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



Job Title:

  Laborer I
Announcement #:  2815
Location:   Water Distribution
Beginning Salary:       

$913.60 bi-weekly

Closing Date:   April 20, 2017
Status:   Full-time


POSITION PURPOSE:   Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks and operates a variety of light and medium-duty equipment and trucks utilized in the construction, maintenance and repair of the water distribution system.
  • Regularly insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
  • Regularly performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to principle equipment operator (PEO) or senior equipment operator (SEO); cleans equipment
  • Regularly performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects to water lines, fire hydrants, valves and meters.  Labor will include pavement-cutting, ditch digging, laying and connecting of pipe and backfilling.
  • Frequently cuts, lays, repairs, cleans and flushes water lines, gates, fire hydrants and fittings; assists in shutting off broken sections of water mains. Occasionally assists in tapping water mains.
  • Frequently drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, gravel and spoil. Frequently assists in response to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss or no water.
  • Frequently assist supervisors with informing public regarding water outages
  • Frequently assist with proper traffic diversion in and around job sites with traffic cones, barricades, signs, lights and flags according to appropriate safety standards.
  • Occasionally uses locating equipment to determine the location of buried water and wastewater lines
  • Occasionally operates light construction and power equipment
  • Occasionally performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the supervisor
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
  • Two years prior experience related to the construction, maintenance and repair of water lines, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Skill in the operation of some of the following tools and equipment: motorized vehicles and equipment including dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, backhoe, trackhoe, front end loader, hydrohammer, trencher, saws, pumps, generators, compressors; common hand tools and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio and telephone.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments and the public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to read maps

This position is assigned to the Water Distribution Division, which is located within the compound of the City of Lawton Public Works Department facilities located at 2100 SW 6th Street


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers-to-handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.   The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.   The employee is regularly required to stand, walk or sit and frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl ore smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, Color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
    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.