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



Job Title:

  Equipment Operator
Announcement #:  2794
Location:   Traffic Control
Beginning Salary:       

$981.60 bi-weekly            

Closing Date:   March 3 , 2017
Status:   Full time



Operates a variety of light equipment utilized in construction, maintenance and repair activities; performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in maintenance of street, traffic control, storm drainage systems and property maintenance activities.

  • Operates trucks from pick-up to dump truck size in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Operates sign repair and installation truck, walking paint stripers and a variety of powered hand tools.
  • Assists in the construction, repair and maintenance of streets, ditches, storm drainage systems, street striping and traffic control in and around job sites, and general property maintenance.
  • Occasionally performs crew chief duties in charge of small crews of two (2) or more, consisting of other Equipment Operators or temporary workers.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned trucks and equipment. Keeps assigned equipment clean. Performs service to and makes repairs on assigned equipment. Major defects are referred to supervisor.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Occasionally operates medium equipment, only as necessary.
  • Performs some or all of the duties of laborer as required or assigned.
  • Serves as ground guide as required or assigned.
  • Controls traffic in and around job sites with the use of flags, signs, barricades, lighted arrow boards and traffic cones. When necessary, will direct traffic with the use of "Stop"/"Slow" paddles and hand signals.
  • Occasionally performs a variety of activities when on call requiring employee to make decisions to correct problems in after-hours situations.  Must be available at all times during the assigned period.
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Four years experience working with light equipment and around medium and heavy equipment, two of which must have been related to street construction or maintenance.
  • Knowledge of equipment operating principles; working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in street maintenance.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions; ability to observe proper safety precautions; ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public; ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying conditions and ability to perform competently on excavation sites.
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the 12th grade level.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, and a Class "B" Oklahoma Commercial driver’s license or pass the written test within 30 days and successfully complete the driving test prior to 6 months from date of hire.
  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Light motorized vehicles and equipment, including dump truck, pick-up truck, tamper, planner, compressors, sanders, generators, large tractor, front-end loader, backhoe, and common hand and power tools mobile radio.

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


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 frequently lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, up to 50 pounds.  

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 80 pounds

Occasionally:     Smell materials to better identify or insure purity (lack of contamination).

Rarely:               Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 100 pounds, including the human body.

    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.