Meter Electrician - Journey Level

  • City of Seattle, WA
  • 700 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Utilities
  • Salary: $54.60 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Description
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

Seattle City Light is seeking qualified Meter Electricians to join our Technical Metering Operations team in the Transmission & Distribution Division. Job tasks include the installation and removal of electrical meters, repairing, testing, and calibrating a variety of meters. This position is assigned to and under the general supervision of the Technical Metering Supervisor
Job Responsibilities
• Checks, calibrates and maintains metering systems at substations and power generation plants.
• Repairs, tests and calibrates meters, test equipment, instrument transformers and related equipment. Maintains stock of parts and materials.
• Inspects customer-installed service equipment to ensure compliance with service requirements and tests for proper phasing, voltage, amperage and continuity.
• Installs and removes watt-hour meters, metering transformers and other equipment, coordinating with customers, engineers, contractors and other departments.
• Disconnects or reconnects electrical services and assists in the collection of overdue utility bills.
• Prepares and updates meter maps, drawings and records to ensure accurate billing and load information for customers.
• Investigates complaints and tests/troubleshoots metering and related electrical problems and investigates and documents the incidence of current diversion.
• Advises customers, electricians and other divisions on meter and service connection requirements.
• Programs computerized equipment for information storage, retrieval or analysis.
• Audits meter installations and systems to detect and correct metering errors and failures that result in lost or delayed revenue and customer dissatisfaction.
• Assures accuracy of measurements and data by utilizing and maintaining a system of standards, transfers and records precisely traceable to the National Bureau of Standards.
• Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

Experience: Requires three years of experience in the construction, repair or maintenance of electronic equipment or completion of an apprenticeship program for electric meter service and repair (journey-level status) (or a combination of education, training or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Certification/License: WA State Drivers License

Additional Information


Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Application Process.

It is preferred that you submit the following with your online application:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job announcement
  • A current resume of your educational and professional work experience.

Who May Apply : This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Seattle City Light values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle City Light encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check. The background check will involve a criminal history check, which includes conviction and arrest records in compliance with the Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance , SMC 14.17 and the City of Seattle Personnel Rule 10.3 . A driving history review may be conducted in compliance with SMC 4.79.020 . Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: .

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

700 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104 United States View Map