At Nueces Electric Cooperative, we thrive on being the organization that people love to work at. Come join our team as a Senior Meter Technician (Meter Tech III) in our Calallen, TX., location today! We are committed to providing a full benefits package to include medical, retirement, holiday pay, vacation and sick leave pay, and life insurance.
Reports to: Meter Supervisor
Hourly Pay: $27.34 - $31.62, DOE
Industry: Electric Utility
Install, test and repair all meters and metering systems utilized by NEC. Implement a metering maintenance program which will assure accurate measurements of power usage with proper records submitted to Member Care. Ensure the accuracy of field equipment through onsite visits and verification tests. Promote and assure adherence to all established safety rules and practices. Protect and enhance the reputation and public image of the Cooperative and its staff. Work both with members and with the general public in a courteous, friendly and professional manner regarding all activities of NEC.
Provides training and technical support to meter technicians and other employees as needed. Reviews training program materials and sources for effectiveness and evaluates alternative or new materials or sources for potential consideration.
Inspect meter sites. Verify CT and self-contained metering, primary metering points, meter sockets, disconnect idle services. Verify proper CT function, ratio, and wiring on a periodic basis to ensure proper billing.
Provide training to meter department employees and others on all aspects of metering and special equipment inspection and report the progress of the training to the supervisor.
Perform periodic inspections of non-metering special equipment installed on the system and collect data as applicable for each device.
Review training program materials and programs for effectiveness. Advise the supervisor of program materials or sources that may need modification or changes to improve the information being presented and retained by employees. Evaluate alternative training sources to determine if they need to be included or replace existing training program materials or providers.
High school diploma/GED
Two years of experience working with electric/electronic circuitry, components and diagrams.
Eight years installing, exchanging, and verifying electric utility self-contained and instrument metering systems and equipment.
Work history and job knowledge sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in all levels of metering and electrical systems used daily in the CO-OP.
Must have an acceptable driving record and present proof of automobile liability insurance coverage and be bondable. Must be capable of operating NEC vehicles and hold a valid Texas Class C Driver License.
Must have completed the Northwest Lineman College (NLC) training program and attended the Rocky Mountain Meter Association (RMEMA) School, training sessions and successfully complete the final exam for the school, or equivalent training and experience to provide equal or greater knowledge.
Internal Number: 49a
About Nueces Electric Cooperative
Nueces Electric Cooperative (NEC) is more than a non-profit, customer-owned, "at cost" electric utility. Founded in 1938, today NEC serves over 19,000 electric meters for consumers in eight South Texas counties surrounding the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast. Nueces Electric Cooperative is a proactive cooperative who is paving ways in the cooperative industry. In 2005, Nueces Electric Cooperative became the first electric cooperative to voluntarily deregulate. We are the only deregulated electric Co-op in Texas and only one of a handful in the United States. NEC leadership started the conversation in 1999, and NEC membership voted to open to the electric choice market in 2000. In 2005, parent company, Nueces Electric Cooperative, officially introduced NEC Retail, the Co-op's competitive retail subsidiary. Today, NEC Retail serves the retail electric needs of over 32,000 consumers across Texas.
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
EEO/AA-M/F/disability/protected veteran status