Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580-581-3392

     

Job Title:

PRINCIPAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR    One (1)) position available
Announcement #:2371
Location: Public Works Department / Water Distribution 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 and trucks utilized in the construction, maintenance, and repair of the water distribution system; serves as regular lead person to monitor work flow, review and correct work, and direct work at job sites.

Job Duties/Knowledge

Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects to water lines, fire hydrants, valves and meters. Work may 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. Responds to complaints and informs public regarding water outages. Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers needed repairs to supervisor. Uses locating equipment. Assists with proper traffic diversion in and around job sites. Ability to assess the job at hand and determine course of action, making. Skill in the operation of the following tools and equipment in all types of weather and surface conditions: motorized vehicles and equipment including dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, backhoe, track hoe, front-end loader, hydrohammer, trencher, saws, pumps, generators, compressors; common hand tools and power tools; shovels, wrenches; detection devices; mobile radio; phone. Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to work safely; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to record information accurately; ability to read water atlas. 

 Requirement-Education & Experience

Possession of a valid driver’s license. Possession of a Class “A” commercial driver’s license or must pass the written test within 30 days and obtain the license within six (6) months of date of employment. Due to Oklahoma State licensing requirements an original or certified true copy of your birth certificate or passport must be made available before a conditional offer for this job can be made. Possession of or the ability to obtain Class “D” Water Certification as issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality  within one year of date of hire. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Two years prior experience related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of water lines, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 

 

 


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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.