Department: GRICUA Operations Reports to: Operations Director Supervises: NA
Eligible for Overtime: Yes
Work Schedule: Regular Line Crew Shift: 5am-3:30pm M-Thurs.; overtime as needed; periodic standby; on-call;
Travel: Local travel. Some long-distance travel for training as needed.
Position Summary: A Journeyman Meter Technician is able to performhighly skilled electrical work on energized and de-energized high-voltage and low-voltage service entrance sections, meter panels and equipment through a four-year formal training program. Proficient skills in all aspects of single phase and Polyphase meter installation, electric utility safety, construction, operation, and maintenance. A Journeyman Meter Technician must demonstrate the ability to communicate verbally and in writing, must be knowledgeable of construction tools, equipment, and procedures, be able to perform math functions up to basic algebra, and be physically capable of installing various equipment. This classification is also responsible for performing related duties as required.
Current Arizona driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
An Arizona Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is desired.
Must be able to respond for call-out within 45 minutes.
Meets requirements of Journeyman Meter Technician and possess a Journeyman Meter Technician Certificate or equivalent.
Essential Job Functions
Performs single-phase meter sets and reads on a daily basis.
Performs Polyphase meter set and metering equipment installation.
Coordinates meter operations with internal and external stakeholders as needed.
Checks and determines meter inventory levels and anticipates required meter material inventory.
Performs monthly substations reads, and inspections
Performs monthly equipment inspections, reads, and maintenance as requested.
Programs, calibrates, installs and maintains all metering and associated field equipment.
Completes meter tests with respect to test standards, meters and current transformers.
Able to use various manufacturers metering software.
Able to install 3 phase metering components, this includes meter socket, test switch and appropriate
Assist line crew in various aspects of maintenance, repair and construction projects.
Assist with in equipment testing, inspections and maintenance.
Assists Customer Service and Billing with matters relative to metering and meter records.
Mentor and educated appropriate GRICUA personnel on meter related knowledge, work practices, and safety.
Drive and operate GRICUA vehicles in a safe manner.
Maintains effective working relationships with GRICUA employees, customers, and tribal departments.
Responds to after-hours and emergency work as needed.
Strictly follow GRICUA accident prevention rules and safety policies, practices, and procedures.
Physical and Environmental Requirements:
Heavy work requiring exertion up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently.
Reaching and lifting overhead, standing, crawling, climbing, bending, pulling and reaching.
Exposure to varying temperature conditions, including extreme weather.
Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
Works effectively and safely near high voltage connections.
Types of People Contact: Interfaces with office personnel, field personnel, senior management, vendors, contractors, customers, tribal departments, and customers.
Mental and Physical Demands: Occasionally sits at a desk/computer terminal; may sit for periods of time when traveling between locations. Operates light and heavy vehicles to reach work sites. Walks over non-paved terrain to inspect and locate electrical facilities. Also, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, reaches, pushes, pulls, lifts, and grasps as needed with repetitive motion. Uses materials such as material lists, printed maps, computer printouts, and electronic equipment. Visual inspection may involve small defects or parts. Able to recognize colors. Engages in normal level of conversation via phone and in-person, and occasionally over loud noise or outdoors during storms.
Work Environment: The work is primarily outdoors. Regularly subjected to outside weather conditions such as extreme heat, storms, cold, noise, darkness, confined spaces, poor lighting, and isolation.
About Gila River Indian Community Utility Authority
GRICUA was formed in 1998 to serve the Community's Wild Horse Pass Casino. In 2008, the Gila River Indian Community Council approved the 638 Contract for GRICUA to assume responsibility for maintaining & operating the SCIP electric system on the Gila River Indian Community Reservation. In 2018, all SCIP residential and commercial customers were transferred to GRICUA. GRICUA's electric system consists of 10 substations, 95 miles of 69 kV transmission lines and 425 miles of 12 kV distribution lines. GRICUA purchases wholesale power from various generating sources and in turn delivers it to over 3500 customers.