Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Meter Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Electric Meter Specialist
Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft
Pay Range $39.24 to $41.20
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/21/21
Electric Meter Specialist
Who We Are...
Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation of integrity, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. In fact, we were recently awarded the Diamond Designation by the American Public Power Association (APPA), recognizing our utility for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the sixth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021).
Why should you apply to this role?
The Advanced Metering Technology team provides expertise and guidance vital to Colorado Springs Utilities' responsibility for timely and accurate metering across our service territory. As an Electric Meter Specialist , you will be the subject matter expert for addressing a variety of electric meter questions from external and internal customers and troubleshooting problems, helping to ensure the proper installation and functionality of our meters. This role is very hands-on, and you will operate on a rotating schedule of working both in the shop and out in the field, all while handling a variety of electric metering tasks and duties. We will provide you with opportunities to stay on top of the latest trends in metering by using the latest technology and mentoring the next wave of Electric Meter Specialists through our apprenticeship program.
Your job responsibilities include...
Installing, exchanging, and disconnecting both self-contained and transformer-rated electric meters and related equipment
Performing inspections and ensuring proper operation of electric meters through testing, programming, repairs, and beta testing
Ensuring meter compliance with standards and specifications
Maintaining meter testing equipment to comply with industry standards
Maintaining records and entering daily meter transactions into multiple applications
Providing technical assistance and support to staff and customers
Who you are...
Completion of a Department of Labor (DOL) certified electric meter apprenticeship, or an employer-sponsored non-registered apprenticeship program, and 2+ years of hands-on experience (or 5+ years of experience in advanced electric metering if you have not completed an apprenticeship)
Advanced knowledge of electric metering (e.g., self-contained, transformer-rated, and primary metering)
Progressive experience with analyzing, testing, and programming electric meters to meet specifications
Competencies critical for success include… achievement orientation, composure, problem-solving, safety focus, effective communication, and interpersonal savvy
Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.
Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan
Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage
Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services
Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses
Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses
Disability Insurance – Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury
Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage
Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement
Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time
Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan
Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses
Additional Benefits – Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft