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Meter Reader 1

Job IDoqARsfw3-14464-7616
Date Posted2024-04-18
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryUtilities

Highlights of the job


We are hiring for up to seven (7) full-time temporary (4 - 11 months in duration) Meter Reader I positions, working out of Rossdale Water Treatment Plant in Edmonton, AB.


We are accepting applications from external and internal applicants. We welcome and encourage Students to apply - we will adjust the duration to accommodate the commencement of the 2024 Fall School Term. Please indicate on your resume/cover letter the length of time or end month you wish to be considered for.


What you'd be responsible for


Reporting to the Meter Reader Foreman, the Meter Reader I is accountable for, but not limited to:

  • Traveling to different locations within the City of Edmonton using a personal vehicle.
  • Walking meter routes to collect manual (touchpad) and radio frequency (RF) meter readings in all weather conditions.
  • Using handheld computers and associated meter-reading equipment.
  • Gaining access to:
    • Residential properties to collect manual meter readings.
    • Commercial/industrial properties to collect manual and RF meter readings.
  • Reporting site-specific safety and access issues to Foreman and Manager.
  • Updating site-specific safety and access issues into computer for documentation purposes.
  • Providing a high level of customer service to promote the EPCOR brand, including leaving notices for customers and occasionally answer questions or concerns.
  • Participating and contributing to workplace safety culture, including reporting any hazards, near misses, or unusual conditions.
  • Informing Foreman on task progress and work performance.
  • Assisting to resolve problems and making recommendations to improve work.
  • Completing weekly timecards as required.


What's required to be successful


Qualifications, experience and behaviours you will possess are:

  • Grade 12 diploma (GED or equivalent level of secondary education).
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
    • Limited to 6 demerits or less.
    • A 5-year Commercial Abstract may be required if we do not have one on file.
  • Ability to withstand strenuous physical activity inherent to the work performed, as well as to function effectively outside under a variety of weather conditions and through all seasons.
    • Meter Readers walk on average 10-15 kilometers per day and average 20,000-25,000 steps in all seasons.
  • Ability to:
    • Successfully plan and organize one's daily work is required.
    • Willingly and successfully, complete all training as required for this position.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook.
    • Word and PowerPoint working knowledge will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands required of this position, which will include the physical strength and dexterity to perform endurance work.


Additionally, these are desired assets for the successful candidate to possess:

  • Related meter-reading experience.
  • Working knowledge of meter reading technology and equipment.


As the ideal candidate, you have well-developed and effective verbal and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work well within a team environment. You have a strong commitment to safety and have the ability to take an active role in tasks assigned and see them through to completion.  Other demonstrated competencies required to be successful in this position include taking initiative, adapting to change combined with a focus on continuous improvement.


Health and safety are integral to EPCORs work and we strive to maintain a zero-injury organizational culture. As such, all candidates must possess a high level of safety awareness and demonstrate safe work practices at all times. Candidates will also be required to actively participate in safety and other job-related training.


Other important facts about this job


Successful applicants must provide their own vehicles with appropriate insurance in accordance with EPCOR's Employee Mileage Reimbursement Policy. You will be reimbursed in accordance with EPCOR's Employee Mileage Reimbursement Policy.


For our current EPCOR Employees please ensure that you are using your "" email address on your resume.


Jurisdiction: IBEW1007

Class: SS1 (1101)

Starting Wage: $23.32 (Wage placement will be determined at the time of selection and is based on a combination of factors as outlined in the CA that may be found online.)

Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly


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Please note the following information:


  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
  • A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.

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