Career outlook for smart meter installer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would fit and repair gas and electricity meters in homes and businesses.
Smart meters help customers to keep track of how much energy they use in real time and which appliances use the most power. The aim is to help customers reduce their energy use and so cut bills.
On a typical job, you would:
- Visit the customer at the arranged time
- Remove the existing meter
- Fit the new smart meter
- Do tests to make sure the meter is working
- Explain how to use the meter
- Answer any further questions
- Give energy efficiency advice to customers
You could work for one of the big energy companies or for a smaller firm. You would not have to sell energy plans or tariffs.
It would be important to understand safe working practices.
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