Southern Company Reader, Meter - AMR in Chamblee, Georgia

Reader, Meter - AMR



Basic Function:

Records gas consumption data from residential, industrial, and commercial customers using electronic remote reading device mounted in company vehicle; reports data for Marketers to use for customer billing.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

• Downloads meter reading route(s) daily; enters route information into ENSCAN electronic data

collection units in vehicle; drives route and collects data from Electronic Reading Transmitters

(ERTs) mounted on customers’ meters; uploads data at end of work day.

• Reviews Missed Meter Report daily to identify incomplete meter readings; performs special

ENSCAN and manual readings to obtain meter data.

• Maintains electronic equipment to ensure accurate readings.

• Troubleshoots ERT problems: inspects, reprograms, repairs, removes, reinstalls units.

• Interacts with customers via telephone and in person to obtain information and answer


• Identifies problems concerning customers assigned to wrong route; updates systems and

corrects problems.

• Maintains and repairs ENSCAN and ERT equipment to ensure accurate meter readings;

removes lithium batteries and disposes as hazardous waste.

• Converts non-ERT meters to ERT system.

• Performs shut-offs, on occasion; paints meters; removes meters.

Education and Experience:


• High School diploma or GED

• 1-2 years meter reading experience


• ERT training

• ENSCAN training


Equivalent academic education and experience



• Customer service skills

• Interpersonal skills

• Defensive driving skills

• Operator Qualified in accordance with Company Plan



• Valid Driver’s License

• Company driving test

AGLR Competencies:

Driving for Results Business Acumen

Engagement Functional Expertise

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit and drive for an extended period, physically able to stoop, bend, crawl, walk, climb ladders, and lift weights at a minimum of 20 pounds unassisted Must also have keen senses of smell, hearing, vision and color identification. Ability to work in all types of terrain and weather conditions is required.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Chamblee

Operating Company: Atlanta Gas Light

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Peachtree Service Center - 111 Ingersoll Rand Drive (111ChambleeCODE)

111 Ingersoll Rand Drive

Chamblee, 30341

Req ID: GAS2001613