Richard Passmore Jr.
Meter Technician 5 │ Union          
Transmission & Distribution
35 years of service
Richard Passmore Jr.
Meter Technician 5 │ Union          
Transmission & Distribution
35 years of service

Rich tests meters and metering equipment, conducts weather station assessments, troubleshoots field issues including solar installs and uses tools to continuously maintain and improve the grid. Rich is always looking out for his co-workers by exploring new ideas that promote safety. He has designed tools and improved field equipment to enhance safe practices. After the Thomas Fire, Rich worked on the weather station proposal to eliminate future wildfires and promote public safety. Rich also trains the planner group on the proper requirements for metering installations. He also keeps up on the metering installation standards and codes.

He goes out of his way to train anyone willing to listen and will use his own time to help or research things that can improve the team’s work. He serves on many committees because of his vast experience and knowledge. He is on the tool team and develops many of the safety tools used today. Rich is one of the go-to-guys people call when they have a question. He receives many calls from meter techs who need help or to ask questions about complex equipment. He takes time to educate and makes learning fun. Rich enables and encourages teamwork, involving others and developing their knowledge base while recognizing their contributions. He is definitely a team player and encourages others’ input as a team to come up with new ways or procedures that can improve work culture.

More than once, Rich has gone out of his way to help customers feel comfortable after troubleshooting an issue. He has turned angry customers into smiling ones who are thanking him for his help. Rich is one of the nicest, most humble people you’ll ever meet. He leads by example, upholding integrity and respect for everyone.