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Work for Water

Join an industry on the cutting edge of innovation and planning for the future. We work 24/7/365 to ensure that 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 Plant Automation Technician installs, repairs, services, and calibrates process control equipment and instrumentation in the Linnwood and Howard Purification Plants; the North Point, Riverside, Howard, and Texas Pumping Stations; 11 booster stations; and any other locations where the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) has instrumentation.

  • CIVIL ENGINEER I & II (Closes 10/21/22)
    The Civil Engineer prepares engineering designs and plans and performs construction review and/or inspection in one or more of the following areas: sewer and environmental engineering; water engineering; street, highway and transportation engineering; traffic engineering; and structural engineering.  

    Under the direction of the Water Quality Operations Manager, the Water Laboratory Technician collects and analyzes water samples to ensure potable drinking water for Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) customers.

  • WATER PLANT STEAMFITTER (Closes 10/14/22)
    The Water Plant Steamfitter installs and repairs water mains, piping systems and valves, gauges, controls, and regulators in water treatment plants, pumping stations and booster stations.  

  • WATER METER TECHNICIAN (Closes 10/14/22)
    The Water Meter Technician installs, tests, exchanges, removes, and performs on-site repair of water meters and the attached electronic transmitting devices in private residences and businesses throughout the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) service area.

    The Water Treatment Plant Operator and Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator operate a water treatment plant and distribution pumping system to meet production requirements for high quality, sufficient drinking water, with a focus on pump, treatment and chemical filtration changes, plant integration and overall process control.

  • 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. 

  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEER I/II/III (Closes 10/14/22)
    Under the direction of the Management Engineer, the Electrical Engineer designs and prepares plans and technical specifications for the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) Capital Improvements Program projects, with emphasis on electrical systems.

    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.

    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.

  • Fresh Coast, Fresh Opportunities
    The Fresh Coast, Fresh Opportunities program is a job training initiative in partnership with Employ Milwaukee. This program was featured on several local Milwaukee news television programs, print newspaper, and online articles. If you are interested in learning about how you can apply, email us here.


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