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



Sanitation Operator                          
ANNOUNCEMENT #:2554,2555,2556,2557
LOCATION: Public Works Department / Solid Waste Collection
BEGINNING SALARY:      $1,133.60 bi-weekly
CLOSING DATE : Open until filled
STATUS: Full-time       


POSITION PURPOSE: Operates a 52,000 GVW 20 cubic yard refuse packer and/or a 62,000 GVW Roll-on Roll-off truck in the hauling of commercial and residential refuse.


  • Operates trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of refuse from residential and commercial pick-up points. 
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned trucks and equipment. Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards. 
  • Performs crew chief duties. 
  • Occasionally performs a variety of activities when on call. Must be available at all times during the assigned period.  Performs some or all of the duties of laborer as required or assigned. 
  • Serves as ground guide as required. Considerable knowledge of equipment operating principles; working knowledge of the methods, used in refuse collection and transportation. 
  • 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 assess the job at hand and make necessary changes or corrections keeping in line with standard procedures.


  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Two (2) years experience involving the use of light to heavy equipment related to refuse collection and transportation.
  • Possession of valid Oklahoma Class "B" commercial drivers license. 



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.