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Southern Company Meter Mechanic in Meridian, Mississippi

Meter Mechanic


Meter Mechanic - Meridian

This position is based in Meridian, Mississippi. The successful candidate will be required to live within a commutable distance to the reporting location. Any exception will require management consideration and prior approval.

Job Summary

This position will be filled as a Meter Mechanic A or lower depending on the applicant’s qualifications. This position is responsible for the installation, testing, maintenance and replacement of instrument transformer-rated metering equipment in the laboratory and on customer premises, substations and generating plants.

Job Experience and Education

  • Experience installing and maintaining instrument transformer-rated metering equipment is preferred

  • Experience with electrical and mechanical systems is desired

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform meter testing in the laboratory and in the field

  • Complete maintenance on wholesale and retail metering installations

  • Construct new wholesale metering installations

  • Assemble metering equipment, such as primary metering racks and enclosures

  • Complete audit of transformer-rated metering installation

  • Complete AMI network device installation and replacement

  • Complete other work assignments as required

Job Requirements

  • Must pass or have passed the Construction and Skills Trade Test (CAST) in order to be considered

  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Mississippi Commercial Drivers license within 6 months of employment

  • Must maintain weight of 280 lbs fully-dressed, to comply with equipment manufacturer's restrictions

  • Must be available for scheduled overtime work. Extensive overnight travel is required

  • The applicant’s work headquarters is at the Meridian Service Center and must report to that location daily. Living anywhere other than the immediate Meridian area will require management consideration and prior approval. No relocation assistance available.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Understand technical issues and make logical decisions

  • Solid mathematical skills, including algebra and trigonometry

  • Average or above average computer skills

  • Ability to use basic hand tools, the ability to work at heights, read technical drawings, and handle heavy objects

  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors

Behavioral Attributes

  • Good communication skills

  • Work successfully in a team atmosphere

  • Ethical, customer oriented, self-motivated, a continuous learner and highly dependable

Candidates selected to take the required test (CAST) for this position will be notified via e-mail.

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Power Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Mississippi-Meridian Area-Meridian

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Meridian Service Center - 3118 Highway 45 North (3118MERIDIAN)

3118 Highway 45 North

Meridian, 39301

Req ID: MPC2002138