Metering Systems Technician- San Francisco

San Francisco, California
09 Apr 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

In Customer Care we are focused on delivering the desired customer experience for each of our customers. Everything we do starts with the customer and our information about the customer. That information is collected and managed by our Customer Experience Strategy group. Each of our organizations, though completely dependent upon each other, are the experts in their area and will further drive PG&Es alignment around the customer.

The Field Meter Operations (FMO) organization is focused first and foremost on building and sustaining a culture that makes safety and employees our top priority. The various field based teams; Field Metering, Meter Reading, Central Inspection Program and Revenue Assurance all provide services to customers that support public safety, timely and accurate billing, up to date energy usage data and energy efficiency programs. Our field teams are supported by Quality and Training personnel, as well as a dedicated Dispatch and Scheduling operation.

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

The Metering Systems Technicians is a physical job that interacts with the general public. Metering Systems Technicians install, program, test, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair all types of electric/ electronic circuits, components and devices related to billing measurement. Metering Systems Technicians must have completed an approved apprenticeship program: Journeyman status as a qualified Metering Systems Technician or certified by the State of California in electric meter testing. (This position is subject to review by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.)

Positions may be filled in alternate work locations within the PG&E service territory based on business needs.


Minimum Qualifications:
-Must be at least 18 years of age
-Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience -Must possess a valid Driver's License
-Must have completed an approved metering apprenticeship program and achieved Journeyman status as a qualified Metering Systems Technician or equivalent classification. (Alternatively, must be a fully trained Metering professional certified by the State of California in electric meter maintenance and testing, or provide written and demonstrated proof of equivalent training and experience.)
-Internal PG&E employees must have qualified on the following test(s) prior to applying: Physical Test Battery (PTB), Apprentice Metering Systems Technician (AMT), and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI)
-External and Hiring Hall candidates must have qualified on the following test(s) prior to interview: Physical Test Battery (PTB), Apprentice Metering Systems Technician (AMT), and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI)

Desired Qualifications:
- 3 years or more of relevant metering experience
- Testing and trouble shooting of Meters
- Relevant experience working within utility industry
- Knowledge and experience of utility regulations
-Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)
-Relevant experience as a PG&E employee
- Relevant experience as a Hiring Hall employee
-Graduate from an approved Power Pathway Program


-Perform or assist in the analysis of measurement devices, such as electric meters or recorders
-Install, troubleshoot, program, and operate power quality test equipment, conduct power and load surveys on customer premises, and collect data from measurement devices
-Operate all test equipment, solid state devices and computer systems
-Prepare and maintain all records associated with these functions, utilize prints, diagrams and schematics, and provide technical direction/ assistance to others
-Pre-approve meter/ service plans and inspect facilities and installations for compliance with Company Standards and Governmental Regulations outlined in the Electric & Gas Service Requirements Book (Greenbook)
-Maintain a high standard of employee and public safety, public relations, and personal appearance