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Temporary METER READER - New Brunswick (Master)

Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: New Brunswick, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  67178 

Job Function/Category:  Operations 

Employment Type:  Non-Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


Union Local

UWUA 601


This is a temporary position which requires a SAFE DRIVING RECORD and the use of a personal vehicle on a daily basis (mileage and gas expense reimbursed in accordance with the prevailing I.R.S. limit). This position does not offer health insurance coverage.
Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete background screening, including employment and education verification, driving history review, criminal review and drug test.
The meter reader performs field work in connection with reading gas, electric and other related work. Duties include: safely reading and recording meter readings at customers’ premises; recording reasons for no-readings and recording any unusual conditions; resetting and resealing demand meters and meter enclosures as directed; reporting unusual and unsafe conditions to supervision in accordance with established procedures and reporting any emergency conditions immediately to supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Physical Requirements:
• Constant –Walking, on average 6-8 miles per day in all types of weather
• Constant - Stair climbing, up to 100-150 sets per day
• Constant - Standing
• Frequent - Bending forward, Reaching, Flexing elbows and wrists, Twisting, Kneeling
• Occasional - Sitting, Crawling, Twisting, Reaching, Turning, Crouching.
• Occasional- Lifting of 20-30 lbs
• Vision - Must be able to read meters
• Other- Must be able to grasp and push buttons on hand-held device

Job Qualifications


•Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history over a period of several years.

•Must have and maintain in good operating condition, a motor vehicle for use in performing assigned duties.

•Must have prior experience working outdoors.
•Must have communication skills, poise, and tact, in order to handle routine customer contacts in a pleasant and courteous manner.
•Must be neat and accurate in work.

•Must have a high school diploma or GED.
•Must satisfactorily pass the Meter Reader Test.

•Minimum of 6 months experience working outdoors within the last 3 years

•Experience with reading meters.

•Experience working in a position in which you are aware of your surroundings and/or personal safety.

•Ability to use good judgment in making on-the-job decisions and experience in having positive interaction with customers.

•Ability to read maps




As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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