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Transitional Meter Reader - Northern New Jersey


Morristown, NJ, US, 07960

Job Function:  Meter Reading
Employee Type:  Temporary Full Time
Requisition ID:  57113

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 temporary 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 Transitional Meter Reading positions in North New Jersey. In order to be considered for a transitional position, a candidate must successfully pass an EEI Meter Reading test. 
Applying to this posting is an expression of interest to be considered for testing for future Transitional Meter Reader opportunities at multiple locations in  Northern New Jersey.



  • Regularly and customarily reads meters
  • Reads meters and records on handheld 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
  • 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 familiar with the Company's safety rules applicable to this and related jobs
  • Work moderately varied
  • Frequent customer contacts of moderate importance required 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a working vehicle and proof of insurance in order to perform the daily duties of this job


EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies.  We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests.  Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.
Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration.  You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. 
Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

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. Benefits include competitive pay, a company-sponsored pension plan, and a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision 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

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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