Electrician I

($23.54 - $25.64)

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, seeks a qualified full-time Electrician.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a technical trade school with a degree in commercial and residential wiring or equivalent education; or such combination of education and experience as may be accepted as equivalent.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Job Functions

  • Installs electrical cables and raceways of various types, including the bending and shaping of metal conduit
  • Installs transformers, control boards, electronic circuits, coil circuit breakers, voltage regulators, switches, fuses and related electrical equipment and facilities in electrical generating and distributing stations, water pumps and buildings
  • Performs additions, extensions or alterations in electrical installations of power, light, heat and appliances in buildings and on grounds
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and tests a variety of electrical circuits, machinery, transformers, meters, motors and recording instruments
  • Installs and connects motors, lights, controllers, voltage regulators and racks; inspects and cleans electrical equipment and motors and replaces brushes and necessary parts
  • Utilizes electrical connectors and couplings and solders connections
  • Interprets and works from engineering drawings and modifies layouts as necessary
  • Checks equipment parts and materials to ensure all necessary items are available for assigned project or operation
  • Coordinates projects with planners, supervisors, and lead workers
  • Utilizes an Enterprise Asset Management system (EAM) for District equipment
  • Maintains records for the purpose of documenting required information
  • Assists in the training and education of new and existing employees by providing on the job training, general instructions, safety and emergency equipment training
  • Maintains awareness of safe working practices relating to electrical work, solid waste processing and wastewater treatment
  • Monitors compliance with the District Safety Program and additional training as required
  • Performs cleaning duties and other related projects to maintain clean and orderly conditions in the District facilities
  • Attends in-service training as required
  • Performs related duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of the various types of instruments, equipment and appliances and the standards, practices, materials, and processes of the electrical, instrument and computer trades
  • Knowledge of the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment, apparatus and instruments
  • Knowledge of and ability to repair electronic circuits
  • Knowledge of the law, rules and standards relative to electrical construction, installation and safety
  • Ability to solder and braze
  • Ability to read and comprehend plans, blueprints, owner manuals, and specifications
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot electrical equipment, keep accurate records and prepare routine reports from records
  • Ability to be mobile over a variety of steps, ramps, ladders and confined spaces
  • Ability to use, implement and maintain an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) System as defined by the District
  • Knowledge and ability to implement safe work practices and procedures including: 70e requirements, Confined Space Entry, Lock out/Tag out and Energy Control Procedures
  • Knowledge and ability to use computerized systems for plant operations, historical data tracking maintenance management systems, and spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Knowledge and ability to respond to emergency conditions and develop an appropriate course of action
  • Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors and the public
  • Ability to physically wear an air purifying respirator


  • The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to be mobile over a wide variety of structures and surfaces including ramps and ladders
  • Capable of walking, reaching, bending and the ability to stand, kneel, stoop and crouch for extended periods
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to lift and carry supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds, and occasionally carry up to 75 pounds
  • Be medically approved to wear an air purifying respirator


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to wastewater, fumes, gases or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee may work near moving mechanical parts and may occasionally be exposed to the risk electrical shock and vibration. This work may involve loud noise and indoor and outdoor conditions, including all weather conditions


Application Process


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be given written and practical examinations. Final selection will include a panel interview.


Alternative Exam Process: For individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alternative examination processes are available on an individual basis upon prior arrangement. Contact Human Resources at (218) 740-4790.


Work Eligibility: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the WLSSD requires verification of identity and work eligibility.


Veterans: For applicants claiming veterans’ preference, a DD214 must be filed at the time of application.


Non-discrimination: The WLSSD is an equal opportunity a veteran friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.


Drug testing policy: Under WLSSD’s drug and alcohol testing policy, prospective employees will be asked to submit to drug testing. No prospective employee will be asked to submit to testing unless an offer of employment has been made. An offer of WLSSD however, is conditioned on the prospective employee testing negative for drugs and alcohol.


Pre-employment physical: Applicants selected for employment must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.


Background checks: Offers are conditioned on passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process.

Reasonable accommodation information is used to provide reasonable accommodations in the testing and hiring processes. If sufficient data is not provided, we may not be able to accommodate you.

You are not legally required to provide any of the private data listed above. WLSSD employees from the Human Resources Department and other departments involved in the selection process may have access to your private data if their work assignments reasonably require access. Others who may legally access the above data are individuals or agencies to whom we are required to release the data by law, rule or court order.



Please complete an application found at www.wlssd.com and return to WLSSD, Attn: Human Resources, 2626 Courtland Street, Duluth, MN 55806, by 4:30 p.m. on June 21, 2019. Applicants who claim Veteran’s Preference must provide a DD214 at the time of application.


Probation Period: 9 months

Duration of Eligible List: 6 months



Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply

Close Date


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