Part-Time Meter Reader

Dearborn Heights, MI
Part Time
Water Department
Entry Level

The employee reads water meters and records volume used by residential and commercial consumers. The employees of the City are required to serve citizens and customers in a tactful, courteous manner; establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, directors, elected officials, and general public.


$15.00 per/hour for not more than 28 hours per/week. This temporary, 6 month, part-time job is not eligible for benefits nor paid time off.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a High School diploma or equivalent
  • A valid State of Michigan driver’s license is required, and must meet general government Civil Service driving standards
  • Needs a skill and ability to use common hand tools, an ability to read street signs/road maps and an ability to carry out oral or written instructions
  • Must be able to walk long distances and stand for long periods
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • An ability to maintain good attendance and be able to be insured
  • Ability to work well and maintain good relationships with employees and the public


  • Drives City vehicle to begin established route, and walks between locations taking readings from ARB outside of homes and businesses with uni-gun
  • Records in uni-gun note section appropriate notes. Example: meter box location, dog in yard
  • Inspects connections for damage. If outside box or wire is damaged, then the reader enters it into the note section of the uni-gun
  • Returns uni-gun to business office for billing purposes
  • Maintains work assigned equipment and does other tasks as assigned

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