Metering Technician

Program Name: 
Metering Technician Apprentice

Electric Metering Technicians repair, rebuild and wire all styles of electricity meters and metering equipment, including transformer rated meters, pulse relays and recorders. They perform routine field checks of complex industrial meters to ensure proper operation. They maintain electricity meter and departmental instrument histories and maintain accurate inventory records. They operate computers as required for shop work and field testing and interrogation of metering installations.

Median Salary After Completion: 
Occupation Titles: 

Metering Technician

Program Number: 
Training Details: 

4-year training program
5,760 hours on-the-job training
480 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Classroom instruction is offered in weekly blocks staggered throughout the year

Application Requirements: 

High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license or reliable transportation
Commercial driver's license (CDL) with an "A" endorsement or the ability to get the CDL
Most employers test applicants for basic verbal, arithmetic and abstract reasoning skills
Some employers test for physical ability, such as: balance, coordination, strength and mechanical aptitude
Applicants apply directly to the electric utility

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  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
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