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



Job Title:

  Senior Equipment Operator
Announcement #:  2800
Location:   Wastewater Maintenance
Beginning Salary:        $1,054.00 bi-weekly
Closing Date:  

Open until filled

Status:   Full Time



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

  • Operates trucks of various sizes and weights and construction equipment such as backhoes, track hoes, front ­end loaders, flush trucks, rod trucks and other equipment used in the wastewater maintenance/collection divisions.
  • Uses equipment for digging and leveling in the construction, maintenance and repair of ditches, streets and storm drainage systems; and for hoisting and loading tools, materials and equipment.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned trucks and equipment.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards. Insures proper traffic diversion in and around job sites according to appropriate safety standards.
  • Performs a variety of activities when on call requiring the employee to make decisions to correct problems in after-hours situations.
  • Performs some or all of the duties of laborer as required or assigned.
  • Must enter confined spaces.
  • Knowledge in safety while working around all utilities such as electric, gas, cable, telephone. 
  • Knowledge of the standard procedures of utilizing the OKIE One Call system. 
  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instruction and to give oral instruction
  • ability to observe proper safety precautions;
  • ability to establish effective working relationships with others;
  • ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying conditions; ability to classify soils and perform competently on excavation sites;
  • Ability to assess the job at hand and make necessary changes or corrections keeping in line with standard procedures.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.  
  • Must obtain an Oklahoma Class A CDL within six months of date of hire and pass the written test within 30 days of date of hire.
  • Possession of an ODEQ Class D wastewater certification or the ability to obtain one within one year of date of hire.
  • Graduation from high school, vocational school or possession of a GED.
  • Two (2) years experience involving the use of light and medium equipment, one (1) of which must have been related to maintenance and/or construction of street, water, storm drainage, or sewer systems
JOB LOCATION:   Various locations throughout the City of Lawton

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.

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:   Smell materials to better identify or insure purity (lack of contamination) and lift and move up to 100 pounds.

    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.