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Madison Gas & Electric Electronics, Controls & Relay Tester & Repair Technician - Apprentice in Madison, Wisconsin

Electronics, Controls & Relay Tester & Repair Technician - Apprentice

Location Madison

Job Category Electric Construction

# of openings 1

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General Purpose of Work. Performs, under general supervision, installation, operation, and maintenance of substation and system electronic, control and relay devices, equipment and appurtenances.

General Duties. Installs, wires, connects, tests, adjusts, operates, trouble-shoots, repairs all types of electromechanical, semisolid state and solid state, metering, control, supervisory control, automatic control, remote control and relay devices, carrier equipment, radio or microwave equipment. Recognizes and reports details of improper wiring in transmission and distribution substations and Company control centers. Performs housekeeping duties at transmission and distribution substations. Performs driver maintenance on and operates Company vehicles. Operates and maintains manually and electrically operated hand tools. Develops complete familiarity with electro-magnetic voltmeters and ammeters, electronic volt-ohmmeters, digital voltmeters, phantom load boxes, potentiometer, galvanometers, oscilloscope, transistor, and diode testers. Assists in miscellaneous repair work when assigned. Performs other incidental and related duties as assigned.

Qualifications. Two years' formal training with an accredited electronic training school plus a high school diploma or evidence acceptance to the Company of on-the-job training, in-service training, or demonstrated capability to perform the work of this classification. Must have aptitude and learning ability to read and understand electronic, control, and relay diagrams and circuitry. Must be neat in appearance. Must have and keep a Wisconsin driver's license. Must have stamina for working in substations alone and under adverse weather conditions. Must be reasonably available for overtime and emergency work assignments. Must maintain his place of residence in the Company's service area.

Knowledge and Skills to be Acquired. Learns, readily adapts to, and uses new equipment, tools, apparatus, and techniques. Acquires a good knowledge of the Company's electric system and service area and demonstrates the knowledge to relate the components of the electric system to one another. Must learn and practice all safety rules which apply to his work.


About MGE

MGE generates and distributes electricity to 163,000 customers in Dane County, Wisconsin, and purchases and distributes natural gas to 176,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE is a regulated utility subsidiary of the investor-owned public utility holding company MGE Energy, Inc. MGE's roots in the Madison area date back more than 150 years.

An industry leader, MGE was among the first utilities nationwide to commit to net-zero carbon electricity by 2050, consistent with global climate science. Your community energy company is investing in a more sustainable future for the benefit of all our customers, investors, and employees. As your community energy company, we are committed to this area and its people. We take responsibility to:

  • Plan and provide a safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy supply that balances the needs and values of those we serve.

  • Provide information and education to serve our customers and stakeholders and help inform their energy decisions.

  • Preserve and protect our environment while providing affordable, reliable energy.

  • Encourage and support economic and business development to keep our economy strong and vibrant.

  • Engage in open and honest dialogue, partnership, and collaboration to best serve our customers and the broader community.

Our Values

  • Safety: Safety is a core value at MGE. The safety of our employees, customers, and communities is our top priority. Our culture initiatives continuously improve our safety performance. MGE has earned numerous safety awards for this safety performance, including the AGA Leading Indicator Safety Award.

  • Reliability: We invest in our people and in our systems to help ensure top-ranked energy reliability that helps to maintain the economic health and vitality of the communities we serve. MGE is a national leader in electric reliability.

  • Sustainability: With a commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement, we take a holistic and proactive approach to sustainable practices company-wide.

  • Equity: We are committed to equity and inclusion in our service to our customers, in our workplace, and in our broader community, and we value diverse perspectives, ideas, cultures, and backgrounds.

MGE's parent company is MGE Energy, Inc., a public utility holding company. Its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market. For more information, visit and


This position is located in Madison, Wisconsin, where MGE is an active participant in community efforts to preserve the area's extraordinary quality of life. We offer free, on-site parking and are located near biking trails and bus stops. Many employees enjoy the use of our many on-site EV charging stations.

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