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Career Details :: Electric Meter Installers and Repairers
Install electric meters on customers' premises or on pole. Test meters and perform necessary repairs. Turn current on/off by connecting/disconnecting service drop.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Splices and connects cable from meter or current transformer to pull box or switchboard, using hand tools, to provide power.
- Makes adjustments to meter components, such as setscrews or timing mechanism, to conform to specifications.
- Repairs electric meters and components, such as transformers and relays, and changes faulty or incorrect wiring, using hand tools.
- Cleans meter parts, using chemical solutions, brushes, sandpaper, and soap and water.
- Inspects and tests electric meters, relays, and power to detect cause of malfunction and inaccuracy, using hand tools and testing equipment.
- Mounts and installs meter and other electric equipment, such as time clocks, transformers, and circuit breakers, using electrician's hand tools.
- Records meter-reading and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders.
- Disconnects and removes electric power meters when defective or when customer accounts are in default, using hand tools.
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General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Electrical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Hazardous Conditions
- Hazardous Conditions