Types of trainee opportunities

We offer several paid trainee opportunities

Application period - open

The City is currently accepting applications for two Public Works trainee programs at this time. Check back for updates or sign up for job alerts.

Public Works Service Worker I Trainee

Compensation
  • STEP 1: $17.479 hourly in the first six months
  • STEP 2: $18.726 hourly after:
    • Six months of on the job experience
    • Successfully obtaining a CDL

 

Minimum qualifications
  • 18 years of age by application deadline
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Own and maintain a valid Class D driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain a Class B CDL with tanker endorsement within 6 months of employment (We'll help you get your CDL)
Details
  • Performs manual labor
  • Learns to drive and operate equipment
  • Supports the department's construction and maintenance activities
  • We'll support you in obtaining your CDL Class B License

 

Length of program
  • 12 Months
Hours
  • 40 hours per week

Water Distribution Operator Trainee

Compensation
  • $19.069

 

Minimum qualifications
  • 18 years of age by application deadline
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Own and maintain a valid Class D driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain a Class D Water License (We will support you with this)
Details
  • Performs manual labor and semi skilled work
  • Learns how to maintain the City's Water Distribution System

 

Length of program
  • 12 - 18 Months
Hours
  • 40 hours per week

Auto Mechanic Trainee

Compensation
  • STEP 1: $17.73 (Year One)
  • STEP 2: $20.68 (Year Two)
  • STEP 2: $26.59 (Year Three)

 

Minimum qualifications
  • Valid Driver's License
  • High School diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age or older by program start date
  • Ability to Obtain a CDL Class B License with no air brakes restrictions within one year of hire
Details

Length of program

  • 3 years
Hours
  • 40 hours per week

What we do

Find out about the type of work we do and services we provide in Public Works.

Contact us

Monique Fish

Public Works

Phone

612-673-3514

Human Resources

Phone

612-673-2282

Address

City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m.  4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday