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Tech, Meter II

PNM Resources

Location: Lewisville, TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 29, 2022
Reference Code: 6087899
POSTING DEADLINE
This position is posted until filled

DEPARTMENT
Department: Project Management

PREFERENCES
No job description available

JOB DESCRIPTION
Tech, Meter II
Salary Grade: T18
$43.24
SUMMARY:

Programs, installs, repairs, tests, and calibrates all single phase and three phase self-contained and transformer rated meters. Installs, tests, and verifies the accuracy and integrity of all single phase and three phase filed meter installations including substation metering and the testing of all meters in the meter shop/laboratory. Maintains all documentation pertaining to meter installations and meter testing as required by company policies and local and state regulations. Instructs personnel in the proper and safe installation of instrument transformers and metering equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plans, installs, tests, and verifies all new primary and secondary instrument transformer metering
  • Contacts energy technicians or contractors to schedule installation and instructs and verifies given work groups to the proper installation of metering equipment
  • Analyzes and resolves metering problems and/or maintenance on all existing primary and secondary instrument transformer metering installations
  • Tests and repairs/replaces damaged instrument transformers, meters, and associated wiring
  • Conducts instrument transformer rated change outs associated with the annual TNMP Demand Meter Test Program for the assigned area
  • Assists, as directed, with the training of skilled and semiskilled workers in the safe and proper installation of instrument transformer metering
  • Troubleshoots and repairs meter communication problems
  • Develops Demand and Reactive programs for poly-phase solid state electronic meters

COMPETENCIES:
  • Extensive knowledge of complex metering and maintenance of installation
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical theory and proper meter testing techniques
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate safety procedures and proper use of all personal protective equipment
  • Knowledge of regulatory and corporate policies and guidelines for meter testing and settlement meter installations in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional customer situations while maintaining a professional and courteous demeanor
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair various appliances
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex, meter, service, repair and installation problems
  • Ability to recognize potential and immediate hazards and act in emergency situations
  • Ability to operate various tools and equipment related to service work
  • Ability to work in difficult positions outside, inside and under structures
  • Ability to work independently

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • High School diploma or GED with six to seven years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
  • Completion of training in "Basic Metering," "Advanced Metering," andm Meter Technology at the Southwest Electrical Metering Association Meter School.
  • Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Ability to read and interpret complex meter drawings and schematics and various operating and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively with customers, contractors, and fellow employees to ensure safe and proper installation of metering equipment

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to perform basic and advanced mathematical computations including percentage, ratio, power factor, plot voltage, and current and phasor diagrams
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

COMPUTER SKILLS:
  • Ability to use general office equipment, a personal computer, and word processing software
  • Knowledge and experience with Customer Information System (CIS) functions dealing with meter inventory and work orders

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:
  • Ability to identify real and potential safety hazards before commencing any work and react according to company policy
  • Ability to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, analyze alternatives, and reason.

DECISION MAKING:
  • Ability to make priority-based decisions based on company policy and regulatory requirements for complex settlement metering installations
  • Schedules his or her own work assignments consistent with company policy
  • Employee's decisions have a significant impact on the customer's experience and integrity of the organization.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Ability to regularly use hands to finger, handle, feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Required to frequently stand and walk and occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and /or move objects up to 50 pounds
  • Colored vision is required
  • Duties require regular use of computers, safe operation of a motor vehicle and the use of electrical test equipment
  • Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disablities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Typical work environment is outside.


JOB DESCRIPTION CONTINUED
This job description must be read in concert with the Administrative Section of the Union Job Description Manual.

DOT STATEMENT
This position performs one or more covered or "safety sensitive" tasks that are regulated by the Department of Transportations (DOT) natural gas pipeline or commercial motor vehicle driver related regulations. Both types of jobs require that all individuals meet specific criteria, training, and pre-employment qualifications as defined by the DOT, which may include physical examinations and/or successful background information as required for the specific job.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About this Employer

PNM Resources is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2020 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources provides electricity to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. PNM serves its customers with a diverse mix of generation and purchased power resources totaling 3.0 gigawatts of capacity, with a goal to achieve 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. PNM Resources is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as PNM.

PNM Resources strives to create enduring value for customers, communities and shareholders built on a foundation of Environmental, Social and Governance Principles. At the core of our business we are focused on our Vision, our Purpose and our Values.