Meter Reader

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Location: CHICAGO, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 234028
Date Posted: Nov 26, 2021
Job: Meter Reader

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Job Description


These positions will require a no-tolerance probationary period, require on-time daily attendance without time-off or tardiness, and require participation into the local union and payment of union dues.

Meter Reading duties include: reading residential, commercial and industrial meters and recording the meter registrations; reporting defects and irregular conditions in metering equipment; reporting changes in meter locations; resetting demand meters and sealing meters and metering equipment; detecting and reporting evidence of meter tampering; and interviewing customers to arrange for regular meter readings. Good written and verbal communication skills are required to interact with customers

Meter Readers receive one week of paid training to occur in the day or evening, as assigned by ComEd.  Employees begin their employment in reporting locations determined by ComEd. ComEd reserves the right to adjust or change according to business needs. Shifts will be during the day and may require weekends.

Please note this is the main requisition and work locations can be assigned within: Chicago, North Suburbs, West Suburbs and South Suburbs across the entire ComEd territory with most of the anticipated openings to be in Chicago.




Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent


All candidates must pass an EEI pre-employment test prior to being considered as a candidate. Meter Reader Test and CAST Test (Construction and Skilled Trade)

Must be able to work outdoors in wind, rain, sleet, cold, heat, snow, etc.; work in rural and urban areas and harsh surroundings including street activity, contact with insects and rodents and is exposed to attack from dogs;

Must be able to walk long distances (3 to 7 miles per day) and stand for a considerable amount of time every work day; ascend and descend ladders, ramps, walkways and stairs to reach meters wherever they are located which may include basements and attics;

Meter Readers work the day shift (Monday through Friday) with occasional mandatory Saturday work

A valid Drivers License with acceptable driving record is required and verified via background check

Safety is a priority and training will be provided. All offers of employment are contingent upon passing a Background Check and Drug Screen test


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