Recycling & Energy Electrician

100 Red Rock Road, Newport, MN

Starting Salary: $27.92 to $34.90 per hour depending on experience

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) has an opening for a full-time Electrician at the Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center) located in Newport, MN.

As an Electrician, your duties will include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electrical issues to keep the facility at a high level of operation.

  2. Performing maintenance work in accordance with Recycling and Energy (R&E) policies and procedures.

  3. Operating and monitoring equipment systems and maintaining hydraulic systems.

  4. Maintaining and repairing plant 120v, 480v and 4160v electrical equipment including breakers, transformers, wiring, fuses, lighting, ground fault testing and phase cross checks along with documenting electrical equipment maintenance.

  5. Performing all electrical work while complying with the Lockout/ Tagout policy and procedures.

To qualify for this position you must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with post high school training a plus; be a State of Minnesota Licensed Class “A” Master or Class “A” Journeyman Electrician; possess the knowledge of all applicable electrical and OSHA code requirements including electrical test equipment such as ammeters and voltmeters; be able to perform basic tasks associated with operating, maintaining and troubleshooting program logic controllers; be able to work from scaffolding and catwalks in high and confined areas; be able to work in a wide range of climatic conditions; and be able to lift up to 40 pounds.  A positive attitude, good safety awareness and strong work ethic are additional success factors.

This position is a union-represented position and will primarily work the afternoon shift from 3:45 PM – 11:45 PM, Sunday through Thursday.

 Position will remain open until filled.


A detailed job description can be found here: Electrician

To Apply:

To apply for an R&E job, all of the following are required to be completed.

  1. Complete the job application

  2. Thoroughly answer all supplemental questions

  3. Send job application and supplemental questions to Human Resources through one of the following methods:

    1. Email completed application and supplemental questions to, or

    2. Mail or hand-deliver completed application and supplemental questions to the R&E Center-Human Resources Department at 100 Red Rock Road, Newport, MN 55055.


The application is a fillable-PDF. Learn how to use fillable PDFs. You may also print the application and supplemental questions and complete them.

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin.