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Hands-on Electrical Wiring and Equipment Maintenance, Pumps & Motors, and Plumbing System Maintenance and Repairs

Two-Day Building Maintenance Workshop

Hands-on Electrical Wiring and Equipment Maintenance, Pumps & Motors, and Plumbing System Maintenance and Repairs

This hands-on workshop provides real-world training in hands-on wiring and equipment maintenance, pumps and motors, and plumbing system maintenance and repairs. Workplace safety and adhering to the NEC (National Electric Code) is emphasized throughout, and integrated into each hands-on wiring project, as well as instruction on a green approach to evaluating electrical systems and components to ensure maximum energy savings. Building and mechanical codes are addressed in the plumbing segment of the workshop.

All necessary hand tools, materials and test equipment needed to accomplish all wiring projects, troubleshooting and test procedures, and equipment needed to accomplish the hands-on wiring and plumbing projects are provided. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own test equipment, wiring diagrams, or specific equipment information for evaluation and review by the instructor. Interactive, take-home workbooks that serve as a reference manual for use later on the job are issued to each participant.

In the hands-on electrical segment of this workshop, attendees will wire actual circuits, working with switches, receptacles, lights and circuit breakers while learning how to follow the National Electric Code and work safely with electricity. In the plumbing segment, the hands-on portion of the workshop includes using a torch and solder to make copper piping system plumbing repairs, working with plastic piping, and cutting and threading rigid piping to accomplish a repair.


  • Maintenance & service technicians whose responsibilities include electrical and plumbing systems in residences, schools, hospitals, or offices
  • Facility maintenance workers from other departments who want to cross-train in servicing electrical wiring and plumbing systems.
  • Maintenance supervisors who oversee facility maintenance programs


  •  What You Will Learn and Do
  • NEC Requirements, Proper Wire Size, Circuit Breakers & GFCI’s
  • Cutting, Stripping & Making Proper Wire Connections
  • Wiring Switch and Light Circuits, Receptacles, Split Receptacles & Switch Legs
  • Wiring Three-Way and Four-Way Switches In Lighting Circuits
  • Evaluating Electrical Systems & Making Repairs To Eliminate Energy Waste
  • Troubleshooting Pumps & Motors, Checking Voltage & Amp Draw
  • Testing & Evaluating Circuit Breakers To Ensure A “Green” Electrical System
  • Proper Use of Test Equipment: Using Digital Meters To Troubleshoot
  • Cost-Effective, “Green” Plumbing Maintenance & Repairs
  • Using A Torch To Solder Copper Piping Joints
  • Working With PVC, CPVC, and Other Alternate Plastic Piping
  • Replacing Water Heater Supply Flex Lines and Pressure Relief Valves
  • Installing and Leak Checking Gas Supply Lines & Checking Gas Pressure
  • Preventing Mold Problems and Accomplishing Mold Clean-up


Jim Johnson has more than three decades of work experience in building maintenance, plumbing and electrical maintenance, motor and equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and is an experienced workshop leader. He holds multiple certifications in Green Technology, and is certified as an energy auditor. Adult education is his specialty, and he consistently receive high marks from workshop attendees for his ability to explain and simplify concepts, allowing technical and maintenance personnel to put the information they learn to work in a practical way in their job.