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Careers/Opportunities at Great Lakes Facilities Resourcing

We're looking for talented and dedicated individuals to work with us.

Office Management

  • Duties/Responsibilities
    • provides administrative, secretarial and clerical support to others in the office to maintain an efficient office environment.
    • answer phones and transfer to the appropriate staff member
    • take and distribute accurate messages
    • greet public and clients and direct them to the correct staff member
    • coordinate messenger and courier service
    • receive, sort and distribute incoming mail
    • monitor incoming emails and answer or forward as required
    • prepare outgoing mail for distribution
    • fax, scan, and copy documents
    • maintain office filing and storage systems
    • update and maintain databases such as mailing lists, contact lists, and client information
    • retrieve information when requested
    • update and maintain internal staff contact lists
    • co-ordinate and maintain staff administrative records such as staff parking, staff phones, and company credit cards
    • type documents, reports, and correspondence
    • organize travel arrangements for staff
    • co-ordinate and organize appointments and meetings
    • assist with event planning and implementation
    • monitor and maintain office supplies
    • ensure office equipment is properly maintained and serviced
    • perform work related errands as requested such as going to the post office and bank
    • keep office area clean and tidy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • business college training an advantage
  • previous office experience may be requested but this can also be entry level position
  • competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent
  • internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and data collection
  • numeracy and literacy skills

Key Competencies

  • organization and planning skills
  • work management and prioritizing skills
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • problem solving ability
  • attention to detail
  • accuracy
  • flexibility
  • reliability
  • teamwork

General Laborer/Facilities Maintenance Worker

  • Duties/Responsibilities
    • Troubleshoots minor maintenance problems involving electrical, structural, plumbing, and equipment repair or replacement.
    • Performs preventive building maintenance duties, caulks windows and doors, repairs and replaces broken windows.
    • Performs routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks or urinals, fixing water leaks, leaking faucets, and water fountains.
    • Performs routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures.
    • Operates lawn mowers, tractors, and steam and high pressure washers.
    • Under close supervision, may operate a backhoe and other related motorized construction equipment.
    • Assists with building, grounds and other maintenance tasks to include: cleaning and maintaining work areas, tools, vehicles and equipment, and snow removal.
    • Purchases supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects.
    • Repairs and replaces door knobs or locks, repairs door closures, patches holes in walls.
    • Paints interior and exterior walls.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of trades related to building maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of a variety of building maintenance procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of machinery, equipment, and tools necessary for the maintenance and repair of public buildings.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in reading and following blueprints and assembly instructions.
  • Skills in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
  • Skill in using hand and power tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Work involves moderate to heavy work in types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of Milwaukee promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED and one (1) year building experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license is required. Some assignments may require a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake and passenger endorsement. Code: Non Exempt

Utility Locator

  • Duties/Responsibilities
    1. Review work orders and prints of locates, routes locates.
    2. Determines scope of services to be performed
    3. Drives to site of locate
    4. Inspects site for hazards
    5. Locates and marks underground facilities making sure all hook-ups are accurate
    6. Documents locate tickets

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Reading comprehension of at least 12th Grade
  2. Mapping skills.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively by phone, radio and in person in a professional manner


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license without restrictions
  • Passing physical examination and drug screen

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to walk distances of greater than one mile
  2. Ability to lift/carry objects weighing 25-30 pounds
  3. Ability to withstand year-round outdoor exposure
  4. code: non-exempt

Water Meter Reading/Installation


Performs a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled manual duties required in the operation, maintenance and installation of the water distribution and transmission system and related facilities by:

  • Participating and aiding higher level Water Utility Workers in locating, installing, adjusting and repairing new and existing water service connections, meter boxes, valves, curb boxes, water mains and fire hydrants.
  • Participating and aiding higher level Water Utility Workers in installing, repairing and maintaining pumps, valves and motors in pumping and treatment plant related facilities. water mains, valves and fire hydrants.
  • Participating in installing, repairing and maintaining pumps, valves and motors in pumping and treatment plant related facilities.
  • Flagging traffic as necessary.
  • Responding to emergency service calls during and after working hours, tagging customer's residences and providing temporary water and other aid as necessary.
  • Assisting with the flushing of the water distribution and transmission system on at least an annual
  • Attending safety seminars, comprehending safety regulations and contributing to safe working environment.
  • Answering the telephone and two (2) way radios.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent, and one (1) year of general maintenance and construction experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment. This position is also subject to random testing after hire.
  • Ability to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to perform basic mechanical operations.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform tasks in a safe manner.
  • Ability to read paper plans and maps and digital maps.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Class "A" commercial learner's permit within 6 months of employment preferred.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class "A" Commercial driver's license within one year.
  • Possession of a valid Intermediate Work Zone Safety Training card or the ability to obtain one within one year.
  • Ability to work overtime and standby is required.
  • Available to perform maintenance work at other than the principle location and hours of work.
  • Available to perform maintenance work at other than the principle location and hours of work.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform heavy physical tasks and lift up to one hundred (100) pounds.
  • Ability to work outside in various climatic weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

Master Plumber


Plans and performs preventive maintenance and emergency repairs on plumbing systems. Maintains the inspection backflow preventer and boilers database.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and repairs general plumbing components to include toilets, urinals, faucets, hose bibs, and drains.
  • Installs, repairs, or replaces domestic hot and cold water lines.
  • Repairs and replaces steam to hot water exchangers for major building heating systems and pools.
  • Repairs and replaces pneumatic steam valves, radiator valves, traps, and steam and condensate pipes.
  • Repairs and replaces domestic hot water heat pumps, chilled water pumps, sump pumps, and sewage pumps.
  • Installs, tests, and repairs all sizes of backflow prevention devices.
  • Leads troubleshooting efforts and repairs steam, water, and gas distribution systems.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Provides sketches and dimensions used by drafters to create plans for subcontractor work.
  • Researches catalogs and vendor services for complex and/or customized system retrofits.
  • Interprets and applies mechanical and structural blueprints to plan plumbing repairs and modifications.
  • In coordination with management, assigns to and tracks corrective and preventive maintenance tasks given to subordinate plumbers.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of trades experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. A current Wisconsin Master Plumber's License, and a Journeyman Gas License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Plumbing installation, maintenance, and repair skills.
  • Knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to lead others in troubleshooting and emergency repairs.
  • Ability to develop and implement planned maintenance programs.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety procedures.