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Facilities Maintenance Worker

Position Type: Full-time, Hourly

Department: House of Correction

Compensation Range: $18.84 - $21.09/hr ($39,196.37 - $43,875.59)
Closing Date: October 21, 2018 @ 5:59pm CST

Job Summary

This job supports and completes activities related to the repair and maintenance of the buildings and grounds called the House of Corrections (HOC). The objective is to respond to requests for repair and preventative maintenance required and requested by staff of the facility. The position exists to maintain the facility in a safe and secure environment for the staff and inmates to work and live.


Job Responsibilities

  • Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping - Cut grass, weed whip around facility and grounds, apply chemicals around grounds. Trim trees and bushes. Maintain retention ponds and parking lots.

  • Work Orders - Work orders or emails generated by staff for requests for service or repairs in the facility.

  • Snow Removal - Snow plowing and salting of parking lots, roadways, and sidewalks. Maintain a CDL license and operate large plow trucks, loaders, and smaller snow removal equipment around the facility to keep roadways and sidewalks safe for staff and visitors to the facility.

  • Recycling Center - Create new recycling center at HOC. To recycle materials rather than disposing of it in trash compactor. Taking recycling from other County facilities to save cost of removal and to generate cash flow from recycling of valuable materials.

  • Assist Contractors and Other Visitors/Vendors - Assist contractors working in facility, monitor tool control and security of contractors and vehicles.

  • Special Projects - Assist supervision in implementing new ideas and programs throughout the facility. Female paint crew, recycling crew, female grass cutting crew.

  • Laundry Equipment Repair - Maintain and repair daily large production laundry plant. Preventative maintenance of the laundry plant equipment and air handling units powering laundry plant along with water softening systems for laundry plant, along with lighting and security systems.

  • Ability to safely and properly operate: dump trucks, plow trucks, loaders, forklifts, transport vans, buses, power tools, hand tools, power washers, pallet jacks, compactors and personal computers.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs; and ability to push and pull up to 200 lbs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Required License/Certification, Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Two (2) years or more work experience in Facility Maintenance, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical or HVAC required

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required and must be maintained throughout incumbency

  • Pesticide Applicator License preferred

  • Forklift certification preferred

  • High lift certification preferred


PG16 Org:4300 RV


Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to Wisconsin residents. 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.

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.