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 part of an
inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.
The Engineering Technicians II and IV conduct water main
replacement, water distribution system repair, and lead service line
replacement inspections to ensure compliance with and enforcement of Milwaukee
Water Works (MWW) specifications.
Eligible candidates who successfully
complete the selection process will be placed on the highest-level eligible
list for which they qualify.
Engineering Technician IV:
- Conduct thorough inspections and provide
detailed documentation of water main alterations, extensions, and
replacements, as well as lead service line replacements.
- Assist in the coordination and
scheduling of work associated with contracted projects.
- Oversee the overall construction project
to ensure it is performed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
- Approve or reject materials based upon
specifications and acceptable tolerances.
- Communicate with MWW inventory staff as
to the status of materials inspected and tested.
- Communicate material defect findings to
vendors and manufacturers.
Engineering Technician II:
- Assist in the inspection of water main
alterations, extensions, replacements, and lead service line replacement
- Enforce proper construction methods and
- Ensure that proper excavation, safety,
and traffic control procedures are implemented and followed.
- Inspect and test water main pipes,
valves, hydrants, fittings, and all other material used as part of the MWW
- Document inspections, including manual
drafting, written documentation, data entry into computer software, and
the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.
- Provide customer outreach and communication
for those affected by construction activities.
- Ensure the contractor provides adequate
clean-up of the site when completed.
- Conduct testing and visual inspection of
materials to ensure quality of supplies and project completion, including
fire flow and hydrostatic testing, pressure testing, torque testing, and
weights and measurements.
- Conduct hydrant flow tests to establish
hydraulic analyses and studies and to determine system robustness.
- Conduct inspection of emergency leak
repairs by contractors.
- Conduct field investigations to
troubleshoot system anomalies such as pressure fluctuations and pumping
- Prepare detailed written reports of
inspections to document findings.
- Document contractor activities, assist
with the inventory and inspection of repair materials, and complete work
orders and requisitions.
- Install, monitor, and report results
from pressure recording devices.
- Assist with calibration of the MWW
- Maintain communication with the Control
Center regarding the status of jobs.
- Consult with area management regarding
contractor difficulties or complications.
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
Please be advised that new
employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or
Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their
employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation
prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative
to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.
Engineer Technician II/IV must be willing and able to do the following:
- Work overtime and respond to emergency
- Climb ladders, enter confined spaces,
and wear confined space safety equipment.
- Lift and transport 50 pounds or more of
equipment or material.
- Stand for long periods of time.
- Wear appropriate safety equipment,
including safety shoes, glasses, and hearing protection.
- Work outdoors in all types of weather
conditions for extended periods of time.
- Two years of engineering or construction
experience performing duties similar to the essential functions listed
- An Associate Degree in civil engineering
from an accredited college or university AND two
years of engineering or construction experience performing duties similar
to the essential functions listed above.
years of experience as a municipal utility engineering technician,
surveying technician, public works inspector, or construction materials
inspector performing work related to the essential functions of the
- Valid driver’s license at time of
appointment and throughout employment.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
NOTE: College-level engineering
curriculum courses, for which an average grade equivalent to “C” was earned,
may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience. Substitution
will be made on the basis of five credits equals three months of experience,
and no substitution will be made for fewer than five credits.
NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.
- State of Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) Distribution Operator’s License D-1.
- Knowledge of Microstation and ESRI
software for geographic information systems (GIS).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
- Ability to serve as the primary on-site
coordinator for water main construction projects (Engineering Technician IV).
- Knowledge of construction methods and
- Proficiency with standard computer
applications, including Microsoft Office.
- Ability to produce accurate daily
inspection reports, detailed plans, drawings, maps, and diagrams using CAD/(GIS)
- Ability to read and interpret technical
- Ability to read and interpret
construction drawings, technical drawings, and specifications.
- Ability to use proper tools to measure,
estimate, and verify construction project specifications.
- Knowledge of construction safety
principles and the ability to perform work in a safe manner.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL
- Written communication skills, including
the ability to write technical reports and business correspondence.
- Verbal communication skills in order to
effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
- Interpersonal and teamwork skills to be
able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers
- Ability to work cooperatively,
effectively, and fairly with coworkers and residents whose backgrounds may
differ from one’s own.
- Problem-solving and analytical skills,
including the ability to evaluate options and find the best solutions.
- Planning, organizational, and time
management skills, including the ability to prioritize work with varying
- Ability to maintain accurate records.
- Honesty and the ability to use City
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II:
The current salary range
(PR 3FN) is $42,871-$48,114 annually, and the current resident incentive salary
range for City of Milwaukee residents is $44,157-$49,557.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV:
The current salary range
(PR 3NN) is $51,186-$62,522 annually, and the current resident incentive salary
range for City of Milwaukee residents is $52,722-$64,398.
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
- 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 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 the oral examination. Oral examinations 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 2022 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.
- Applications can be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.
- If you would like assistance completing an
application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414)
286-3751 or email@example.com.
- 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