Recruitment #2403-7584DC-002


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 charm with 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.

The Industrial Machine Repair Mechanic 2 is the second title in the Industrial Machine Repairperson series. Incumbents may progress through levels 2 - 5, based upon factors including successful completion of a probationary period, competency achievement, required experience and job performance.


The Industrial Machine Repair Mechanic 2 performs preventative maintenance and basic repairs to MWW equipment and facilities, operates equipment to perform snow and ice control, and performs routine duties at outlying booster stations.  The incumbent will assist with complex repairs, equipment installation and replacement and troubleshooting electrical, HVAC and automation systems and equipment.

Essential Functions

Preventative Maintenance

  • Perform preventative maintenance on small engine equipment, such as snow blowers, lawn mowers, chainsaws, generators, auxiliary lights, air compressors and weed trimmers.
  • Set up and break down coagulation equipment and perform flushing of coagulators.
  • Perform cleaning of fountains and surrounding area.
  • Perform preventative greasing of equipment with proper grease type.
  • Obtain and process oil samples for pumps.

Facilities and Machine Repair

  • Repair minor sample lines near instrumentation points, pipe up to 1”, shelves, brackets, guards, bushings and safety equipment.
  • Repair or replace ball valves and gate valves up to 1”.
  • Perform Arc (Stick) welding to repair facilities and equipment.
  • Perform minor adjustment of gland packing.
  • Perform routine tasks at booster stations.

Maintenance and Repair Assistance

  • Assist with priming pumps and oil changes.
  • Support preventative maintenance of centrifugal pumps, fence operators and air compressors.
  • Assist with the repair of chemical pumps, threaded pipes and fittings, building appurtenances, storage facilities and various drive train equipment.
  • Assist with set up and break down of fountains.
  • Support crew leaders in gathering information about equipment condition trends.
  • Assist Steamfitters in the construction and repair of piping systems.
  • Assist Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Steamfitters with cleaning of equipment and filter/belt changes.
  • Support Automation and Electrical and Instrumentation personnel with basic troubleshooting of the control system.
  • Assist Plants Operations with the installation and removal of water gates.
  • Assist with obtaining vibration and runout readings on equipment.
  • Assist with the cleaning and repair of ozone contactors.
  • Perform Confined Space Attendant duties using multi-gas detection meters and radios.

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

  • Must be able to perform duties related to custodial work and snow removal.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, enter confined spaces and wear confined space safety equipment.
  • Must be able to lift and handle at least 50 pounds of equipment or material and more weight with assistance.
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 100 feet, in confined spaces, in close proximity to hazardous chemicals, in all weather conditions and with high noise levels.
  • Must be able to wear appropriate safety equipment including safety shoes, glasses, and hearing protection.
  • Must be able to work mandatory overtime and respond to emergency call-outs when needed.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Must possess good manual dexterity.

The pre-employment medical requirements for this position include:

  • Physical lift test
  • Audiogram
  • Vision 

Minimum Requirements

  • Three years of experience performing industrial machine repair, maintenance, adjustment, and installation duties closely related to the essential functions listed above.
  • Ability to obtain a Forklift and Skid Steer Loader Operator Certification within the probationary period and maintain throughout employment.
  • Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.  

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Journey level Machine Repairperson certification.
  • Pump repair experience (250gpm or larger).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Ability to perform precision repairs on light-duty equipment.
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude and skill in machine repair.
  • Skill in using drill presses, bench grinders, and hand and power tools common to the trade.
  • Ability to understand water treatment plant chemical feed systems, piping and appurtenances.
  • Ability to understand the preventative maintenance processes for industrial pumps.
  • Ability to use the correct methods to apply torque according to specifications.
  • Ability to operate a truck and 30’ trailer to transport equipment and materials.
  • Ability to operate a forklift to move and store materials.
  • Ability to operate equipment and install/remove vehicle attachments for snow and ice control.
  • Ability to read, diagnose and troubleshoot from service/technical manuals, blueprints, plans, specifications and other work-related documents.
  • Ability to utilize applicable computer hardware and software like the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) programs.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Willingness and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and citizens whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.

Judgment and Responsibility

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply safety principles and practices as they apply to all components of this job.
  • Honesty and the ability to use City resources responsibly.

Current Salary

The current salary range (PG 7EN) is $60,147-$76,467 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $61,952-$78,761 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
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 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

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.


THIS IS A CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT. Applications will be accepted and interviews held during 2024 as often as required to meet the needs of the City. Qualified applicants will be notified by email 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. Employment may be possible immediately following the examination if positions are vacant at that time. The names of successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list in a rank determined by the final grade without reference to the date of the examination. The names of candidates who pass all phases of the selection process may remain on an eligible list resulting from a continuous examination for up to six months.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting,
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.  



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

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