Course Information

Introduction to Electrical Maintenance


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator16False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator16False
Material Recovery Facility Operator16False
Spotter / Waste Screener0False
Transfer Station Operator16False



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Upcoming course dates:
September 27-29 in Gainesville
December 6-8 in Gainesville


In this course, you are introduced to three-phase electrical motor controls.  You will learn how to properly use various types of meters to collect operating data and troubleshoot these motors. You will also assemble working motor control circuits; such as holding, interlock, low voltage, and float controlled circuits. Actual case studies are used to familiarize you with the data and math required for motor and pump evaluation. A number of calculations will also be completed to explain and reinforce several objectives below. This course is geared towards personnel with minimal understanding of how electrical systems work at water/wastewater treatment plant, water well sites, and wastewater lift stations.



Entry level electrical and mechanical maintenance personnel, operators, supervisors and engineers of water and wastewater systems 



  • Safety
  • Electrical panels
  • Motors and Controls
  • Performance measurement
  • Control circuit assembly

At the successful conclusion of this class, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between conductors and nonconductors.
  2. Explain electromagnetism and where it is applied in typical motor control circuitry.
  3. List and define the common electrical units of measurement.
  4. Explain safe electrical maintenance practices.
  5. Describe typical safety concerns associated with water/wastewater occupations.
  6. Describe common electrical components and their function.
  7. Explain parallel and series circuits and how they are used in motor control circuits.
  8. Describe the common electrical meters and their proper use.
  9. Describe how electric motors function and their proper maintenance.
  10. Describe corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance.
  11. Describe tasks and equipment used for effective maintenance.
  12. Explain the use of wiring diagrams to troubleshoot problems.
  13. Use an ohmmeter to safely troubleshoot problems.
  14. Assemble five (5) working control circuits.
  15. Use a megohmmeter to inspect motor insulation



"Liked best the hands on experience and live examples of components"

"The information of the course was understandable and can be easily applied"

"I liked best the hands-on building circuits"

"Learned about the electrical components in a MCC, now I can use that knowledge to diagnose problems in the field"


Chuck Saunders
Chuck has been an Electrician/Electronic and Instrument Technician for over 38 years. He has also been a ISA Certified Control Systems Technician for 19 years and has published two white papers for ISA on automation in the wastewater industry. 

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*One student per registration fee, CEUS will only be reported for registered students

*Please submit your license type/number before the last day of course instruction