Customer Service Representative
Burnaby, B.C. (Willingdon Park), Canada
1d ago

Position Overview We are hiring!

Part-time Customer Service Representatives - starting January 27th, 2020.

Please submit your application online as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered.

Responsibilities - Attends to inbound and / or initiates outbound contacts to current or potential customers for new and existing services related to full meter to cash cycle including but not limited to, billing, account and collections information and the promotion of products, programs and services including upgrading existing products and services.

Captures information related to reported payments and promises to pay and makes payment arrangements on overdue accounts.

  • Processes new customer applications, existing customer moves, designated payment plan enrolments including cancellation and / or changes to equal payment plan and / or direct debit payment plan.
  • Collects and records customer information including customer identifiers, credit details, emergency contact information, co-tenants, appliances used, etc.

  • Responds to requests regarding rate changes, high bills, estimated consumption, field work and meter reading, privacy, energy efficiency programs, collection policies, related tariffs, customer choice program, etc.
  • explains related policies and procedures including specific terms and conditions of tariffs relating to billing, meter reading and collections.

  • Contacts customers and schedules appointments for meter exchanges and other customer service field work including following up with customers on schedule changes.
  • Utilizes designated computer systems / software applications to obtain, maintain, prepare and process customer information and requests, initiate field work orders including check reads, meter investigations and reconnection of service.
  • Sends / receives e-mail, navigates through relevant websites and completes forms, etc.

  • Resolves customer complaints related to service quality and other related matters including high bills, estimated consumption, collections policies, etc.
  • gathers pertinent information to identify problems / issues and nature of complaint, records complaint information, attempts to resolve, refers to other departments and / or escalates matter to others.

  • Responds to emergency calls; provides and obtains information in accordance with established emergency procedures, enters information into standardized templates / forms to initiate work order for immediate action / dispatch.
  • Processes customer fulfilment requests including payment plan application forms, meter reading schedules, financial and consumptions histories, brochures, etc.
  • Provides support to marketing initiatives including customer surveys and campaigns; processes applications for customer rebates and credits.

    Completes off contact customer requests and data entry.

  • Maintains knowledge of natural gas appliances and energy efficiency programs; recommends solutions to reduce consumption and explains the benefits of natural gas appliances.
  • Regularly reviews learning materials and participates in training activities to ensure current knowledge of customer service practices and procedures to enable the effective performance of tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Requirements Outstanding customer service orientation with a proven track record to provide a customer-focused approach, build customer relationships, and resolve difficult customer interactions.

    Grade 12, completion of courses in customer relations and business communications plus 6 months recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Demonstrated ability to :

  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Utilize a customer focused approach to handling difficult customer interactions, resolving problems and building customer relationships
  • Prioritize and complete work within a demanding schedule
  • Enter data quickly and accurately
  • Navigate and use a variety of software applications Additional Information This is a unionized role (MoveUP Customer Service) with a starting wage of $19.75 per hour plus benefits.
  • Please note, we are a customer service call centre and open 24 / 7 for emergency services. Your shifts may vary anywhere between the 24 / 7 timeframe.

    Due to the volume of applications received, only those short-listed will be contacted by our Human Resources team.

    We thank you in advance for your interest in joining the Customer Service team at FortisBC!

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