Job Summary

Operates the heating and ventilating plants of a school, office or other building under the jurisdiction of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).   Maintains stationary and other equipment, cares for buildings and grounds and oversees the MPS Building Operations staff.

This is the entry-level position in the Engineering series with the district.

PAY RATE:    $40,057 (start rate)

Applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources.  A current resume must be attached to the completed application.   No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

*If you have failed the test please note: per our policy you are required to wait six months before reapplying for the School Engineer I position.

Who May Apply

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 Office of Human Resources 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.  Applicants will be notified by email the date, time and place of the examination.


*Veterans or spouses of veterans should provide a copy of the DD214 form upon application

Other Information

  • Operates heating and ventilating plants and air conditioning equipment in an assigned school or other MPS facility.
  • Cares for buildings and grounds, including housekeeping, grass cutting, pest control and snow removal.
  • Installs, repairs and maintains various kinds of mechanical equipment found in MPS buildings.
  • Directs, oversees and evaluates work of Building Service Helpers and other Building Operations personnel.
  • Assigns work, furnishes work schedules and creates job-related reports.
  • Establishes safe work procedures and maintains accident prevention standards.
  • Lifts and transfers objects weighing 50 pounds or more, shovels snow and debris and works from ladders and scaffolding.
  • Maintains positive relations with principals, teachers, co-workers, students and the general public.
  • Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Six months of experience in a supervisory or lead worker capacity with the responsibility for operating and maintaining heating and ventilating plants (furnaces, boilers and related equipment) and air conditioning equipment in a facility exceeding 30,000 square feet OR
  • Current MPS status and no less than six months of experience immediately preceding application as a Boiler Attendant or Boiler Attendant Trainee within the MPS Building Operations Division
  • American Society of Power Engineering, Inc. (A.S.O.P.E.) Facility Operating Engineer Third Class License AND a City of Milwaukee Stationary Engineer’s permit to operate low pressure boilers.
  • Ability to travel between locations as necessary.
  • State pesticide certification, category 7.1, within one year of appointment and throughout employment.
  • Certification in the EPA Asbestos Abatement Training Program within six-months of appointment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person’s sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law.  Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Department of Human Capital.  The identities of all “final candidates” may be released.  Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.

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