Recruitment #2109-0925DC-001


The current vacancy is for the Fleet Maintenance Technician (FMT) assigned to the repairs section, works the 2nd shift  in the outlying garages. The eligible list created for this FMT position may be used to fill additional vacancies in the Department of Public Works (DPW) Operations-Fleet Services. First shift (6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) and second shift (2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) assignments may be available, depending upon the work assignment.


Fleet Maintenance Technicians (FMTs) maintain and repair heavy and light City fleet equipment, including installing tires, towing, and performing related field work. FMTs are vital to ensuring the safe and secure daily operations of DPW garage and fueling facilities, including performing property maintenance and snow removal. Some FMTs serve in a lead worker capacity.

Essential Functions

Depending upon the assignment, Fleet Maintenance Technicians (FMTs) perform the following duties:

Record keeping, inventory and facility maintenance

  • Maintain records related to equipment, inventory, facility maintenance and time worked.
  • Ensure the safe and secure operation of the assigned garage, including fueling systems and sites.
  • Remove snow using various pieces of equipment.
  • Maintain the interior and exterior appearance and functionality of facilities.
  • Provide assistance to users, drivers, and operators of the DPW’s fleet equipment.
  • Serve as lead worker for Operation Driver Workers (ODWs) assigned to perform garage-related activities.
  • Remove decals, markings and special equipment to prepare vehicles and equipment for sale or disposal.
  • Coordinate repairs and preventive maintenance inspections (PMs) scheduled for repair locations; Contact vehicle operators to ensure correct diagnosis of repairs.
  • Act as liaison between the equipment operators and repair staff, first and second shifts, and between Fleet Services and other departments and sections.
  • Monitor inventory levels, make recommendations, and report any issues related to the condition and safety of the fleet’s tires.
  • Ensure an adequate inventory of tires and write service orders for recaps and repairs of tires.
  • Requisition new tires and maintain the police department tire inventory.

Technical and Field Support

  • Perform emergency snow duty and respond to other emergencies (all assignments).
  • Lubricate heavy equipment; check and change system fluids, including engine oil, transmission oil, and hydraulic fluids; change system filters; and apply various types of grease to fittings and other components.
  • Adjust brakes and replace brake components such as slack adjusters and brake chambers.
  • Perform minor repairs; test and replace vehicle batteries; perform parts replacement; make adjustments on equipment; and assist Vehicle Service Technicians with maintenance and repair work.
  • Mount and dismount attachments such as plows, rakes, hoppers, and mowers.
  • Perform service calls, towing, and vehicle retrieval of City vehicles and equipment.
  • Inspect, repair, and replace tires, tubes, and rims as needed.
  • Change tires in the shop and in the field under all weather conditions.    

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 perform physical activity, including walking and climbing ladders and stairs; crawling, crouching, and kneeling; and reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Perform tasks that require manual dexterity and coordination.
  • Must be able to perform medium physical labor, moving various pieces of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. unassisted; transferring objects weighing 20 lbs. frequently.
  • 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. One year of experience performing maintenance and minor repair of automotive and/or heavy equipment.
  2. A valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s License at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  3. A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) without Air Brakes restriction within six months of appointment and throughout employment. NOTE: Information regarding how to obtain a CDL can be found at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website at www.wisconsindmv.gov or by calling 414.266.1000.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

NOTE: For anyone seeking to have job-related coursework considered, transcripts are required, which must be received by the application period closing date. Transcripts should be attached to the online application. Applications without transcripts attached may be considered incomplete and may be rejected. Unofficial copies are acceptable; however, the transcripts must be legible and include the school’s name, applicant name, degree completed (if applicable), and date completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Technical college-level training in automotive technology or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used for maintaining and repairing automotive equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work procedures in repair shops.
  • Ability to safely operate and drive all departmental vehicles and heavy equipment, such as passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, and forklifts.
  • Ability to read and understand job-related documents such as manuals, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand and apply mechanical concepts to solve problems.
  • Ability to maintain general cleanliness of indoor facilities.
  • Ability to learn and use job-specific computer programs.
  • Ability to learn inventory and stockroom procedures.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to maintain accurate, detailed work records.  

Customers Service, Judgment and Interpersonal

  • Ability to perform duties in a competent, dependable, and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to learn to perform lead worker duties in a fair and effective manner.
  • Honesty and the ability to safeguard all departmental property.

Current Salary

THE CURRENT SALARY RANGE (7HN) is $38,685-$55,347 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $39,845-$57,007 annually. Appointment may be at any rate in the pay range based upon experience and credentials with the approval of the Department of Employee Relations (DER).  


  • 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 Thursday, October 7, 2021; Extended to: Monday, October 18, 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.

NOTE: By law, persons in these positions are required to pass pre-employment drug test and are subject to random drug and alcohol testing during the course of employment. Candidates must sign a release authorizing the City to receive the results of any drug and alcohol tests conducted by previous employers during the past two years if those tests were required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Additional Information

  • Applications and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.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 in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


EEO Code = 702

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