Recruitment #2301-0266DC-001


The current Equipment Parts Assistant vacancy is a 2nd shift position (3:00 – 11:00 p.m.)

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 historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight 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 Equipment Parts Assistant ensures the availability of essential parts for the repair and maintenance of City of Milwaukee vehicles and equipment by applying efficient inventory control, parts procurement, and expedited order processing.  

Essential Functions

Equipment Part Inventory Procurement and Control

  • Maintain inventory through variance identification, warehouse stocking, inventory transfers, and recommendations of additions to regularly stocked parts inventory.
  • Prioritize required tasks to make efficient use of work time for oneself and the divisional repair and operations personnel.
  • Expedite parts orders based on inventory status and the need of parts for immediate repairs.
  • Determine spare parts availability using the inventory control system.
  • Identify manufacturer and aftermarket part numbers to make correct orders.
  • Source, order, receive, and deliver non-stocked items from vendors.
  • Document and post inventory and purchase transactions in the fleet management software program. Ensure material security to reduce loss and theft.  

Divisional Support

  • Support repair and operations personnel through the fulfillment of requests for parts and supplies.
  • Perform parts pickup and delivery, including loading and unloading trucks.
  • Support vehicle/equipment repair crews during snow and ice control operations.  

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.
  • The Equipment Parts Assistant may be assigned to work first or second shift and will be scheduled for an on-call rotation to support emergency snow and ice control operation repairs.
  • The Equipment Parts Assistant must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials up to 50 pounds alone and more weight with assistance.

Minimum Requirements

  1. One year of experience in a parts-related field, such as performing parts shipping and inventory control at a jobber, vehicle/ equipment dealer, in a heavy equipment industry, or in a construction company.
  2. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment. The incumbent will be required to drive a City-owned vehicle.  

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

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.

Desirable Qualifications

  • ASE Parts Specialist Certification P1 (Medium-Heavy Duty Truck Dealership Parts Specialist).
  • ASE Parts Specialist Certification P2 (Automobile Parts Specialist).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of automotive and heavy equipment parts, parts manuals, and tools to find and source parts from vendors.
  • Knowledge of warehousing procedures to ensure inventory is easy to find and to identify variances.
  • Knowledge of inventory management methods and techniques to improve the availability of regularly used items within the inventory.
  • Ability to efficiently use fleet management software programs to enable effective tracking of stock and to meet the needs of vehicle job orders.
  • Ability to read and understand job related documents, such as work rules, policies, operating manuals, street maps, equipment specifications, and parts descriptions.
  • Ability to learn new vehicle, equipment, and material management technologies to remain current with industry related trends and best practices.  

Communication/Interpersonal/Customer Focus  

  • Ability to communicate verbally with external vendors and coworkers.
  • Active listening skills to ensure fleet maintenance needs are met in an accurate manner.
  • Ability to identify, prioritize, and meet customer needs to ensure parts, service, and equipment are available when needed by various mechanics, supervisors, and departments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one's own.

Organizational/ Professionalism

  • Organizational skills and the ability to maintain accurate, detailed work records. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environments.
  • Ability to perform duties in a competent, dependable, and courteous manner.
  • Honesty and the ability to safeguard all departmental property.

Current Salary

The current starting salary (Pay Range 6IN) is $38,427 annually ($18.47 hourly), and the resident incentive starting salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $39,580 annually ($19.03 hourly).


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.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process 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 selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. 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
  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • 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 in 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.