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Meter Reader Step 1 - Ladysmith, WI Job

Location(s): WI - Ladysmith


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



We anticipate the need for one or more Meter Reader (s) to join our team at our Ladysmith  Service Center in LadysmithWI. The Starting Rate of this position is $25.04 hourlyThis posting will be posted for 15 working days from September 19, 2022 - October 7, 2022.




As a Meter Reader, you will accurately read and/or probe electric and/or gas meters and enter readings into a handheld processor for commercial and residential accounts. Identify and report possible meter tampering, unsafe conditions, and meters that are malfunctioning or damaged. Work on the disconnection and/or reconnection of gas and electric services, collections of delinquent accounts, check seals, and follow-up on self-reconnects. You will inform customers of right to file inability to pay protection during cold weather months and refer them to agencies for energy assistances. Hours worked will be during the normal business day and occasionally after hours or on weekends as needed.




  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must have good communication and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Must be able to read and follow maps
  • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time through various terrain
  • Must be committed to working safely and compliance with all company safety rules
  • Must reside within 20-mile radius of the Ladysmith Service Center within 6 months of hire


  • Some electrical or natural gas background with experience in electric and/or gas metering
  • Knowledge of road/street locations in service area



Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  WI - Ladysmith || WI - Ladysmith || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 737AM:Mtr Rdg (Amery)-WI || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $25.04 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Additional days off, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only)


Requisition Number: 50364

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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