Job Opportunities

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


Job Title:

PRINCIPAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR    One (1)) position available
Announcement #:2401
Location: Public Works Department / Solid Waste Disposal Division
Beginning Salary:      $1,100.80 bi-weekly
Closing Date: 5:00 pm October 25, 2013
Status: Full-time     

Position Purpose

Operates a variety of medium and heavy duty equipment a minimum of 9 out of 10 hours per shift to construct, maintain, and repair any/all activities related to landfill operations; serves a regular lead person to monitor work flow, review and correct work, and direct work at job sites.  Performs other duties as required.

Job Duties/Knowledge

Considerable knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in maintenance and operation of a sub title “D” landfill. Skill in the operation of the following tools and equipment: motor grader, scraper, bulldozer, back hoe, front end loader, motorized vehicles and equipment, including dump truck, pickup truck; saws; pumps; generators; compressors; common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches; detection devices; mobile radio; phone; survey level; laser level. Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to work safely; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to operate survey level and laser level; ability to provide leadership for small crews.

Requirement-Education & Experience

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and two years prior experience related to construction, maintenance, and operation of landfill activities, operation of scrapers, dozers, trash compactors, motor graders, or similar equipment; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license and must obtain a Class "A" Oklahoma Commercial driver’s license within 6 months from date of hire with the written test being  passed within 30 days of day of hire. Due to Oklahoma State licensing requirements for this position, an original or certified true copy of your birth certificate or passport must be made available BEFORE a conditional offer for a job can be made. Tanker Endorsement if needed.           






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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.