Milwaukee Public Schools: Building-services openings at MPS can lead to a career path; Learn more at job fairs

MPS Department of Communications
Stephen Davis, Media Relations Manager
Nicole Armendariz, Director

(MILWAUKEE) — Milwaukee Public Schools is holding the second in a series of four monthly job fairs on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The district has immediate openings for a variety of positions; many of the entry-level positions available offer professional career pathways. Job openings include some in buildings and grounds operations, such as building services helper and boiler attendant trainee.

Other openings include school nurse, teacher, substitute teacher, teaching assistant (paraprofessional), school safety assistants, food service worker for the breakfast and lunch programs, and children’s health assistants (CHAs), who provide support to students with disabilities.

The district’s open entry-level positions have been the start of longtime careers for many employees. Michael Harris, Senior Director of Talent Management for the school district, cited two examples. “Milwaukee Public Schools has multiple pathways for employee advancement, such as building services helper to building engineer, as well as teaching assistant, or paraprofessional, to teacher,” he said. “At MPS, our employees can advance and make their careers with us.”

About MPS’ Building Services Pathway

A person hired as a building services helper, for example, would have janitorial duties, assist in grounds maintenance, and would perform minor maintenance. Their next steps could be as a boiler attendant, working up to school engineer. A boiler attendant operates and maintains the district’s furnaces, boilers, and related equipment, and maintains the grounds, and a school engineer maintains buildings and grounds, performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance, and supervises staff. Engineers oversee buildings from less than 60,000 square feet to more than 300,000 square feet.

More Information on Hiring Events

The hiring events will be at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street.

The remaining job fairs will be August 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and September 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Part-time and full-time jobs are available. Some positions have summers off.

All full-time employees receive benefits that include health insurance, paid sick time, and a pension.

MPS job openings are conveniently available in neighborhoods across the city.

Attendees can learn more about the jobs and the benefits of working for MPS at the job fair, and, in some cases, take part in interviews at the hiring event. Apply to open positions at