Senior Equipment Operator, Wastewater Collection - 3143

Career Purpose

Operates a variety of light, and medium equipment trucks and specialized equipment utilized in construction, maintenance and repair activities; performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in maintenance of water distribution, storm drainage, and/or sewer systems.


  • Operates trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Operates trucks and construction power equipment such as backhoe, track hoe, front ­end loader, pipe bursting and boring equipment, flush/vacuum trucks, jet rodder, rod motor, and other equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of sewer systems.
  • Uses equipment for digging and leveling in the construction, maintenance and repair of ditches, streets, water and sewer lines and for hoisting and loading tools, materials and equipment.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned trucks and equipment. Keeps assigned trucks and equipment clean. Performs service to and makes repairs on assigned equipment. Insures proper maintenance of all equipment. Major defects are referred to supervisor.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Insures proper traffic diversion in and around job sites with traffic cones, barricades, signs, and flags according to appropriate safety standards. Inspects area to insure traffic diversion operates smoothly; alters as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Serves as ground guide as required.
  • Operates a survey level and laser during construction projects.
  • Must enter confined spaces.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent is preferred
  • 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.
  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment:  Motorized vehicles and equipment, including, pipe bursting equipment, boring equipment, fusion machine, backhoe, front-end loader, track hoe, jet rodder, rod motor, tractor with brush-hog, street roller, tamper, plate compactor, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, mobile radio and phone.
  • 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 other employees, supervisors and the public; ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying conditions; ability to classify soils and perform competently on excavation sites; ability to read water atlas and road map.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license and CDL certification with a Class "A" Oklahoma Commercial driver’s license or pass the written test within 30 days and obtain one within six (6) months of employment.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Class D Wastewater certification from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within one year of date of employment.
  • Ability to drive vehicles and operate equipment in ALL weather, traffic, and surface conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

Vacancy #
Closing Date
Career Type
$1,075.49 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Wastewater Collection

How To Apply ?

Option 1: Online - Adobe PDF

Note: You need to have Adobe Reader Installed on your device to submit the application online. Download or complete the attached application.

Option 2: By Mail

Return all completed application material to :

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

Application material must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the closing date (postmark alone is insufficient). The closing date is listed on the job announcement or the application material.

Option 3: In Person

The Human Resources Department is located on the 2nd Floor inside City Hall.

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