Job Requirements Meter Reader

Job Requirements for a Meter Reader

Black Cap Electric provides part time meter readers to DP&L service stations on an as-needed basis.  BCE meter readers will operate out of one or more service stations and will report both to their BCE supervisor and a DP&L regional team lead.  BCE meter readers have a schedule that may change each week based on the supply of operational DP&L meter readers. 

Meter readers walk or drive assigned routes collecting accurate readings from electric meters and entering them into a handheld device. 

  • Must be able to walk in order to read assigned route
  • Must have ability to crawl, twist, balance, squat, bend and kneel
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to carry weights up to 5 pounds for continuous periods of time
  • Must have the ability to reach forward, laterally and overhead
  • Must be able to climb hills and stairs
  • Must be able to see and judge distance of objects and persons
  • Must be able to perform close work on a computer screen
  • Must have depth perception
  • Must have the ability to decipher background noise and listen for dogs
  • Must pass a drug test
  • Must pass a background check


  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Valid Driver's License with no more than 4 points
  • Reliable transportation
  • Car insurance
  • Professional appearance  
  • Cell Phone