Meter Technician II

Chantilly, Virginia
Feb 12, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
Full Time


Under the close supervision of the Supervisor, Meter Services, installs, repairs, and maintains 5/8” through 2” water meters and provides assistance for working on larger sized meters.


  • Installs, repairs, and maintains 5/8” through 2” water meters and provides assistance for working on larger sized meters.
  • Installs 5/8” through 2” outside meters utilizing small hand tools and other equipment.
  • Inspects new meter and sub-meter settings to insure they meet Fairfax Water installation standards.
  • Inspects outside water services and meter boxes to insure they meet Fairfax Water installation standards.
  • Inspects, services, and replaces 5/8” through 2” water meters when a low consumption is noted.
  • Installs 5/8” through 2” inside meters, including the wiring and installation of a remote register or touch pad.
  • Assists in the repair, replacement, and field testing of larger size inside and outside meters.
  • Repairs, cleans, and shop tests 5/8” through 2” meters as required.
  • Inspects and makes necessary repairs to hydrant meters returned for the annual inspection program.
  • Utilizes SAP, CCS Mobile to maintain records and service orders relating to meter sets, low consumption investigations, and other daily work.
  • Gathers GIS/GPS data.
  • Assists the Meter Service CSR in answering customer calls and scheduling appointments as needed.
  • Maintains Fairfax Water vehicles, equipment, and tools to assure they are in safe working order.
  • Cleans the Meter Shop, floor, benches, and equipment as required.
  • Prepares old meters to be scrapped.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Graduation from high school and a minimum of one year related experience in the installation, testing and repair of meters or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Individuals in this job classification are considered Essential Personnel, and, as such, are required to report to work during emergencies and periods of severe weather.
  • Basic computer knowledge and the ability to communicate via email.
  • General knowledge of residential and commercial plumbing systems.
  • Ability to use hand and small power operated tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to bench test and make necessary repairs of 5/8” through 2” water meters.
  • Ability to instruct Meter Technician I's in semi-skilled tasks.
  • Ability to read and interpret ADC maps and distribution systems maps.
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact courteously with the public and fellow coworkers.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and legible records, ability to use a computer for time sheet submittal.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.  This position is also subject to random testing after hire.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and to work overtime as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (rain, snow, and ice).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in confined spaces (Meter Vaults).
  • Ability to overcome physical barriers, (such as climbing through brush).
  • Ability to work while consistently bending and kneeling.

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