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Meter Reader Start

Location: 

Reading, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
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UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance
Job Summary


This position as a Meter Reader-Start requires general knowledge and ability to perform basic construction and utility skills such as, but not limited to, vehicle safety, material handling, etc. The candidate must be physically able to walk long distances daily in all weather conditions. This position has potential for advancement into our Utility A program.  Individuals with basic pipefitting, basic backhoe/trencher operation, working in confined spaces, meter turn on, turn offs, leak investigation and meter changes experience.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Introduction to GOM, company procedures, tools, employee handbook
  • Use air and hand tools and operate equipment
  • Perform basic construction skills such as pipefitting
  • Perform M&R SLIPS and shut offs at meter and to find location of curb valves using map directions 
  • Collections & meter reading routes, & changing out ERT devices
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer aptitude
  • Vehicle Safety
  • Material Handling
  • Must be physically capable of walking long distances daily in all weather
  • Must be physically able to lift 59 lbs
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • PA Driver's License

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.