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Metering Technician


Astoria, NY, US


  • The role of the Meter Technician is to perform programming, testing and installation of advanced multifunction meter systems for NYPA’s generation, transmission and customer sites used for operational and revenue metering purposes.
  • Supports others in the field meter system calibration, troubleshooting, testing and meter replacement. Ensure meter data during testing is correctly edited in meters and MV90 for submission to NYISO as Meter Authority.
  • Support others to performs review of meter system performance, perform regular required maintenance & testing, troubleshooting, and repairs of metering equipment. Ensures metering equipment for both operational and revenue metering systems perform as required for NYPA Operations.
  • Support meter system maintenance and testing by developing meter test programs, reviewing test results for both routine testing as well as commissioning of transmission, generation and customer meters.


  • Perform installation and commissioning of new advanced smart meter systems, perform field meter testing and troubleshooting.
  • Perform advanced meter testing including meter measurement accuracy, meter/RTU communications, instrument transformer testing, and communication system testing.
  • Perform review and evaluations of operational and revenue meter system performance and to ensure proper operation and profiling of generation, transmission and customer load data. Identify variances and trouble shoot with other support staff to resolve issues.
  • Ensure deadlines are met as assigned by supervisors.
  • Gather information (site, vendors and other engineers) for engineering tasks including replacement of meter systems and associated communications schemes

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of utility grade electrical metering and control systems and associated components.
  • Excellent in computer skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform technical analysis and troubleshooting, firmware upgrades, and testing and measurements.
  • Understanding of power system equipment and theory.
  • Knowledge of various communications systems used in meter data collection, and meter data analysis.
  • Ability to apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, complete and articulate reports which explain test results.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Two year Associates Degree in Electrical Technology/Engineering/Science is required.  Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated work experience related to the position description or equivalent is required.
  • Experience programming and testing Smart meters and RTUs is preferred.
  • Experience with NYPA policies and business practices is preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to access all areas of the plant and conduct physical evaluations of grounds and equipment including ability to climb and work at high elevation, and ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.


Military Occupational Speciality Codes
MOS - Army: 01B, 01G, 12K, 12Q, 12R, 15F, 15J, 51R, 52F, 63J, 91C, 91D 
MOS - Marines: 1141, 6033  
MOS - NavyAD, AE, AS, CE, EM, ET (NUC), GSE, GSM, MM (NUC), MR, SW, UT, 001577, 003698, 3003, 3202, 3391, 4540, 4602, 4626, 4632, 4641, 4752, 4754, 4942, 4943, 4944, 5699,  


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