Conducts meter change outs, collection of delinquent accounts, troubleshoot meter usage / functioning discrepancies, and reading meters as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete meter change outs, connects and disconnects in accordance with the procedures of the Cooperative under direct supervision.
Ensure all meters are properly sealed after installation.
Investigate meter tampering/power theft and communicate information to Supervisor.
Troubleshoot/investigate meter functioning discrepancies at member locations.
Re-fuse, connect and disconnect transformers under direct supervision.
Assist members/troubleshoot with minor usage complaints.
In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the Supervisor and/or Director of Operations and Engineering to perform other duties from time to time.
Minimum of one year experience as a Meter Reader/Technician or one year experience in maintaining and installing meters and metering equipment preferred. Computer software proficiency required. Basic knowledge of all types of electrical meters and electrical recording instruments preferred. Basic knowledge of electricity and electrical distribution systems preferred. Knowledge of local and county area is preferred.
The majority of the work schedule will be performed traveling to and working at various locations within the service territory each day. The individual must be willing to work in all adverse weather conditions. The position also requires working inside an office building with the usual office conditions.
High school diploma or equivalency is required.
Abilities and Skills:
Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.
Must possess skills in map reading.
Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.
Must possess good computer skills and be able to accurately interpret/enter information into a handheld computer.
Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds or more, as necessary without external assistance of personnel or mechanical aids.
Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time, sometimes in uneven terrain.
Must be able to effectively utilize a two-way radio to communicate duties and location.
Must have sight to be able to see working conditions from a safety standpoint.
Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) received its charter from the State of Texas on June 19, 1947. CTEC is a non-profit organization that is owned and controlled by the people it serves.
CTEC provides electric service in 11 counties: Gillespie, Llano, Mason, Kimble, San Saba, Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Real, Menard, and McCulloch. CTEC buys its wholesale power and distributes it throughout the service territory on its own network of lines. Currently, the cooperative has over 40,000 meters on over 6,000 miles of energized line. Besides the headquarters office in Fredericksburg, branch offices are conveniently located in Mason, Llano, and Kingsland, Texas. Employees usually number around 140 for the entire area.
CTEC boasts a generous benefits package including comprehensive health, prescription, dental, and vision insurance. We also provide to our employees, life insurance, business travel accident insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Paid holidays and PTO (paid time off) are also provided. CTEC has an employer-paid pension plan and a 401(k) plan that is employer-matched.