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: March 14-15, 2023
  • Day 1: Mar 14, 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Mar 15, 2023 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, 1004 Michigan Road, Marshall, MN
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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 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.

Minnesota Department of Health will grant 10 hrs. of related training for those attending this workshop in its entirety. Participant is responsible for tracking their own hours.

Who Should Attend

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


Tuesday, March 14

12:00 pm  Registration/check in
1:00 pm  Welcome and opening remarks
1:15 pm  Safety overview and review of the process of registering with the State of Minnesota
4:00 pm  Wrap Up

Wednesday, March 15

8:00 am  Tour of the Marshall Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant
10:00 am  Safety review and what electrical work you can do as a non-electrician
12:00 pm  Lunch served
12:45 pm  Hands-on exercises
 3:45 pm  Q & A and review 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, or appropriate work clothing
  • 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: $360 per person
Must be a member to register.

Fee increases $50 on February 10.
Deadline to register is February 21 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 is limited to 30 attendees. MMUA reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per utility/company.


Cancellations are subject to a $35 charge per person if received by 4:30 pm on February 21, 2023. No refunds issued after February 21.

Hotel / Motel Information — Marshall, MN

Marshall offers many hotel options, in addition to the hotels listed here. MMUA has arranged for discounted lodging at the AmericInn and EverSpring Inn. Please ask for MMUA’s reduced rate when making your reservation. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as possible, as availability cannot be guaranteed. 

1406 East Lyon Street
Marshall, MN

EverSpring Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Inn)
1500 East College Drive
Marshall, MN

Sleep Inn & Suites
1300 Nwakama Street
Marshall, MN


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.

printable version of the brochure.