Meter Readers, Utilities:

Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $37,380.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,993
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Following Directions
Customer Service
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Oral Communication
Organization
Technology and Tool Usage
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Review maps to determine location or routes
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Conduct interviews to gather public, community, or government services related information

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Mark materials or objects for identification
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain public records, reports, or files
Maintain customer and account records

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Observe weather conditions
Maintain confidentiality of data

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine work priorities and requirements
Read utilities metering devices


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Industrial Gas Industry Knowledge
Natural Gas
Predictive / Preventative Maintenance
Project Management
Water Distribution



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