992 - Meter Inspector/Painter
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02/15/2013 - SN (First Source)
992 - Gas Meter Inspector/Painter
Assigned to a Gas Meter Painting Team, and responsible for site and equipment safety, equipment maintenance and damage prevention, job site preparation and staging. The Gas Meter Painter ensures that the tools, equipment, and supplies needed are available and in top working condition; that each worksite is staged to promote safe, fast and accurate paints. The Gas Meter Inspector/Painter is the source of a productive day.
To serve clients, (i.e., gas utilities and EMC), the Gas Meter Inspector/Painter must be able to:
Use the Vehicle Inspection Worksheet, to track the current condition of company vehicles, report defects/breakdowns and coordinate replacements and repairs to keep company vehicles and equipment available 99.99% of the time.
Work with the Supervisor to strategize and create approaches to maximize production, and ensure all work assigned is completed.
Work with Inventory Control to account for paint and splash guards used daily.
Account for assigned equipment, tools, brushes, scrapers, paint guns, paint shields, and safety gears daily to ensure that they are clean, safe to use and are in top working condition.
Report defects/breakdowns and coordinate replacements and repairs to minimize downtime.
Read maps and Street & Trips routes, navigate independently, drive to assigned meters, and stage job sites for safe, timely, fast, and accurate paints.
Confirm the accuracy of meter locations.
Locate and paint meters that are difficult to access (CGE) or difficult to find (CNL)
Make consistent judgment calls to distinguish between meters to be inspected, or painted.
Paint and/or inspect meters in accordance to company policy to meet or beat client requirements for safety and quality.
Meet daily quota of 60 to 70 meters painted.
Complete and deliver timely, accurate, legible, and clean production reports based on current company production codes.
Adhere to the safety and quality process outlined below for each premise visited.
1. Verify work location is safe and accessible.
2. If unsafe or inaccessible, leave door hanger, and move to next location.
3. If unsafe due to gas leak, call the office to report the leak, secure the work area to ensure public safety, and remain onsite until leak repair crew arrives on site.
4. If safe, match meter and ERT equipment numbers with location address to ensure that the correct meter is inspected/painted.
5. Remove existing splash guard as needed to facilitate meter cleaning.
6. Scrape the meter set to remove peeling and cracking paint, scrub rusted spots, especially at pipe joints, and remove all caked dirt and other debris from the bottom of the meter and other areas as needed.
7. Brush, wipe and blow the meter and the splash guard clean.
8. Install existing/new splash guard.
9. Paint the meter set shielding walls, the ground, plants and shrubs as needed from paint.
10. Paint the entire meter set, including the fuel line all the way up to the house. Use handheld shield at all times, and DO NOT paint the ERT.
11. Use overlapping strokes to paint all surfaces for complete coverage.
12. Put extra paint on threaded joints, and rusted fuel lines.
13. Verify that there is no paint on walls, shrubs, plants, grass, and stone pathways.
14. Use appropriate solvents to treat any spot where paint landed on anything other than the meter.
15. Complete and verify the accuracy of the production report.
The Service Technician must be:
Able to perform basic painting tasks (i.e., locating, scrubbing, cleaning, shielding, spraying, etc.) and be intimately familiar with safety and atmospheric corrosion inspection and protection requirements.
Able to recognize and diffuse volatile and/or unsafe conditions with clients and residents.
Able to efficiently use painting tools.
Able to perform light user diagnostics, maintenance and minor repairs on equipment, (i.e., tools, safety gears and measuring instruments), to keep them working well and minimize downtime.
Able to use cellular phones, or two-way radios to coordinate tasks remotely.
Able to monitor gauges and instruments.
Able to read street maps and navigate to specific locations without assistance.
Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. When in the field, compliance with and use of the following is required 100% of the time:
1. Company uniforms
2. Safety vests
3. Company ID
4. Gas mask
5. OSHA safety rules and requirements
Comply with all quality policies, practices and procedures.
Report unsafe activities to supervisor and/or HR immediately.
Provide training to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Basic user skills for Microsoft applications (i.e., Street & Trips, Excel, etc.)
Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure/policy manuals.
Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
Three months of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
Valid Driver’s License
a. Drug Awareness
b. First Aid & CPR
c. Customer Operator Qualifications
Four to five 10-hour work days (i.e., 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. including two 15-minute breaks, and one 30-minute lunch break)
Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (i.e., rain, sun, snow, wind, hot, cold, etc.)
Moderate to heavy physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily physical nature.
Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
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