City of La Crosse is seeking to hire a full-time Crew Leader – Utility Mechanic to become an essential team member in the Wastewater Department. The purpose of the Wastewater Department is to help protect public health and the environment by providing high-quality regional wastewater treatment services in an effective, efficient, and responsive manner. The Wastewater Treatment plant is a division of Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Utilities. It is our vision to be a recognized, responsive, creative, and flexible team, all while achieving excellence for our community in a positive working environment. The City of La Crosse Wastewater Treatment Plant is under a major upgrade introducing new cutting-edge technology to be one of the more advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants in Wisconsin.

The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair wastewater plant and lift station equipment, and supervise other maintenance employees. Incumbent will perform equipment preventive maintenance and repairs including electrical, plumbing and carpentry. Position inspects, maintains, lubricates, changes oil, repairs machinery/mechanical devices; tests generators and other equipment for proper operation; fabricates metal and other parts. Incumbent supervises maintenance employees as lead worker, assigns tasks and reviews work, allocates crew members and equipment at job site and instructs work crews regarding work assignments. The work is performed under limited supervision of the Superintendent. Starting wage for this non-exempt position ranges between $27.12 and $31.07 per hour (80 hours bi-weekly) depending on qualifications.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, vocational/technical training in mechanical repair, three years equipment maintenance and repair experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) required, or ability to obtain CDL within 60 days in position. CPR, First Aid, Forklift, and Confined Space Entry certifications required after one year of hire.

Benefits: The City of La Crosse offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical benefit plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, deferred compensation, Roth IRA, life insurance, income continuation insurance, voluntary dental and vision plans, paid holidays, vacations and sick leave, and a variety of wellness initiatives. Benefit perks: low medical plan premium costs having a $400 deductible, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System with a 6.8% employer contribution, 10 paid holidays, ability to earn up to 12 sick days per year and vacation time available as of date of hire.

Selected candidate is subject to a background check and post-offer/pre-employment drug screen, physical and physical capacity screen. Applications accepted until February 12, 2023. To be considered, submit an employment application by visiting the City of La Crosse website and clicking on City Services, then clicking Career Opportunities or by visiting

City of La Crosse Human Resources
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 789-7595
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