Inside Meter Tester

Test electric meters and repair them.
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Salary Range
$28,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Inside Meter Testers do?

Tests electric meters to detect cause of malfunctions and inaccuracy, and repairs meters: Connects meter to test panel mounting standard meter and determines recording accuracy [ELECTRIC-METER TESTER]. Changes connections to test panel and observes whether parts, such as coils and magnet, function according to standard. Adjusts test panel controls and observes dials to determine if meter’s electrical readings are correct and turns setscrews to correct deviations. Determines if meter gears mesh properly by tactile examination and tightens or loosens screws to make adjustments. Adjusts timing mechanism on demand meters. Makes minor repairs, such as replacing wornout screws, jewels, and registers, and routes meters needing major overhaul to ELECTRIC-METER REPAIRER. May test accuracy of meters, using stroboscope to compare tested meter disk revolutions to those of standard. May test relays [RELAY TESTER]. May install and maintain test boards used to test function and accuracy of meters.

Should I be an Inside Meter Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Inside Tester

    How to become an Inside Meter Tester

    Most Inside Meter Testers have a Certificate or no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:97gdaa&chl=no+college+%2847%25%29|certificate+%2845%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,47,47
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