The City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is a beautiful and thriving community of 43,151 located at the foot of Lake Winnebago. Fond du Lac is a great place to live and work and its recreational opportunities are second-to-none. In addition, Fond du Lac is only an hour away from Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison and all those communities have to offer.

We are seeking applicants for the position of Electrician & Instrumentation Technician at our Wastewater Facility. This full-time position reports directly to the Maintenance & Municipal Facilities Foreman, and will be responsible for the proper operation of all storm/wastewater equipment and recognizing potential electrical failures and making corrections to prevent flooding. This will entail working outside of normal work hours as needed in emergency situations.

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.
• Troubleshoot different brands of uninterrupted power supplies, back-up power to all of the communication, programmable logic controllers, severs, and information systems.
• 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.
• Ability to interpret electrical engineering drawings.
• 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.

Qualifications and/or knowledge and willingness to efficiently learn of the following 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
• Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
• Trained in PLC, fire alarm systems, and OSHA preferred.
• Troubleshoots, repairs, and operates storm pump stations and sanitary lift stations.
• Assist in storm and sanitary station upgrades.
• Ability to troubleshoot and repair radio telemetry for stations out in the collection system.
• Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and operate system VFDs.
• Repairs process pipelines, valves, gas pressure reliefs, drip traps, gauges, flame traps and related system components.
• Repair, maintain, and operate standby generators and 4160 switchgear.
• Plant SCADA and motor control troubleshooting and repair.
• Setup and Operation of portable generators under emergency conditions.

The City of Fond du Lac offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, 457 and Roth retirement plans, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. We also offer opportunities to make a positive impact on the local community.

Salary range: $28.49 – $36.63/hour based upon knowledge, skills, and abilities with potential to receive annual COLA and step increases pending City Council approval of budgets, as well as promotional opportunities in alignment with succession and career path.

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit a City Application, or a detailed resume and cover letter describing your interest and experience as it relates directly to this position, with copies of required certifications.

Job is open until filled.

You may obtain application materials here  or contact City Human Resources at (920) 322-3624.


2021 Benefits Summary