Recruitment #2301-4445-001


There are current Fleet Repair Supervisor vacancies for both first and second shift.

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 Fleet Repair Supervisor directs personnel engaged in light and heavy vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs in the Fleet Services Section. 

Essential Functions


  • Schedule and implement the preventive maintenance program.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement vendor recall programs and vendor warranty work.
  • Assist in the diagnosis of equipment malfunctions.
  • Road test and/or inspect completed work and work in progress.
  • Develop and implement equipment modifications to meet user needs.


  • Assign, coordinate and direct the work of various classes of vehicle service technicians, along with other skilled craft and maintenance workers.
  • Provide coaching and technical support to staff; set performance standards, monitor work in progress, evaluate performance, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Implement, promote, and enforce work policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Implement and enforce work rules and regulations.


  • Allocate and direct resources to ensure efficient, effective, and economical service.
  • Solicit vendor quotes, prepare work orders and service orders, and direct vendor assignments for work to be performed.
  • Create and maintain records, reports, and data to document all services performed.
  • Communicate and work effectively with personnel, other departments, and outside vendors.

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
  • Must work variable and extended hours to meet the City’s needs during weather-related events and other emergencies that may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • This position is subject to U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations on Drug and Alcohol Testing, and random drug and alcohol testing throughout employment.
  • Perform light physical activity exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
  • Must be able to withstand prolonged exposure to variable and extreme weather conditions including rain, wind, excessive heat, intense cold and snow.
  • Perform tasks that require manual dexterity and coordination.
  • Wear and use personal protective equipment (PPE) standard to equipment repair and maintenance, including common and specialized safety equipment (i.e., shoes, gloves, glasses, hearing protection, safety vest, and reflective clothing).

Minimum Requirements

1. Five years of experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment.


An Associate’s degree in Automotive Technology or related field and three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment.

2. Valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s License at time of appointment and throughout employment

3. A Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (Class A or B) without Air Brakes restrictions within six (6) months of appointment and throughout employment.

4. Good driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.

5. Appointment to the Fleet Repair Supervisor position requires residency within 15 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Milwaukee within six months of appointment pursuant to Rule III, Section 4(g) of the Rules of the City Service Commission. A map defining the jurisdictional boundary is located on the Fire and Police Commission website at: http://city.milwaukee.gov/fpc/Residency-Map.htm#.WPTR5E11qAg.  


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will 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.

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.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Heavy Truck or ASE Automotive certifications.
  • Skill in repairing specialized equipment used by the City of Milwaukee, including by not limited to refuse packers, dump trucks, and forestry equipment.
  • Skill in repairing specialized equipment used by the City.
  • Supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Highly skilled in the maintenance and repair of light and heavy vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use various standard and custom computer applications and platforms.
  • Ability to read and interpret service, repair and parts manuals and electrical and hydraulic schematic diagrams and charts in both hard copy and digital formats.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical procedures, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, vehicle maintenance and repair procedures.

Communication, Customer Service, and Interpersonal

  • Written communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other City managers, fellow staff, direct reports, and outside parties.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one's own. 
  • Verbal communication skills to effectively present information and respond to questions from the public or other agencies with tact and diplomacy. 


  • Ability to assign duties, set performance standards, monitor work in progress, evaluate performance, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Ability to provide guidance and training and coach team members to success.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding personnel matters.
  • Knowledge of leadership principles and best practices for selecting, supervising, and motivating employees.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work of others.
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all employees are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths, and feel that they can safely express themselves.

 Critical Thinking and Professionalism

  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems effectively.
  • Ability to use sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Organizational and time management skills to be able to plan and accomplish work within deadlines.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Honesty, integrity, and responsible stewardship of City of Milwaukee resources.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 1DX) is $68,790-$79,909 annually, and the resident incentive salary range is $70,853-$82,306 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 https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefit.

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.

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 can be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
  • 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 staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located 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.