Southern Company Meter Reader in Bellwood, Illinois

Meter Reader


Meter Reading is not just a job, it is the start of a career with Nicor Gas!

Nicor Gas is looking for the future leaders of our company to begin a career as a Meter Reader. Meter Readers are a vital part to the success of the organization to accurately provide excellent customer service to more than 2.2 million customers.

Through this role you will have the opportunity to grow your career with additional training going into other areas of the organization (such as Management, Supervisory, and Field Operations).

Many leaders of Nicor Gas and Southern Company Gas started their career in the Meter Reader position. If you have the drive and initiative, and find the following question intriguing; you may be a successful candidate for a Meter Reading position:

Do you have the desire to work safely?

Safety is the number one value at Nicor Gas. Nicor Gas will provide an extensive safety training program. In addition to your personal responsibility we will help you to build the necessary skills to ensure a safe work environment.

Do you like working in an outdoor environment?

Meter Readers work outdoors year round through severe weather conditions such as rain, snow, extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Do you to like to exercise while getting paid?

Meter Readers endure an extreme amount of physical activity walking briskly an average of 5-10 miles per day.

Do you thrive on engaging with customers on a daily basis?

Meter Readers are often the “face” of the organization and must strive to provide excellent customer service.

Are you comfortable working in a self-directed environment?

The Meter Reader role requires critical thinking, works independently throughout the day and must have solid communication with the Meter Reading Supervisor.

Do you have a desire to perform a variety of tasks within your position?

Meter Readers are trained to complete additional tasks other than reading meters. These tasks could include inside leak surveys, corrosion inspections, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements for this position:

  • Valid driver’s license

  • High school diploma or GED (Bachelor’s degree a plus)

  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions (e.g., hot and cold temperatures, rain and snow)

  • Walk an average minimum of 4-6 hours per day (approximately 5-10 miles)

  • Visually be able to read and to transcribe numbers accurately

  • Operate and transport a hand held computer (approximately 3 lbs.)

  • Adhere to company policies

  • Kneel and crawl as required, sometimes in tight spaces (e.g., basements, bushes)

  • Work in an environment that occasionally includes encounters with various animals/insects (e.g., dogs, raccoons, spiders, bees) Work 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday with the potential for mandatory overtime on nights and weekends

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company Gas (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit at .

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Bellwood

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Other Locations: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Joliet, Illinois-Northern Illinois-Rockford, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Des Plaines, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glen Ellyn, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Aurora, Illinois-Northern Illinois-Crystal Lake, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glenwood, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Crestwood

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Bellwood - 615 Eastern Ave. (615BellwoodCODE)

615 Eastern Ave.

Bellwood, 60104

Joliet - 3000 East Cass St. (3000JolietCODE)

3000 East Cass St.

Joliet, 60432

Rockford - 4651 Linden Rd. (4651RockfordCODE)

4651 Linden Rd.

Rockford, 61109

Des Plaines - 1665 Birchwood Ave. (1665DesPlainesCODE)

1665 Birchwood Ave.

Des Plaines, 60018

Glen Ellyn - 90 N Finley Rd. (90GlenEllynCODE)

90 N Finley Rd.

Glen Ellyn, 60137

Aurora Beverly - 1598 Beverly Ct. (1598AuroraCODE)

1598 Beverly Ct.

Aurora, 60502

300 West Terra Cotta (300CrystalLakeCODE)

300 West Terra Cotta

Crystal Lake, 60115

Glenwood - 19199 Glenwood Chicago Heights Rd. (19199GlenwoodCODE)

19199 Glenwood Chicago Heights Rd.

Glenwood, 60425

Crestwood - 4829 West 135th St. (4829CrestwoodCODE)

4829 West 135th St.

Crestwood, 60436

Req ID: GAS2000145