Meter Technician 1 – Water

Meter Technician I – Water

Date Prepared: January, 2019

SUMMARY: Under direct supervision from the Water Meter Technician Supervisor, learn to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties in the reading, maintenance, repair and testing of water meters, service and repair activities related to water production and distribution systems.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Learn to install, repair and replace, valves, meters and meter vaults and boxes; exercise valves according to prescribed schedules.
  • Clean and repair intake structures, reservoirs and tributaries.
  • Learn to operate construction equipment such as trenchers, soil compactors, compressors, jack hammers, sand blasters and concrete saws.
  • Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of construction and repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from customers of the utilities and from the public.
  • Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
  • Assist in the repair of water mains, valves, service lines.
  • Assist in utility inspections. 
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Graduation from high school or equivalent and supplemental course work with computers and software programs. Must be able to pass a physical.

Knowledge of:

•Uses and purposes of general construction tools and equipment.
•Basic computer skills.
•Safe work practices.

Possess Skills in:

  • Providing efficient customer service and communicating clearly and objectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Learn to perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks in a variety of utility construction maintenance and customer service activities. 
  • Use computer and hand held wireless devices to read and troubleshoot meters. 
  • Perform manual labor.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Possession of a valid, unrestricted, Mississippi driver's license.


Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions, both indoors and out, with exposure to wide temperature variations, noise, vibrations, fumes, grease, machinery and its moving parts, odors, and dust. Physical demands require bending, stooping, and frequently lifting moderately heavy and heavy objects. Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds. Some exposure to hazardous chemicals. Incumbent must be able to see and hear in the normal range with or without correction, and communicate verbally and in written form with great facility and must be able to be understood. Incumbent will be required to respond to emergencies after regular working hours and on weekends, and must be willing to work an irregular schedule, which may include weekends, holidays, evenings, and/or varying shifts.