Recruitment #1908-0833DC-001


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.


The Machinist I performs skilled machining, metal fabrication and skilled equipment repair using tools such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, sheet metal benders, rollers, breaks, press breaks, shears pipe benders, hydraulic benders, punch presses, charts and tables.

Essential Functions

  • Install and repair hydraulically operated equipment and aerial equipment.
  • Repair and maintain hydraulic push jacks, air tools, pumps, trailers, derricks, paint spray machines, small engines and equipment unique to Electrical Services.
  • Machine sign standards, signs, brackets and supports, sheet metal cabinet work of light and heavy gauge steel and aluminum.
  • Machine and fabricate tools, jigs, fixtures and repairs of same as required for all sections and divisions of Infrastructure Field Operations and other Machine Shop work as required.  

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

  • Must furnish basic tools of the trade for use on the job.
  • Must be able to complete work assignments that may require evening or weekend work.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency call-outs when needed.
  • Must be able to lift and handle 50 pounds or more of equipment or material.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to wear appropriate safety equipment including safety shoes, glasses, and hearing protection.
  • Must possess good manual dexterity.

Minimum Requirements

1.    Three (3) years of job shop machinist experience, performing duties related to this position.

2.       A valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.  

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply safety principles and practices as they apply to all components of the job.
  • Knowledge of machining methods and materials.
  • Knowledge of welding and welding safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of metal types and metal properties when machining is done to different types of material.
  • Basic knowledge of job-related mathematics and mechanical drawing.
  • A high degree of mechanical aptitude and skill in the machining trade.
  • Ability to safely utilize  machinist’s tools such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, sheet metal benders, rollers, breaks, press break and shears, pipe benders and hydraulic benders, and punch press.
  • 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 read and interpret charts, tables, blueprints, and designs.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and citizens whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.

Current Salary

The current starting salary (PG 7IN) is $48,358 annually. The resident wage incentive starting rate for City of Milwaukee residents is $49,809 annually. Appointment will be made in accordance with the salary ordinance.  

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

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

  • 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 at 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.