Profession meter reader

Meter readers visit residential and business or industrial buildings and facilities in order to note down the readings of the meters which measure gas, water, electricity and other utility uses. They forward the results to the client and to the supplier.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Read water meter

    Interpret the measuring instruments which measure the consumption and reception of water in facilities or residences, and note down the results in a correct manner.

  • Inspect for unauthorised connections

    Examine meters for unauthorised or illegal tampering or connections.

  • Read gas meter

    Read gas measuring meter, recording the relevant information such as the amounts of gas dispensed and received.

  • Recognise signs of corrosion

    Recognise the symptoms of metal showing oxidation reactions with the environment resulting in rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others, and estimate the rate of corrosion.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Identify faults in utility meters

    Monitor the measuring instruments which calculate the consumption of utilities such as water, gas, electricity, and heat, in order to assess whether the readings are accurate, and to identify damage and need for repairs and maintenance.

  • Report utility meter readings

    Report the results from the interpretation of utility reading instruments to the corporations which supply the utilities, and to the customers from which the results were taken.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • Read electricity meter

    Interpret the measuring instruments which measure the consumption and reception of electricity in a facility or residence, record the results in a correct manner.

Optional knowledge and skills

automatic meter reading handle customer complaints communicate with customers water consumption monitor utility equipment read heat meter operate electronic measuring instruments advise on utility consumption calculate utility payments gas consumption respond to enquiries advise on heating systems energy efficiency electricity consumption