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Work for Water

Join an industry is on the cutting edge of innovation and planning for the future. We work 24/7 to ensure our nearly 900,000 customers have continuous access to clean drinking water, and we're building resilient critical infrastructure that will sustain our communities. Milwaukee Water Works is a leader in promoting equity and proud of our efforts to recruit and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Careers in water reflect a wide range of interests, skills, experience, and education. 

Education and training programs for water careers

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Start or continue your career in water with the Milwaukee Water Works

Current openings:
    The Water Distribution Repair Worker I serves as part of a crew that repairs and maintains the water distribution system to ensure that customers have quality, sufficient water with minimal interruption.

  • YOUTH APPRENTICE (Closes 5/20/22)

    The Engineering Technicians II and IV conduct water main replacement, water distribution system repair, and lead service line replacement inspections to ensure compliance with and enforcement of Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) specifications.

  • WATER PLANT MACHINE REPAIRPERSON (Continuous recruitment)
    The Water Plant Machine Repairperson provides journey-level machine repair expertise and serves as the lead worker for the preventive maintenance, repair, removal and installation of all mechanical equipment in the MWW facilities. This is the final phase in the promotional series for the water plants machine repair personnel.

  • WATER PLANT MACHINERY MECHANIC (Continuous recruitment)
    The Water Plant Machinery Mechanic independently performs system-wide installation, preventive maintenance and repair duties on medium-duty water system equipment. The Water Plant Machinery Mechanic assists skilled trades personnel in performing complex and/or heavy-duty assignments. This is the second phase in the promotional series for water plants machine repair personnel. 

  • WATER PLANT FACILITY MECHANIC (Continuous recruitment)
    The Water Plant Facility Mechanic performs minor maintenance repairs to all MWW system equipment and assists skilled trades personnel as needed. This entry-level position is the first in the three-step promotional series for Water Plants machine repair personnel.  


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