Journeyman Meterman

Date:  Nov 29, 2023
Job ID:  4327

Kent, WA, US, 98032

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Field Based

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Vice President of Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Journeyman Meterman position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Safety is the number one priority for Puget Sound Energy.  This position requires participation in safety and tailgate meetings, performing safety inspections, identification and reporting of safety incidents and unsafe conditions, obtaining and maintaining required licenses and certifications and participation in emergency response drills. 


Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations. 


The journeyman meterman works under the direction of the meter foreman and performs the duties required to maintain the metering infrastructure for the electric utility.


The journeyman meterman must have successfully completed a metering apprenticeship program and have the technical skills to work on metering installations. They must possess an active understanding of safety laws, policies, and protocols as they evolve and update. They must have the knowledge and experience necessary to safely work on energized equipment and maintain electrical service to customers. This position requires participation in safety and tailgate meetings, performing safety inspections, identification and reporting of safety incidents and unsafe conditions, obtaining and maintaining required licenses and certifications and participation in emergency response.

Job Responsibilities

The journeyman meterman is responsible for the following in his/her day-to-day work:

  • Program, install, calibrate, audit, test, diagnose, repair, change, or replace parts of various types of metering equipment. This includes metering equipment for watt/VAR hour metering, co-generation sites, primary, single phase, three-phase (both instrument-rated and self-contained), KYZ pulse metering, and demand registers. This work may be performed on energized or de-energized equipment either in a shop environment or on customer premises. 
  • Use meter data collection systems to troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve multifaceted issues related to meter installations, the AMI network and infrastructure, billing inquiries, and power quality issues. 
  • Maintain an active knowledge and understanding of proprietary software and associated hardware.
  • Investigate customer concerns related to metering such as meter mixes and high bill investigations.
  • Disconnect and reconnect single phase meters, three phase meters, and CT services.
  • Perform duties in the meter shop including instrument transformer and meter acceptance testing, building and auditing primary metering equipment for both overhead and underground installations, refurbishing CTs, and managing inventory for Service Center meter shops to ensure a sufficient supply of metering equipment.
  • Complete work orders in a timely manner in accordance with standard work practices.


The journeyman meterman must be able to perform these and other duties as needed:

  • Assist area foreman as necessary.
  • May perform the duties as a backup foreman on a voluntary basis; complying with article 2.23 of CBA.
  • Participate in new work processes, assess new technologies, and test new tools and equipment as they pertain to residential and commercial metering as needed.
  • Respond to call-outs during non-core hours including storm response.
  • Train junior team members such as meter testers and apprentices.
  • Understand and enforce local codes, regulations, and company construction standards.
  • Performs similar and incidental duties as assigned.


This is a highly technical position, which requires continuing education and skill development to meet changing technology and needs.  This position responds to emergencies and callouts, and contains some irregular work schedules and overtime hours to support customer and operational needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Qualified journeyman having completed a meter apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license or be willing to get one.
  • First Aid/CPR certification or be willing to get one.
  • Ability to use trigonometry and perform phasor/vector analysis.
  • Basic personal computer (PC) and mobile device skills.
  • Ability to understand complex electrical systems.
  • Possess a strong understanding of AC and DC electrical theory.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other trades, departments, and customers.
  • Ability to work in a variety of potentially hazardous environments alone or in small groups.
  • Ability to work safely on energized equipment to maintain electrical service to the customer.
  • Understand AMI network, communications, and infrastructure.
  • Must have knowledge of materials, technology, and tools used in metering operations.

Additional Information


  • The duties and responsibilities are performed in an outdoor environment, which include all weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on the full range of work surfaces.  
  • This job requires sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, climbing (up to 20 feet), lifting (up to 50 lbs), kneeling, reaching, twisting, balancing, continually grasp and handle.
  • This position requires driving for long distances and for extended periods of time.
  • Some work will be done from heights (up to 20’) on a ladder and atop hydraulic lift equipment. 
  • The use of PPE (protective clothing and/or personal protective devices) is required.  
  • Requires driving a company vehicle.


PSE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  It complies with all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws.

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.


The pay range for this position is $57.56 - $57.56, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 


PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us ( 


Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

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