Electrician & Instrumentation Technician - Fond du Lac

City of Fond du Lac

Electrician & Instrumentation Technician – Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Facility

The City of Fond du Lac is accepting applications for the position of Electrician & Instrumentation Technician at its Wastewater Facility. This full-time position reports directly to the Maintenance & Municipal Facilities Foreman, and will be responsible for providing 24/7 availability to the City in ensuring proper operation of all storm/wastewater equipment and recognizing potential electrical failures and making corrections to prevent flooding.

Various duties, knowledge, and abilities include:

·         Inspects, repairs, and maintains 4160 voltage and under electrical, electro-mechanical, and electronic operating and control systems, equipment, and fixtures at the plant and remote pumping stations.

·         Inspects, maintains, and repairs wiring and lighting systems, electrical control equipment, meters, outlets, and panels; installs new electrical and electronic equipment.

·         Tests and Operates WTRRF associated equipment to ensure proper electrical function.

·         Repairs process pipelines, valves, gas pressure reliefs, drip traps, gauges, flame traps and related system components.

·         Operates supplementary pumping equipment and portable generators under emergency conditions.

·         Troubleshoots, repairs, and operates storm pump stations and sanitary lift stations.

·         Troubleshoot different brands of uninterrupted power supplies, back-up power to all of the communication, programmable logic controllers, severs, and information systems.

·         Assist in storm and sanitary station upgrades.

·         Building system electrical repairs.

·         Repair, maintain, and operate standby generators and 4160 switchgear.

·         Diagnosing electrical/electronic problems involving electro mechanical equipment controlled by computer processors.

·         Plant SCADA and motor control troubleshooting and repair.

·         Ability to troubleshoot and repair radio telemetry for stations out in the collection system.

·         Ability to interpret electrical engineering drawings.

·         Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and operate system VFDs.

·         Oral and written communications to ensure functions of storm/wastewater equipment.

·         Work with others to discuss strategies in performing equipment work and coordinating efforts to operate efficiently.

·         Stay abreast of newest technology to better the process equipment; ensure part availability to perform necessary repairs.

Requirements include:

·         Graduation from high school or equivalent, or electrical trade school graduate or equivalent training and experience.  Engineering and electronics courses highly desirable.

·         Associate Degree in Instrumentation Technology.

·         Completion of specialized course in wastewater treatment.

·         Journeyman or Master Electrician certification preferred.

·         2 years’ experience in Wastewater facility maintenance and operations including electrical and instrumentation systems, equipment, and fixtures.

·         Ability to perform confined space entry work, and wear SCBA equipment.

·         Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver's License.

·         Trained in PLC, fire alarm systems, and OSHA preferred.

The City of Fond du Lac offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and life insurance, and retirement plans including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Salary: $25.86 – $33.25/hour.  Job is open until filled.

If interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit a completed application and resume describing your experience as it relates directly to this position. You may obtain application materials by contacting City Human Resources at (920) 322-3624 or visiting the City website at


  • This position was posted on: 08-20-2020.
  • It will be removed on: 09-19-2020.