voltage.
• Set up metering equipment, instructions, parts and meters for installations.
• Works to meet customer satisfaction, proper installations and ultimately successful completion of projects.
• Prepares and ensures the timely and accurate completion of project as-built designs and records.
• Ensures projects are completed according to company standards.
• Properly cares for and maintains company equipment such as; assigned vehicle, tools, material, etc., including timely completion of records associated with such equipment.
• Coordinate daily work and direct metering related projects that have been assigned to the meter department. Maintain job and inventory records of metering equipment.
• Be proficient with meter reading systems for all meters, including MV90, FCS, CIS and AMI for daily operational checks. Be proficient with the MDS work order system.
Leadership: Fosters a work environment of commitment and achievement, setting high performance standards. Leads by example; demonstrates a commitment to Unitil’s Core Principles.
• Teaches methods and procedures involved in gas and electric metering in an effort to develop a highly skilled and safety conscience work force.
• Communicates to supervisors and fellow workers, any concerns and suggestion for improvements that support company strategic plans and goals.
• Confronts issues, addresses conflict, resolves problems and recommends solutions.
• Demonstrates competencies and sense of direction and concern for customers and fellow employees.
• Committed to being consistent in word and action. Demonstrates self-awareness, self-regulation, and social skills when interfacing with co-workers.

Competency Description
Adaptability & Flexibility The ability to effectively manage multiple demands, shifting priorities, and changing situations; willingness and openness to change. Adapts responses and tactics to fit fluid circumstances; turns past mistakes to good use; knows when to abandon an established plan or goal for a better one; recognizes the value of differing opinions; displays flexibility in interpreting events. Adapts easily to change; sees the benefits of differing opinions and adapts one’s own position when needed.
Customer Focus The ability to deal with customers effectively and in a pleasant, business-like manner.
Maturity & Judgment The ability to behave in a responsible, disciplined and ethical manner and to exercise good judgment when faced with a task or challenge.
Qualifications:
• Associates Degree in Electronics Technology or company acknowledged equivalent.
• Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Possess and maintain a valid license based on the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or the State where the employee resides.
• Must maintain the gas Operator Qulaification (O.Q.) requirements associated with the position
• Know the company Safety Rules and Company Policies and procedures. Become familiar with the Company’s Tariff and the DPU rules and regulations for electric and gas service.
• Be available to respond to overtime work, trouble calls, and system emergencies as requested.Reside within a specified geographical area as defined by the collective bargaining agreement.
• To qualify for this position the incumbent must have attained Meter Technician 1st Class status and proficiently performs all phases of meter work as required.
• Will be drug tested under the PHMSA drug pool

THIS NOTICE IS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE XI OF OUR AGREEMENT WITH LOCAL UNION #B340, BROTHERHOOD OF UTILITY WORKERS OF NEW ENGLAND, DATED June 1, 2022.

HOURS: Hours shall be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WAGE: Ultimate rate – $49.56 per hour, for a 40 hour week. Overtime rates in accordance with UWUA Agreement, Local #B340.

Unitil is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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