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


  • 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.


  • Inspect for unauthorised connections

    Examine meters for unauthorised or illegal tampering or connections.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use mathematical tools and equipment

    Use portable electronic device to perform both basic and complex operations of arithmetic.

  • Read gas meter

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

  • 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.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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