Steamfitter – Temperature Control

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #439
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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General Mitchell International Airport

Steamfitter – Temperature Control

Hourly: $40.56 - $43.82

Close Date:  The position will remain open until filled.

Job Summary:  To maintain, repair and install the equipment and systems that heat, cool and ventilate the facility.  Building codes require that we maintain standards to occupy the facility.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Maintain, repair, and install HVAC system controls.  Maintain, repair and install digital and pneumatic controls.  Maintain and repair boiler and chiller controls.
  • Maintain, repair and install fluid system lines.  Maintain, repair and install hot and chilled water, vapor, gas and other fluid system lines.
  • Estimate jobs; To estimate the costs of material and labor needed for jobs.
  • Maintain inventory;  To maintain a proper inventory of repairs parts and tools necessary to complete commonly performed jobs.
  • Read blueprints and inspect projects done by others.  Read blueprints and construction documents to perform repairs and also to comment on proposed projects.  To assist engineering department during inspections of completed projects.


Required Education, License and Experience:


  • Current resident of the State of Wisconsin.
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • A valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license at time of hire and maintained throughout employment.
  • Classic 2 Airport Driver’s License
  • Wisconsin Steamfitter Registered Apprenticeship
  • Two (2) years of experience in maintaining, repairing control systems
  • Four (4) years of experience as a steamfitter
  • Ability to lift, carry up to 60 lbs. and push, and pull up to 60 lbs.
  • Applicants must successfully undergo a criminal history background check to establish security clearance for Milwaukee County facilities and maintain this clearance throughout employment.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable irregularity of hours due to frequent overtime, weekend or shift rotation
  • Regular and/or frequent on-call availability
  • Occasional stress due to deadlines or workload because of intermittent or cyclical work pressures, or occasional exposure to distressed individuals within the immediate work environment.


Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin.  In accordance with Rule III 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 is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. 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.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.

Other details

  • Job Family 15 - Other
  • Job Function 7 Skilled Craft Workers
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA