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Mechanic - Airport

Position Type:  Full time- Hourly 

Department: General Mitchell International Airport

Compensation Range: $22.78 - $26.25 hourly ($47,392.49 - $54.601.33 Annually)
Closing Date: Position is open until filled

Job Summary: Responsible for the diagnostic, repair, setup, dismantling and upkeep of all county owned vehicles and equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and repair a variety of vehicles and equipment;

  • Use hand and power tools, lifts, hoists, welders, torches and diagnostic test equipment to perform the repairs;

  • Set up new vehicles and equipment prior to being placed in service; 

  • Install beacons, work lights, communication equipment, temperature sensors and strobe lights;

  • Thorough inspection of all factory and dealer installed equipment;

  • Participate in training classes and seminars that may be provided by GMIA to upgrade existing skills or teach new skills;

  • Order equipment;

  • Complete paperwork as needed;

  • Dismantle and prepare vehicles and equipment for auction;

  • Read and interpret service manuals to include electrical and hydraulic schematics;

  • Respond as needed to all snow duty call outs;

  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

  • Five (5) or more years of maintenance and repair experience of late model year vehicles/construction equipment, which must have included computerized automotive systems.

  • Possession of tools of the trade at time of hire to include but not limited to wrenches, sockets, air tools and basic hand tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Service Equipment (ASE) Certification

  • Welding/fabricating, hydraulic and computer diagnostic experience

License Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required at time of application and maintained throughout employment.

  • Possession of a valid Wisconsin CDL “Class B” (no air brake restriction) driver’s license is required within six (6) months of hire.

*Please note a Class 2 Airport License will need to be obtained within the first week of employment. Selected candidate will need to pass a TSA/FBI background check on the second day of employment. * 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of standard practices and procedures in testing and repairing of various types of automotive and other gasoline or diesel operated equipment;

  • Skilled in the use of diagnostic equipment;

  • Skilled in the maintenance and repair of engines, brake systems, manual and automatic transmissions, differentials, clutches, steering assemblies, front and rear axles, fuel injection systems, anti-lock brakes, air brakes, and hydraulic systems;

  • Ability to access component parts on automotive equipment that are difficult to reach;

  • Ability to use a computer;

  • Ability to weld using gas and electric welders;

  • Ability to use cutting torches;

  • Ability to lift/carry up to 75 lbs.; ability to push/pull up to 75 lbs.;

  • Ability to work on call and overtime in winter during and after snow events.


Special Instructions:  In accordance with Rule lll  Section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position.  The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.