Electrical Skills Training for Water/Wastewater Operators

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Electrical Skills Training for Water/Wastewater Operators

Electrical Skills Training for Water/Wastewater Operators

Date: February 16-17, 2022
  • Day 1: Feb 16, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Feb 17, 2022 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, 1004 Michigan Road, Marshall, MN
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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT and a Wait List has been started.
To add your name to the Wait List please contact Theresa Neddermeyer at 763-551-1230 or tneddermeyer@mmua.org. NOTE: You will be only be contacted if the Wait List is lifted. Thank you!

This course is offered as 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.

What You Will Learn 

This workshop includes classroom and hands-on instruction/demonstration. Participants will also tour the Marshall Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant. Topics to be covered include:

  • Safety Overview
    • Proper Personal Protective Equipment
    • Review National Electrical Code
    • Hazard Identification
    • Arc Flash Hazards
  • Review of the Process of How to Register with the State of Minnesota
  • What Electrical Work a Non-electrician Can Legally Do
  • Hands-on Electrical Testing & Troubleshooting Activities
  • Hands-on Lockout Tagout
  • Determining Appropriate Equipment
  • Hands-on 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.

Lead instructor for this workshop is Tim Anderson. Tim has worked for Marshall Municipal Utilities (MMU) as an Electronics Technician since September 2017. Prior to joining MMU, Tim worked for 16 years in the private electrical industry. Tim has extensive experience with electric motor repair/rewinding, telecommunications, fiber optic splicing, industrial process controls, as well as wiring of residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for water/wastewater operators, technicians and support staff.


Wednesday, February 16

12:00 pm  Registration/Check In
1:00 pm  Welcome & Introductions
1:15 pm  Safety Overview & Review of the Process of Registering with the State of Minnesota
4:00 pm  Wrap Up

Thursday, February 17

8:00 am  Tour of Marshall Water Treatment Plant
10:00 am  Safety Review & What Electrical Work You Can Do as a Non-Electrician
12:00 pm  Lunch Served
12:45 pm  Hands-on Exercises
 3:30 pm  Q & A and Recap Take-Aways
4:00 pm  Wrap Up

Schedule subject to change without notice.

What to Bring

  • Arc Flash Shield, if available
    (MMUA has a few shields that can be shared. DO NOT jeopardize employee safety by bringing your utility's only arc flash shield.)
  • Safety Glasses
  • Appropriate Rubber Gloves with Leather Protectors
  • Voltage Meter
  • Calculator
  • FR Clothing, if available
  • Commonly Used Hand Tools for Maintenance


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. Watch for an email notification from MMUA after the event.

Registration Fee

Members: $300 per person
Non-members:  $450 per person
All fees increase $50 on January 17. Deadline to register is January 27 or when full.

Registration fee includes tuition for instruction, breaks and lunch during workshop, attendance certificate. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

Please note: Registration limited to the first 30 registrants. Priority will be given to members.


MMUA will issue a refund on advance registrations (minus $30 processing fee per person) provided MMUA is notified by 4:30 pm on January 27, 2022. No refunds after January 27.

Hotel / Motel Information - Marshall, MN

For a map of hotels in Marshall, click HERE. The AmericInn and EverSpring Inn have special pricing. Just ask for MMUA's reduced rate.


By registering for this event I/we authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing materials (both electronic and print). I/we understand that I/we will not be paid for giving this consent. 


Please contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email tneddermeyer@mmua.org or call 763-551-1230.

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