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Apprenticeship, Laborer

Apprenticeship Program

Meter Electrician Apprentice

Hiring Process

Candidates must successfully complete and be competitive in:

  • Meter ElectricianWritten application and a review of their complete driving record
  • Written test on electrical theory, mathematics, and worker attributes
  • Working test demonstrating knowledge of certain tools, electrical equipment, and the ability to perform work functions
  • Oral panel interview
  • Reference check - three work related references of your choice will be contacted
  • Pre–Employment physical – (A medical examination of the candidate to determine whether he/she can perform the mental and physical functions of the job.)
  • Background check - (Includes criminal history, driving record, education, and employment verification.)
Meter Electrician Overview & Expectations:
  • The Meter Electrician Apprenticeship is a (6,000 hour) training program.
  • Apprentices learn to install single and poly–phase meters, transformer–related meters, self-contained meters, and instrument transformers.
  • Apprentices learn about lab and field test meters, instrument repair, calibration, and acceptance testing.
  • Apprentices will learn substation and co-generation metering.
  • Meter Apprentices attend at least 144 hours of Related Supplemental Instruction one evening a week throughout the school year for 3 years.


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