1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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8119-11 Meter Reader

Reads electric, gas or water meters and records usage.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • walks or drives over established routes and locates meters on properties
  • inspects meters and connections for defects, damage or unauthorised connections and reports irregularities
  • checks and matches meter numbers and addresses, reads meters and records details manually or using a recording and account processing unit
  • returns route book or recording device for accounts processing
  • may read meters using radio telemetry devices
  • may disconnect meters

Specialisations:
Meter Records Clerk

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