METER COORDINATOR

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STARTING HOURLY RATE: $31.59 PER HOUR (PAY RATE), $31.84 PER HOUR (CALCULATED RATE)

STATUS: FULL TIME

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 6:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

REPORTS TO: SUBSTATION MAINTENANCE AND METERING GENERAL FOREMAN

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: UNION

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The meter coordinator position is responsible for the coordination of Inland Power and Light’s meter flow and will ensure accurate meter tracking while maintaining appropriate inventory levels. This position will perform AMI module change outs, meter inspections and minor meter-related repairs. Will work closely with the IT/AMI coordinator to verify accurate module communications on new and re-furbished meters. Responsible for the installation and inspection of single-phase electric meters and will perform opt-out meter reads. 

CORE COMPETENCIES

1. Quality Work: Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with all departments and co-workers to implement systematic changes.

2. Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate high level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products and/or processes involved. Duly perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

6. Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed. Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

7. Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers, board of trustees and membership.

8. Professionalism: Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

9. Support of Cooperative Goals: Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

10. Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs in-field single phase meter changes-outs as assigned.
     

  2. Inspects in service field meters and connections for defects, damages and unauthorized connections. Report irregularities.
     

  3. Carry out module change outs and ensure AMI coordinator has verified proper communications with repaired and updated meters.
     

  4. Works as the liaison between meter shop, IT, and warehouse to insure accurate meter tracking and appropriate inventory levels.
     

  5. Establishes and manages a meter return system to address meters returning from the field and coordinating with meter shop and warehouse on distributing and managing meters for repairs, testing, and return to inventory. 
     

  6. Manages accurate meter tracking of all returned meters and prioritizes repairs based on current inventory levels and workflow.
     

  7. Accurately read and record meter readings for residential and commercial opt-out customers using computerized meter reading system.
     

  8. Performs weekly inspections and repairs of returned meters for defects, damages, and any irregularities. Ensures meters are in a return to service state by confirming they are accurate, clear of any defects and meter is properly secured.
     

  9. Works closely with meter shop and warehouse on distributing meters for Poly phase meter testing and batch testing. Will be the point of contact to distribute meters to meter shop and returning meters to inventory.
     

  10. Removes unrepairable and salvaged meters from inventory and disposes meters in accordance with IP&L guidelines.
     

  11. Sorts and prioritizes service orders each day to perform work in assigned work area.
     

  12. Prepares various reports and records on including mileage, meter maintenance, in for repair/testing inventory, S&Ms, transfers and expense accounts.
     

  13. May direct activities of personnel in equal or lower classifications.
     

  14. Utilizes computer to access meter information for complaints, inspection orders, billing, and locations.

Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience:

  • Meter Specialist

    • High school diploma or GED.

    • Requires a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of utility accounting systems.

  • Additional experience in electronics is desirable.

  • Must be proficient at the use of a personal computer and familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word.

  • Other combinations education/experience may be considered.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • A valid CDL driver’s license preferred.

  • Understanding of relevant environmental concerns.

  • (01) Journeyman Electrician

Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

  • Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in accordance with changing requirements.

  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly changing work environment.

  • Ability to understand personal and departmental role in the bigger organization picture, and to respond as an effective team member.

  • Ability to work under pressure. Must be able to make decisions with minimal data.

  • Must be able to work more than 12 hours during extreme outage situations. Must be available for unscheduled work as needed.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Other specific abilities required are ability to talk using the telephone and hear within normal range.

The Meter Coordinator shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the Cooperative.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

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