metering technician at work

Metering Technician Apprenticeship

Work Description

Metering technicians install and audit electric meters, disconnect/reconnect meters, respond to trouble calls, troubleshoot and test meters, verify equipment security, investigate power diversions and illegal taps, collect physical evidence of illegal taps and maintain chain of evidence, respond to high-bill complaints, maintain inventories of supplies, and document work with written reports.

Working Conditions

Metering technicians often work in stooped and cramped positions. They usually work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Most usually work a 40-hour week, but it’s sometimes necessary to work long and irregular hours to restore service to and from meters.


  • 3-year apprenticeship
  • 6,240 hours of on-the-job learning
  • 480 hours of paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction as required

Classroom instruction is offered in weekly blocks staggered throughout the year.


Application requirements:

  • Have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
  • Have commercial driver’s license (CDL) with an “A” endorsement or the ability to get the CDL
  • Be physically able to perform the work of the trade
  • Meet additional employer requirements, e.g.:
    • Most employers test applicants for basic verbal, arithmetic and abstract reasoning skills.
    • You may be required to undergo drug or alcohol testing at time of selection as an apprentice.

Note: Applicants apply directly to the electric utility

How can I apply to be a metering technician apprentice?

  1. Obtain direct employment through a company that operates an apprenticeship program.
  2. Complete apprentice application.
  3. Have your employer complete employer application.
  4. Submit Applications to:

    Mandy Mayek, Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering and Transportation, Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Construction
    Mid-State Technical College
    500 32nd St. North
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494
    Email | 715.422.5494