Job Opening: Meter Reader; Brownsburg, IN

Principal Function: The Meter Reader is responsible for reading water consumption meters and recording volume used by residential and commercial consumers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reads and installs residential and commercial water meters using automated meter-reading equipment.
  • Walks or drives over established route and takes readings of consumption.
  • Verifies readings to locate abnormal consumption and records reasons for fluctuations.
  • Indicates irregularities for necessary action by servicing department.
  • Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections.
  • Repairs and maintains meters and collects necessary information for further evaluation as needed.
  • Turns service off for nonpayment of charges, or on for new occupants.
  • Returns route book to Water Office for billing purposes.
  • Assists with ensuring water operations comply with federal and state standards and regulations and Town ordinances.
  • Assists with implementing and enforcing backflow program; responds to inquiries regarding installation and testing of backflow preventers.
  • Assists with testing and analyzing water quality.
  • Assists with general maintenance of Water Department facilities.
  • Assists with resident inquiries and initiates action as needed.


Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or G.E.D.; and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Valid Class B CDL is desired. Previous experience working in municipal government is preferred.


Work Schedule and Rate of Pay: While the role follows a work schedule of 7AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, this job may require work beyond these hours which may include weekends, holidays, and on-call status. Frequent in-town travel will be required. $16 – $18/hour.

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