Metering Technician

City of Lodi , California

Job Information 


Electric Utility

Mid Level


$110,686.42 - $110,686.42 Annually

Application Deadline 


08/21/2020 05:00 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Work Where You Live - The City of Lodi is home to 65,000 residents, ideally located adjacent to Highway 99 and I-5, 34 miles south of Sacramento, 10 miles north of Stockton and 90 miles east of San Francisco.  The City of Lodi is a community surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space.  Lodi Electric Utility was founded in 1910. For over 100 years, we have prided ourselves in providing safe and reliable electricity. Lodi Electric strives to anticipate the future needs of our customers and develop a plan to meet those needs as cost-effectively as possible while maintaining excellent service.  We look to continue to provide the community of Lodi with reliable, affordable, clean and safe power for many years to come. 

All applications and supplemental questions must be completed fully and submitted on an official City of Lodi application form. Applications will be accepted and processed until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Job descriptions are intended to present a broad and general range of duties which includes, purpose, responsibilities, and scope of work. Job descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general direction plans and organizes, and performs skilled work in the areas of maintenance, testing, repair and installation of meters; provides training to other employees; participates in policy and standards development and does related work as required.

Receives general supervision from higher level personnel; may provide functional/technical supervisor over lower-level employees.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Performs shop and field calibrations of electric meters; installs current and voltage transformers with associated equipment and verifies the complete installation to assure accurate metering; installs and maintains load survey, load management and recording metering equipment;

Conducts the scheduled testing and circuit analysis of existing revenue metering facilities;

Investigates customer complaints and takes corrective measures, if necessary;

Performs acceptance testing of metering material and equipment; maintains appropriate records on all metering equipment and installations;

Participates in the development of standards and specifications with other agencies and industry representatives;

Handles vandalism and power diversion cases and makes reports to appropriate City staff;

Prepares and conducts training sessions;

Performs related duties as necessary for the operation of the City.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Various electric meters, their operation and the methods and equipment used in their testing and repair; AC and DC circuits with particular reference to Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law and Blondel's Theorem; various modern electronic components and circuits; inductance, capacitance, power factor and vector analysis;

Modern metering methods for single and polyphase circuits; applicable electrical codes;

Necessary precautions to be taken when working around energized equipment.

Ability to:
Use modern precision instruments and testing equipment to obtain specified performance; use mathematics, including trigonometry;

Establish preventative maintenance programs and keep appropriate records;

Read and interpret electrical drawings, plans and specifications; prepare and write reports and maintain records; operate modern computer equipment for programming of and retrieving data from microprocessor-based modern metering equipment;

Work independently with limited direct supervision; understand and carry out written and oral instructions;

Maintain effective working relationships with a variety of City staff, outside agencies and utilities, vendors and others.

Attainment of journey level Metering Electrician status and three (3) years experience in this status.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, including trigonometry.

Possession of a valid driver's license issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read, write and make observations, operate hand tools, vehicles and equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk for periods of time including slippery or uneven surfaces; bend, kneel, reach, stand, crouch or climb occasionally; operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform manual labor occasionally; operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; verbally communicate to exchange information; ability to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature, noise, dust, and all types of weather and temperature conditions, while performing essential functions and be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds as necessary.


Supplemental Information

Interested applicants must submit an online application at  No paper applications will be accepted.  For technical difficulties with your online application, please call the Neogov helpline at 855-524-5627.

Telephone: 209-333-6704.  Persons with hearing impairment, please call the California Relay Service 7-1-1.

Evaluation of Qualifications: Application materials and resumes will be screened to determine if applicants are considered to be among the most qualified as outlined on the job announcement. Only applicants who are among the most qualified will be invited to participate in the testing process. Resumes may not be substituted for a completed application.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The City of Lodi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of fair employment practices regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, or other unlawful discrimination.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT - In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the City of Lodi provides reasonable accommodation for qualified
individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Human Resources Division upon application submittal to confirm the request.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION - City of Lodi is authorized and required by the state of California to access Local, State, and/or Federal criminal history has part of the testing process. This process can be completed by initial fingerprinting and/or a full Background investigation pursuant to Penal Code §11105(b)(10), §11105.3, §13300(b)(10); Education Code §10911.5; Public Resources Code §5164) and in compliance with the City of Lodi's Fingerprinting Policy ad Procedure. As a future employee or volunteer, you are required to be fingerprinted and processed through the Department of Justice and cleared before you can start. All information obtained will be kept in strict confidentiality.

HIRING PROCEDURE - Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications by the final filing date. Eligible lists are established upon successful completion of the selection process. The candidates must be successful in each part of the testing. To fill each vacancy the hiring department will request names to be certified from the eligible list and will make a selection from this certification list.

CONDITIONAL JOB OFFERS - Conditional job offers are subject to successful completion of a medical drug screen and/or physical. Candidates should not quit or give notice to their current employer until final notification has been awarded by the Human Resources Division.

MEDICAL-DRUG SCREENING – All positions may be subject to a physical or drug screen issued by a qualified medical physician assigned by the Human Resources Division. Under the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Lodi has been designated as a drug-free workplace.

APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance and complete Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act. United States citizenship is not required. All new appointees are required to successfully complete a probationary period of twelve months.


SALARY - The starting salary is the first rate shown on the job announcement. Advancement to the higher steps of the salary range is based upon merit in accordance with the Salary Ordinance and Rules for Personnel Administration. Eligibility for the first merit increase is effective after 12 months and for additional merit increases after one year intervals until the employee has reached the maximum step.

HOLIDAY, VACATION, SICK, AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Holiday - An average of 13 paid holidays per year. Vacation - 2 weeks paid vacation annually, increasing with length of service depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Sick Leave - 10 days per year depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Administrative Leave - Management/Mid-Management positions receive 80 hours per fiscal year, and specified professional/technical positions receive 40 hours per fiscal year (Pro-Rated).

HEALTH INSURANCE - Medical, Dental and Vision plans are available for employee and dependents. A portion of the premiums may be the employee's responsibility.

LIFE INSURANCE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY - The City pays the full premium for employee and dependent life insurance, and offers a long-term disability plan that provides up to approximately 2/3 of an employee's salary.

RETIREMENT AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION - The City of Lodi is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (P.E.R.S.). Lodi is not a member of the Social Security System except for the required medical contribution. Employees may participate in a 457 Deferred Compensation program.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT - Employees may participate in a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This bulletin does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions or job duties contained in this bulletin may include modifications pending labor agreements and/or council approval.


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