Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501



Job Title:

  Plant Operator
Announcement #:  2812
Location:   Wastewater Treatment Plant
Beginning Salary:       

$1,133.60 bi-weekly

Closing Date:   March 31, 2017
Status:   Full-Time


POSITION PURPOSE:   Provides a variety of skilled and technical work participating in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift
  • Regularly operates pumps, digesters, air compressors, heating units and appurtenances at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Regularly ensure that the wastewater plant is in full compliance with all state and federal requirements.
  • Regularly sample, test and record results; and make proper adjustments of machinery, equipment and related control apparatus in accordance with established operating procedures and standards.
  • Regularly inspect plant equipment and machinery such as pumps, digester, boilers, compressors, filters and chemical feeders to determine that all machinery is operating properly, and make minor adjustments to the equipment.
  • Regularly inspect recording charts, gauges and meters; inspects treatment plant equipment, such as chlorinators, digester, sludge collectors and related equipment for proper operation. Malfunctioning of any equipment or apparatus is reported to supervisor and employee initiates troubleshooting/repair procedures.
  • Regularly maintains appearance of clarifiers, buildings and plant grounds.
  • Regularly operate heavy equipment such as backhoe, dump truck, semi-trucks, etc.
  • Regularly perform preventative maintenance on wastewater facility lines for the conveyance of wastewater
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED Equivalent. 
  • Experience in the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment similar to that used in a WWTP.
  • Knowledge of the general operating principles of electrical and mechanical equipment similar to the type used in a WWTP.  
  • Knowledge of the safe practices and procedures for handling chemicals associated with a wastewater treatment plant. 
  • Ability to accurately follow operating and recording procedures.
  • Able to read and perform mathematical calculations at a 12th grade level.
  • Ability to work and complete task unsupervised or with limited supervision.
  • Ability to detect faulty operating characteristics in equipment and the ability to execute remedial action procedures.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain Class “C” Wastewater Certification and a Class “C” Wastewater Lab certification from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within one year of date of hire.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a class “A” (CDL) within six- months of date of hire.
JOB LOCATION:   This position is assigned to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Division of Public Works.

Regularly:       Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be tolerant of heights.

Frequently:      Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds

Occasionally:   Exerting 10 to 25 pounds of force

Rarely:              Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 100 lbs

    EOE/ AA Employer/Vets/Disability
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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.