Pay Range 13 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$16.2034$24.3051
Hourly (42 hrs.)$15.4318$23.1478
Hourly (56 hrs.)$11.5739$17.3608

Control & Meter Technician I

Range: $33,703.14 - $50,554.71 (13)
Position Number: 6145

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical duties in the repair and maintenance of electric metering and electric substation devices.
Changes out single phase residential meters, tests and calibrates single phase meters.
Performs a skilled assessment of all substation equipment every two weeks.
Removes obsolete “A” base and “T” rated meters; installs new meters.
Performs substation component replacements and repairs.
Performs substation maintenance; replaces damaged sump pumps and broken transformer fans; tests and calibrates relays.
Repairs transformer components; performs PCB tests.
Learns new technical information rapidly.
Tests and repairs street lights.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of electric meter testing, maintenance, and repair.
Knowledge of electric substation and electric metering equipment.
Knowledge of all functions of the electric meter shop.
Skill in the repair and maintenance of electrical substation and metering equipment.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in performing electric meter tests.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Engineering and System Planning Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.  Other co-workers and engineers mahy provide guidance as necessary.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, and relevant federal and state laws and regulations.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical duties in the repair and maintenance of electric substation and metering equipment. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in the maintenance and repair of electric substation and metering equipment.  Success in this position provides safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy delivery.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and utility customers.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed outdoors where the employee may be exposed to occasional cold or inclement weather.  The position may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Preference will be given to an individual with an Electrician's license with greater preference to higher license categories (i.e. unlimited license is more preferred than limited).
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.