MECHANICAL ENGINEER I, II & III

Recruitment #1906-1847-001

Introduction

Note: The eligible list resulting from this examination may be used to fill similar City of Milwaukee positions.  

What Milwaukee can offer YOU  

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.

Purpose

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for researching, designing, preparing plans and specifications for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, and other mechanical and electrical equipment installation projects.  

Eligible candidates who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the highest level eligible list for which they qualify.

Essential Functions

Milwaukee Water Works

  • Provide contract and project management in the maintenance and/or replacement of Plant facilities and equipment as part of the MWW Capital Improvements Program.
  • Prepare necessary engineering reports, feasibility studies, engineering estimates, bid documents plans, specifications, inspections and closeout processes of projects.
  • Prepare appropriate regulatory documents associated with maintaining MWW facilities or development of new facilities.
  • Provide operation and maintenance assistance with troubleshooting, installation and modification feasibility, service order scope development and record drawing management.
  • Make recommendations relative to changes in specifications, existing methods, and procedures related to the mechanical engineering discipline.  

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Field work and/or inspection duties may require climbing heights above and below grade via ladders.

Minimum Requirements

Mechanical Engineer III:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a school of engineering whose program is accredited by the Accreditation board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  2. Two years of experience in the design of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  3. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.  

Mechanical Engineer II:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a school of engineering whose program is accredited by the Accreditation board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  2. One year of experience in the design of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  3. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.  

Mechanical Engineer I:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a school of engineering whose program is accredited by the Accreditation board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  2. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.  Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.  Student copies are acceptable.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.       
  • Knowledge of mathematics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and the ability to make accurate calculations.
  • Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws and their interrelationships and application to understanding fluid dynamics.    
  • Knowledge of EPA and state requirements for asbestos, lead paint, and above ground/underground storage tanks.
  • Skill in the use of computer software such as Microsoft Office.        
  • Ability to design and plan layouts of equipment, duct, and piping systems.
  • Ability to drive the development of HVAC design from initial concept through final construction drawings.
  • Ability to apply engineering principles including sequence of operations, load calculations, psychrometrics, refrigeration, acoustics and temperature control systems.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate information to solve problems.    
  • Ability to communicate orally with individuals at all levels inside and outside the organization.        
  • Written communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work to achieve objectives within deadlines.
  • Leadership, supervisory, and training skills: ability to assign duties, set performance standards, provide guidance and training, monitor work in progress, evaluate performance, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Ability to hire and manage outside consultants and contractors for special projects.

Current Salary

Mechanical Engineer III
The current salary range (2IN) is $66,324 - $81,844 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $68,314 - $84,300 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  

Mechanical Engineer II
The current salary range (2GN) is $58,373 - $72,063 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $ 60,124 - $74,225 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  

Mechanical Engineer I
The current salary range (2EN) is $51,358 - $63,426 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $52,899 - $65,329 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  

BENEFITS  
The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit http://city.milwaukee.gov/Benefits2019.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.    

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

APPLICATION PROCEDURE  

  • Applications and further information can be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Conclusion

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.



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