Meter Specialist

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

Title: Meter Specialist 
Company: Tampa Electric Company
Location: Central Service Area 
State and City: Florida  -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

Hiring Manager:  Jeff W Butts

Recruiter: Ricky D McDonald 




TITLE:    Meter Specialist
PERFORMANCE COACH:     Principal Engineer, Meter Services
COMPANY:    Tampa Electric Company    
DEPARTMENT:    Meter Services 


Performs functions related to all aspects of Tampa Electric’s residential, commercial, industrial, and inter-tie electric metering.  Assists with all duties in the Standards Lab, which includes maintaining calibration traceability per NIST protocols.  Routinely works on energized systems up to 600 volts and occasionally in the vicinity of voltages up to 500 kV.  Performs duties including installation, construction, programming, maintenance, calibration and testing of metering equipment; meter reading; troubleshooting; and supporting any emergency overtime work required to provide accurate and timely revenue collection for Tampa Electric Company. 

All duties must be performed following the company’s safe work practices and procedures.  Work is to be performed both indoors and outdoors, periodically exposing the employee to inclement weather (only when the work can be performed safely).  A company vehicle is provided as needed to support the completion of job assignments.  


Storm duties may include participation on two-man “wire down” teams and will involve overtime work.

1.    Operation, maintenance, calibration, and documentation for the following Standards Lab equipment: 
•    Handheld and Stationary Multimeters
•    Probewell Test Units 
•    WECO Model 2350 Meter Test System
•    Radian Current and Voltage Standards
•    Radian RS-703 Syntron Automated Calibration System
•    Knopp Current and Voltage Transformer Test Units 
•    Phenix and HiPotronix Dielectric Test Units
•    Doble F2251 Power System Simulator
•    Epoch Multi-Amp Power Supply 
•    Fluke 540B Thermal Transfer Standard 
•    RFL Model 620 V-A-W Meter 
2.    Annual utility inter-tie meter testing:
•    Develop and maintain schedule for meter tests at utility inter-tie substations
•    Coordinate test schedules with utilities involved
•    Perform and/or witness annual utility inter-tie meter tests as required
•    Document test results
3.    Meter testing at co-generation and independent power producer sites:
•    Develop and maintain schedule for on-site meter testing
•    Coordinate test schedule with entities involved
•    Perform meter tests as required per regulatory requirements
•    Document test results
4.    Design and construct meter cabinets and associated equipment as needed for new meter installations
5.    Program and test high-end metering for critical customers and utility-scale solar installations
6.    Collaborate with Substation Engineering and RTU teams


Direct Supervision:  May assume supervisory function over other IBEW-covered team members
Indirect Supervision: None Required

Key Internal:    TECO Departments (Line Department; Substation Engineering; Substation Operations;                                          Customer Service; Account Management; Special Billing; Revenue Protection; System Service)
Key External:    Co-generators; large commercial and industrial customers; Duke Energy Florida; Power &       Light; all other utilities with tie lines to Tampa Electric      
•    Required:   Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering or equivalent
•    Preferred:  Precision measurement equipment experience; Smith Driving course completion

•    Required:  Valid State of Florida Class E Driver License required 

•    Required: Meter Technician
•    Preferred: 1-2 years as a fully qualified Meter Technician

Related Experience
•    Required: None

Supervisory Experience 
•    Required: None 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) 
Required: Operations Test Battery (OTB); pass written and field evaluation; pass Behavioral Fit Test; pass 
series of training modules; must pass written test and board review to advance to subsequent pay steps.

Business & Job Knowledge
Ownership & Excellence
Produce Results

Developing People
Work Safely

May drive approximately 15 -100 miles in an eight-hour shift.  Must utilize light & medium, heavy vehicles and heavy bucket truck in performance of duties.

Percentage of time in an average 8-hour day performing each of the following tasks:
Sitting        40%                Stooping    15%
Lifting        10%                Climbing      5%
Walking    15% (included w/standing)    Squatting     10% (included w/stooping)
Standing    30%                Driving                   40% (included w/sitting)
Reaching    15%                Traveling    40% (included w/sitting)    
Bending    10%                Typing          5%

Lifting Requirements:
10 lbs. or less                       70%            30 lbs. to 40 lbs.    2%
10 lbs. to 20 lbs.        20%            40 lbs. to 50 lbs.    2%
20 lbs. to 30 lbs.          5%            50 lbs. and over        1%  



TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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