Xcel Energy Meter Reader 1st 6 Mos Job in Rifle, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Rifle

Are you fit and ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job that doesn’t require you to sit behind a desk all day? Do you want to build a long-term career in a stable industry at a company that’s committed to treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety? A field or skilled labor job at Xcel Energy could be the opportunity you’re looking for.

*NOTE: This position requires an assessment prior to interview consideration. We ask you to please carefully read the instructions below

We are looking for a Temporary Meter Reader who will be able to commit to a temporary position that could lead to a permanent (full-time and benefited) position who will join the Xcel Energy team at the Garfield Operations Center in Rifle, Colorado.


Reads residential and commercial gas and electric meters in the services areas of Rifle, Parachute, Battlement Mesa, Silt, New Castle, and Carbondale, enters information into hand held computer system; reports irregularities, ability to communicate with customers;reports hazardous conditions to appropriate department, requires approximately 10-12 miles of fast paced walking per day and entering customer premises. Does require dealing with various terrains and animals. Job does require exposure to inclimate weather,flexibility and teamwork. Individual must be safety conscious.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to walk 10-12 miles per day

  • Previous customer service experience.

  • High level of accuracy and ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Requires a valid driver's license to operate a company vehicle for the meter reading assignments.

  • Knowledge of handheld computers helpful.

-Working outside for extended periods of time in all weather


-Previous meter reading experience is preferred

Steps in Xcel Energy’s hiring process

  1. All qualified candidates will be sent an online assessment via e-mail. Applicants must successfully pass in order to be further considered.

  2. Candidates who successfully pass the assessment will be contacted to come in for an information session and interview.

  3. After attending our information session/interview, our Team Leaders will collaborate to decide which candidates are best qualified and offers will be made.

  4. Candidates who accept the employment offer will be required to pass Xcel Energy’s background check and drug test. This process can take up to two weeks before clearance is issued.

  5. After successful passing of the background check and drug test, candidates are ready to start the training class.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Rifle || CO - Rifle || United States (US) || Operations || 66440:Mtr Rdg (Grand Jct)-PSC || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 12161

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com