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City of Rowlett

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Job title: Maintenance Specialist I (Meter Services)
Job location: Rowlett, TX 75088 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 09/16/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: HIRING RANGE: $27,957.00 - $32,320.00/yr

Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
Under direct supervision, responsible for reading water meters for the purpose of determining water consumption for billing and performing a variety of tasks in support of the repair and maintenance of the City's water meter reading system; performs related duties as required.

Reads water meters; locates and uncovers buried meters; cuts off meters for non-payment and reconnects service when payment is made. Connects new service when necessary and disconnects service when customer moves. Cuts off water for customer in case of emergency and reconnects service after repairs have been made. Notifies customers of leaks.

Maintains water meter and radio read systems, which includes but not limited to, cleaning out meter boxes, raising and leveling meter boxes, fixing leaks when encountered, marking meter location on curb, repairing broken wire connections, replacing broken or damaged parts and uncovering meter boxes.

Responsible for running diagnostics to ensure meters and electronics are functioning correctly, all warranty work is completed, warranty parts are sent back to manufacturer for replacement and keeps a running inventory to insure an ample amount of stock is always on hand.

Maintains weekly, monthly, and yearly reports to ensure high standards and outcomes are met. Supervisor will determine the parameters and set the goals to be achieved accordingly. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time; performs all other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
High School Diploma or GED. No experience required. Construction or water meter experience is preferred.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions, such as completing work orders. Ability to fill out daily reports and checklist for determining progress. Ability to read and understand labels on equipment, chemicals, reports and memos. Ability to use math to calculate water usage when questioned by customers in the field. Ability to interact and get along with other crew members and the general public. Ability to follow safety procedures. Some knowledge of geography of City including major streets and landmarks.

Valid Class "D" water distribution license or the ability to obtain one within the City's six month probationary period. Valid Texas Drivers License, Class "C" and ability to maintain city driving standards. Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driver standards as established by the City of Rowlett. Must reside within a 30 minute response time from the City Hall Building, employee will have (6) months from employment date in which to relocate. Will be subject to covering/handling first-call or back-up call when assigned.

An online application is required for consideration. Please visit for more information and to apply online.

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