Recruitment #2304-0925DC-003


There are current Fleet Maintenance Technician (FMT) vacancies for both first and second shift.

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 Section. First shift (6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and second shift (3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) assignments may be available.

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.


Fleet Maintenance Technicians maintain and repair heavy and light City of Milwaukee 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:

Recordkeeping, 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.

§  Assist 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.

§  Liaise between the equipment operators and repair staff on both 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; adjust on equipment; and assist Vehicle Service Technicians (VSTs) 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

FMTs must be willing and able to do the following:

§  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.

§  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.

§  Perform medium physical labor, moving various pieces of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. unassisted and transferring objects weighing 20 lbs. frequently.

§  Withstand prolonged exposure to variable and extreme weather conditions, including rain, wind, excessive heat, intense cold, and snow.

§  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).

§  Possess a basic set of hand tools, including standard and metric wrenches and sockets, within one month of appointment.

Minimum Requirements

1.    One year of experience performing maintenance and minor repair of automotive and/or heavy equipment.

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

3.    Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) without Air Brakes restriction within six months of appointment and throughout employment.

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

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

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.

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

§  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.

Customer 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 (Pay Range 7HN) is $40,247 - $57,583 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $41,455 - $59,310 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/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 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 2023 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.

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 https://www.jobapscloud.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 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.