DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves technical service duties in the field and in the meter shop, consisting of testing, reading, recording, servicing and repairing both residential and commercial water meters. Detailed instructions are given for assignments, which may include inspection of complaints, meter installations on new accounts, meter changes and routine meter readings. Works under the direct supervision of an administrative employee of higher rank and the Senior Meter Service Worker and Meter Service Crew Chief. Supervision may be a responsibility of the incumbent depending on specific assignments. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Reads domestic and commercial water meters;
Investigates complaints of high bills, low pressure;
Operates valves in curb-boxes and meter pits;
Investigates water leaks and waste;
Reports unusual circumstances found related to tampering and defective or damaged meters;
Cleans, repairs, tests and replaces water meters;
Tests and calibrates new and repaired meters;
Operates simple power driven or hand tools in the repair and replacement of defective parts;
Participates in the field testing of commercial water meters as well as in the shop testing of domestic meters;
Computes accuracy of meters during test;
Installs pressure gauges and flow charts for special testing of commercial meters;
Operates service vehicle as required;
Performs related clerical duties, including operation of alpha-numeric computer keyboard;
Acts in the absence of the Senior Meter Service Worker.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of arithmetic and English; ability to record figures accurately and legibly; ability to make arithmetical computations; ability to write legibly; some knowledge of the operation, care, maintenance and testing techniques of water meters; ability to read complex meters, measuring devices and test equipment; ability to operate a service vehicle; ability to follow oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; dependability; industry; integrity; courtesy and tact; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one (1) year of satisfactory experience in mechanical repairs.
Possession of a valid Class D Operator's License issued by the State of New York at time of appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.