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Meter Reader (101649)


Imperial Beach, CA

Employer:  American Water


Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business.  Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.


With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs more than 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater  services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states.  American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing.  For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


PLEASE NOTE:  In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Primary Role

The Meter Reader will read customer meters and perform various other functions related to customer billing, collections, and District operations.

Key Accountabilities

Utilize the electronic customer database and meter reading systems
� Load hand-held meter reading equipment daily
� Accurately read customer meters on different routes and transmit the reads for billing daily
� Record any stopped meters, broken meter, dials, boxes, etc. immediately
� Conduct minor meter repair and change-outs, as well as meter box repair as needed
� Download and upload daily meter-reading routes
� Required to take after-hours call as needed by the District after D1 certification requirement met.
� Performs other similar work and projects as needed by the District and any other work as necessary or to satisfactorily complete the job to which has been assigned.


Familiarity with any water-industry knowledge preferred.
� Water Distribution Certification Grade I preferred.
� Must be able to obtain a D1 certification within 12 months of hire date. Position utilizes small hand tools and other tools necessary to complete job tasks.
� *Drives a company vehicle.
� *Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
� *Requires normal physical and mechanical ability.
� *Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
� *Requires a valid CA Class C Driver's license with minimal moving violations.


  • This position requires a High School diploma, GED, or equivalent.


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American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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