Recruitment #2111-4969-001


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.    

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


To meet the fleet requirements of City operations, the Fleet Repairs Manager directs workflow, balances shop capacity and coordinates repair activities across two shifts at five separate locations.

Essential Functions


  • Oversee the comprehensive preventive maintenance program, including class creation, schedules, checklist tasks, benchmarking, compliance measurement and improvement.
  • Ensure all locations are properly equipped and shop facilities comply with applicable safety and environmental policies.
  • Manage and coordinate seasonal equipment preparation and planning.
  • Evaluate equipment condition and life cycle status and authorize repair or designate replacement/retirement. 
  • Effectively communicate with the Dispatch staff on equipment available and progress of repairs to meet minimum operations requirements.              


  • Administer the AssetWorks Fleet Focus and Fuel Focus fleet and fuel management system and database for tracking vehicles, equipment, parts and repair activity and fuel.
  • Manage the overall parts, tires and supply inventory operations to ensure best management practices are utilized.
  • Ensure detailed recordkeeping and reconciliation of parts ordered, received and stored; ensure that invoices are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Manage all fuel system components, including 26 control stations for 117 pumps at 19 different fueling sites, and the City's two retail compressed natural gas (CNG) locations.
  • Approve service orders and establish appropriate stock levels at all locations.
  • Oversees vendor service contracts.   


  • Provide direction and outline methods, goals and expectations for the Repairs Unit.
  • Provide day to day personnel management, including performance reviews, coaching and discipline and hiring and orientation of new employees.
  • Ensure Repairs staff is responsive and in place to maintain the Fleet needs for all snow and ice control operations.
  • Monitor budget expenditures.
  • Coordinate with ITMD to implement upgrades, changes and improvements to the system.
  • Design, create and maintain routine and customized reports to measure equipment operation costs, utilization, and efficiency.
  • Complete regular reporting and reconciliation related to repair activities, stockroom inventory, parts disbursement and emergency parts orders.
  • Establish equipment rates, shop labor rates, parts markup rates and complete periodic interdepartmental billing and tax rebate reports.
  • Provide replacement recommendations and operating cost analysis for capital budget development, internal customers, external departments, and open records requests.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process 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

  • Individuals who complete an application for general City employment on or after September 1, 2021 and are subsequently appointed to a position must provide proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or have an approved religious or medical accommodation within ten business days of their employment start date.

  • Must be available for emergency call-in work during non-standard business hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays and during emergencies such as snow and ice control operations and other situations requiring the deployment of City equipment.

  • Must be able to withstand prolonged exposure to variable and extreme weather conditions including rain, wind, excessive heat, intense cold, and snow.

  • Must wear and use personal protective equipment (PPE) standard to equipment repair and maintenance, including the use of common and specialized safety equipment (i.e., shoes, gloves, glasses, hearing protection, safety vest, and reflective clothing).

Minimum Requirements

  1. An Associate Degree in Automotive Technology or a closely related field from an accredited two-year college or technical school.

  2. Five years of repair, maintenance and/or inventory experience working with a large and varied fleet, including one year of experience in a lead or supervisory role.

  3. Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (Class A or B) without the Air Brakes restriction within six months of appointment and throughout employment.

  4. Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment.  

Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may also be considered.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: College transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • American Society of E (ASE) Master Automotive and Medium/Heavy Truck Certification.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of automotive, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic maintenance and repair processes relative to light and heavy vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use various standard and custom computer applications and platforms.
  • Ability to read and interpret service, repair and parts manuals and electrical and hydraulic schematic diagrams and charts in both hard copy and digital formats.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate established systems, processes, procedures or methods and develop and implement effective and efficient operational improvements.   


  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all employees are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths, and feel that they can safely express themselves.
  • Ability to carry out the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of business principles, practices, and processes such as project management, procurement, and human resources planning.
  • Ability to provide guidance and training and coach team members to success.
  • Ability to assign duties, set performance standards, monitor work in progress, evaluate performance, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and be decisive to manage the varied and critical needs of the user of the fleet. 
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.  


  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with police personnel, City managers, elected officials, vendors, and consultants.
  • Verbal communication skills to effectively present complex ideas to non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of customer service best practices and the ability to incorporate them into operations.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one's own.  
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other City managers, fellow staff, direct reports, and outside parties.
  • Ability to work well as a member of the management team and able to work harmoniously and effectively with management, staff, peers, customers, and vendors. 
  • Superior written communication skills to compose technical reports and correspondence using the conventions of grammar and punctuation.  


  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to make sound decisions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and function effectively under stress.
  • Self-directed and able to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Organizational skills to be able to plan and accomplish work, manage multiple assignments, and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Honesty, integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality, and ability to safeguard City resources.

Current Salary

THE CURRENT SALARY RANGE (Pay Range 1HX) is 70,827-$99,154 annually and the incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $72,952-$102,130 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.     


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:  

  • 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: https://city.milwaukee.gov/DER/benefits

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 Friday, December 10, 2021. 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

  • Applications and further information can be accessed by visiting https://www.jobapscloud.com/MIL/
  • 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 at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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