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 13-14, 2024
  • Day 1: Mar 13, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Mar 14, 2024 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, 1004 Michigan Road, Marshall, MN
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Certificate: 10 hrs

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.

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.

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.
Note: Participants must attend this course in its entirety and are responsible for tracking their own hours.


Wednesday, March 13

12:00 pm  Registration/check in
1:00 pm  Welcome and opening remarks
1:05 pm  Safety overview and review of the process of registering with the State of Minnesota
4:00 pm  Wrap up

Thursday, March 14

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
4:15 pm  Wrap up

Schedule subject to change without notice.

What to bring

  • Arc flash shield, if available
  • Safety glasses
  • Appropriate rubber gloves with leather protectors
  • Voltage meter
  • Calculator
  • Commonly used hand tools for maintenance


Skill competency will be evaluated for each participant. Upon successful completion of course, participant will receive a certificate of achievement. Watch for an email notification from MMUA after the event.

Registration fee

Members: $460 per person
Must be a member to register.

Fee increases $50 on February 9.
Deadline to register is February 20 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 35 attendees. MMUA reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per utility/company.


Cancellations are subject to a $50 charge per person if received by 4:30 pm on February 20, 2024. Refunds issued to a credit card will be subject to an additional 3% fee. Sorry, no refunds after February 20, 2024.


No refunds issued after February 20.

Lodging information

Marshall is home to several lodging options, but you are encouraged to act quickly to secure a reservation. There are multiple large events in Marshall the week of the workshop, and hotel room availability may be limited and cannot be guaranteed.

MMUA has arranged for discounted lodging at the AmericInn and EverSpring Inn. Please ask for MMUA’s reduced rate when making your reservation.

1406 East Lyon Street
Marshall, MN

EverSpring Inn & Suites
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.

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