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Southern Co. Meter Reader

Company: Southern Company Position: Meter Reader Location: Kennesaw, GA Posted: 04/16/18 Closing Date: Until Filled Job Description: Records gas consumption data from residential, industrial, and commercial customers using electronic remote reading device mounted in company vehicle; reports data for Marketers to use for customer billing.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

Downloads meter reading route(s) daily; enters route information into ENSCAN electronic data collection units in vehicle; drives route and collects data from Electronic Reading Transmitters (ERTs) mounted on customers’ meters; uploads data at end of work day.  Reviews Missed Meter Report daily to identify incomplete meter readings; performs special ENSCAN and manual readings to obtain meter data.  Maintains electronic equipment to ensure accurate readings.  Troubleshoots ERT problems: inspects, reprograms, repairs, removes, reinstalls units.  Interacts with customers via telephone and in person to obtain information and answer questions.  Identifies problems concerning customers assigned to wrong route; updates systems and corrects problems.  Maintains and repairs ENSCAN and ERT equipment to ensure accurate meter readings; removes lithium batteries and disposes as hazardous waste.  Converts non-ERT meters to ERT system.  Performs shut-offs, on occasion; paints meters; removes meters.

Education and Experience: High School diploma or GED, 1-2 years’ meter reading experience. Preferred: ERT training, ENSCAN training or Equivalent academic education and experience

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Interested candidates may apply online at for additional information

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