Electrical Skills Training for Water/Wastewater Operators

This course is offered as a supplemental training for water/wastewater operators and support staff. This comprehensive electrical training program can benefit non-electricians to improve skills and gain competency.

Understanding what electrical work can and cannot be done by a non-electrician operator or maintenance technician can present a challenge. Are you confident that the work you are assigned—or that you are assigning—can safely and legally be performed? Recognizing your limitations is the key to ensuring everyone’s safety.

The 2025 Electric Skills Training for Water/Wastewater Operators will be held March 19–20, 2025 at the MMUA Training Center in Marshall. To learn more about the 2024 program and what you can expect in 2025, click the image of the brochure.

Event details

March 19–20, 2025


MMUA Training Center
1004 Michigan Rd
Marshall, MN 56258

Who should attend?

This course is intended for water/wastewater operators, technicians and support staff. Minnesota Department of Health will grant 10 related hours to Minnesota water operators. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will grant 10.5 indirect wastewater hours to attendees.

Training to be covered

This workshop includes classroom and hands-on instruction/demonstration. Participants will also get a first-hand look at components while touring the Marshall Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Safety overview
    • Proper personal protective equipment
    • Review National Electrical Code
    • Hazard identification and arc flash hazards
  • Review of the process: how to register with the State of Minnesota
  • What electrical work a non-electrician can legally do
  • Basic and advanced hands-on electrical testing and troubleshooting activities
  • Lockout tagout
  • Determining appropriate equipment
  • Voltage checks; testing and sizing fuses
  • Communications
  • Overview of electrical prints

Skill competency will be evaluated for each participant. Upon successful completion of course, participant will receive a certificate identifying specific electrical job tasks qualified to do; with the caveat of any regulatory/legal limitations.