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


Job Title:

  Senior Equipment Operator  
Announcement #:  2783
Location:   Water Distribution Division
Beginning Salary:        $1,054.40 bi-weekly
Closing Date:   Open until filled
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.
  • Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects to water lines, fire hydrants, valves and meters to include pavement-cutting, ditch digging, laying and connecting of pipe and backfilling.
  • Cuts, fits, lays, repairs, cleans and flushes water lines, gates, fire hydrants and fittings; assists in shutting off broken sections of water mains and occasionally assists in tapping water mains.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned trucks and equipment.
  • Uses locating equipment to determine the location of buried water and wastewater lines.
  • Assists with proper traffic diversion in and around job sites.
  • Skill in the operation of: dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, backhoe, track hoe, front-end loader, hydrohammer, trencher, saws, pumps, generators, compressors; common hand tools and power tools; detection devices; mobile radio; phone.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks; ability to communicate effectively;
  • ability to work safely; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • ability to understand and carry out instructions; ability to read water atlas and road map.
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.   
  • Must obtain an Oklahoma Class “A” CDL within six months of date of hire.  Written test must be passed within 30 days of date of hire. 
  • Must obtain ODEQ Class “D” water certification within one year of date of hire
  • Graduation from high school, vocational school or possession of a GED.
  • Two years prior experience related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of water lines, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.




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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.