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Temporary Meter Reader Collector - Central/Northern New Jersey


MANY LOCATIONS, NJ, US, 07962-1911

Job Function:  Meter Reading
Employee Type:  Temporary Full Time
Requisition ID:  31408

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

Jersey Central Power & Light, an operating Company of FirstEnergy, is looking to establish a pool of interest for Temporary Meter Reading positions in Central and North New Jersey that may become available in the future. In order to be considered for a possible opening, a candidate must successfully pass an EEI Meter Reading test. Openings that may arise are generally only temporary positions and do not include benefits. Temporary positions may evolve into full time positions depending on the business need and the candidate's performance.


Applying to this posting is an expression of interest to be considered for testing for future Meter Reader opportunities at multiple locations in Central and Northern New Jersey.





  • Regularly and customarily reads meters
  • Reads meters and records on hand held processor
  • Estimates readings when required
  • Reports apparent improper rate classifications
  • Checks Company meter numbers
  • Reports evidence of meter tampering, diversion of current and other unusual conditions
  • Sees that meters are properly sealed
  • Reads and resets demand meter registers
  • Checks time and resets water heating and time clocks
  • Reports complaints or inquiries to the proper authority
  • Familiarizes self with district rules, assigns folios to new accounts and marks location on route map
  • Blocks or unblocks meters
  • Makes rereads or special readings
  • Performs incidental clerical work




  • Should be able to perform semi routine operations of moderate complexity and under directive supervision
  • Pertinent and qualifying experience and training in a similar type and line of work
  • Must exercise a moderate degree of judgment
  • Must be familar with the Company's safety rules applicable to this and related jobs
  • Work moderately varied
  • Frequent customer contacts of moderate importance required



Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Bargaining Unit 


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team