meterman apprenticeship training  - 3 year program

The Meterman Apprentice Training program is a 3 year program for individuals interested in becoming Metermen Journeymen. The course is designed to fulfill the necessary 144 academic hours typically required by a utility's apprenticeship program. This particular Meterman Apprenticeship curriculum has been recognized by various utilities in the state of Washington. At completion of this course, and with on-the-job training, the student should be prepared to complete the IBEW Union Journeyman exam.

"current diversion basics"  - 1 day class

This one-day workshop is designed to explain why current diversion is so dangerous when working on meters in an everyday situation.  It will show why it is becoming more unsafe, how you can detect possible places for current diversion and what you can do to protect yourself.  This class does not cover the legal aspects of current diversion but does present the subject from a field worker’s point of view.

"electric Safety Training 'for the qualified electrical worker' "  - 1/2 day class

A refresher for electrical workers who work on energized equipment in commercial or residential services.  This class focuses on safety regulations as it applies to the routine work practices of the electrical worker. Various safety awareness scenarios discussed. NFPE 70E Arc Flash regulations are emphasized for selection of proper personal protective equipment for each task assigned. 

"Metering for Linemen"  -  hot topics - 1/2 day class

This half day workshop is designed for the journeyman lineman, or other personnel who want a better understanding of the hazards associated with handling revenue meters.  Current transformer metering and special hot topics will be discussed as it relates to exposure to metering from a lineman’s point of view.  The student will learn to recognize various metering applications and the safety concerns associated with each service. 

"Safety Training while metering facilities"  - 1 day class

Designed for electrical workers installing recorders or power monitoring equipment in commercial, industrial or residential services.  This class focuses on safety regulations as it applies to the routine work practices of the electrical worker.  NFPE 70E Arc Flash exposure will be covered for selection of proper personal protective equipment for each task assigned. Theory and technical aspects of electrical equipment that the student will be exposed to during installations will be covered in this class. Students will have HANDS-ON opportunities to safely install recorders. Learning Objectives – provide an awareness of the requirements necessary to safely install power monitoring equipment in facilities.  This awareness includes an analysis of your surroundings and how best to provide a safe work environment while performing this task.  It includes the personnel safety procedures and the best technical work practices to obtain the information needed.

"Metering for Linemen"  - 1 day class

This one-day workshop is designed for the journeyman lineman, or other personnel who want a better understanding of the hazards associated with handling revenue meters for both single phase and three phase meters. The safety concerns with current transformer metering will also be covered. The student will learn to recognize various metering applications and the safety concerns associated with each service.

"Know before you pull"  - 1 day class

A new job task?  Not sure what is safe to pull?  New to the electrical industry?  Or just want to know more about revenue meters? This class is an introduction to the essential safety steps necessary when pulling or setting single phase revenue meters.  This is an excellent  course for meter readers and others that are interested in knowing electrical basics as it relates to revenue meter exchanges.   Hands-on safety practices including the use of personal protective equipment will be covered in this essential one-day class.

training classes and courses

"HOW DO THOSE METERS WORK?" - 3 Day class

Ever wonder “How do those meter’s work?”  Well wonder no more!  This three-day class will take you from start to finish on the basics of metering.  You begin the class with a screwdriver and a determination to dismantle your standard revenue house meter.  After you learn the function of each part,the next step is getting to know how “the meter” fits into the big picture of revenue metering.  You will learn how a meter measures, why and how we bill demand penalties, transformer multipliers, and the basics of transformer-rated metering. Bring a scientific calculator because we will introduce the basics of power triangles and vector diagrams to determine the KW, KVA, and KVAR ratings of a typical metered service.  By the end of the class, you will be introduced to ANSI form numbers that will help you do hands-on exercises to choose the right meter for the right service application.


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  • METERMAN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING
  • ADVANCED METER TRAINING
  • METER SAFETY TRAINING IN YOUR UTILITY!

ADVANCED meter training  - 10 Month program

The Advanced Meter Training Class is designed for individuals who already have a background in the electrical field but need to know metering specifics.  Pre-requisites apply.  The entire three-year Apprenticeship curriculum is taught within an intense ten month period. A previous journeymen status in the electrical field is required. 

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