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Apprentice Electric Meterman

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Northwestern Energy Butte , MT 59701

Posted 2 months ago



POSTING DATES: September 27, 2018 through October 11, 2018


Apprentice Electric Meterman


Asset Management-Meter Shop

Work Location

Butte, MT (Meter Shop)


U003 (IBEW #44 $28.72 Per CBA)

Employment Status

Regular Full-Time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Apprentice Electric Meterman trains and works under the supervision of a Journeyman Meterman to develop the abilities and functions to perform labor, and meterman jobs. During their training, they will learn and progressively perform the responsibilities of the Journeyman Meterman as qualified. The Electric Meterman installs, field tests, and maintains meter equipment that monitors electrical consumption by residential, commercial, and industrial clients.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Perform the physical and mental requirements necessary to undertake a multi-step apprenticeship process designed to safely and efficiently train the worker to efficiently perform all aspects related to installs, field tests, and maintains meter equipment that monitors electrical consumption by residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Satisfactorily complete required program to progress to qualified Journeyman Meterman status

  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations

  • Work overtime outside of scheduled hours, participating in either call out availability or an on-call rotation schedule, in response to acute and/ or planned service needs

  • Work together as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activities

  • Individually lift and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 70 pounds


  • These functions may be considered essential based on location, current level of apprenticeship training, and other factors.

  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations.

  • Respond to electrical distribution emergencies and perform meter-related service work as needed

  • Troubleshoot, install, field test, and maintain meter equipment to monitor electrical consumption by residential, commercial, and industrial clients, including installing, testing, and maintaining the following:

  • Instrument transformer metering for residential, commercial, and industrial substations

  • Substation metering

  • Telecommunication systems for metering

  • Self-contained metering

  • Calculate load data to size metering equipment

  • Read and use maps, diagrams, and other graphically displayed information effectively

  • Maintain meter inventory

  • Order meters and metering equipment for stock

  • Assist in assigning electric rates and evaluate rates to make sure customer is on the correct rate

  • Troubleshooting distribution and power quality problems

  • Operate bucket trucks, line trucks to install and maintain maintaining metering

  • Work on overtime calls in response to acute service needs

  • Complete all documentation

  • ECIS & FDM enter metering data, process orders

  • MS Access Meter Verification Database entering data and design changes to maintain transformer rated meter data information

  • Interact with the public

  • Labor tasks as required

  • Check customer's voltage/sets, monitor, and read recording volt meters when necessary*

  • Meter Reading / and associated meter reading processes*

  • Switching as needed*


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Driver's License

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

  • Knowledge of applicable codes and safety

  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 2637
3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.

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Apprentice Electric Meterman

Expired Job

Northwestern Energy